Pleats are classic fashion. This is because they never go out of style, unlike other fashion trends. Pleated clothing is essential in every wardrobe. This is not only because they remain ever-trendy but also because they fit every body type or shape.
Pleats can be featured in different types of clothes and on different parts of the cloth. Pleats can be worn as a skirt, or as a blouse. Pleats can also be worn as a gown, jumpsuit, or trousers. The sleeves of a dress can also feature pleats as well as the edge.
There are several ways to wear pleats; in this article, I’ll be sharing with you five ways to wear it.
Wear as a skirt
The most common way to wear pleats is to wear a skirt. Pleated skirts come in varying lengths and styles. It could be knee-length, midi length, three-quarter length, and full length. Pleated skirts could also be high waist or low waist. The pleats can also be as a form of adjoining at the end of a straight midi skirt.
The pleats itself have variations. It could be box pleats(kiss pleats), gathered pleats, knife pleats, so on. You can wear pleated skirts can with fitted tops or free tops.
You can also wear with heels, sneakers, or sandals depending on the look you are going for. For a laid back or casual look, wear a knee-length pleated skirt with a tucked in breezy top and sneakers. For a dressy look, wear a fitted top tucked into a pleated skirt with heels.
Wear as a Blouse
Pleats can also be worn as a blouse. The most common form of wearing pleats as a blouse is the peplum top. You can get creative with it by incorporating some pleats into the sleeves of your blouse. For a fun breezy look, you can wear pleats in a blouse as an A-shape pleated blouse. You can also wear as a corset, as in the picture below
Wear as pants
One very interesting way to wear pleats is to wear as pants. This is because pleated pants give off a sexy and powerful vibe. It instantly takes the wearer from drab to boss lady.
Pleated pants come in varying widths depending on your taste. There are the averagely sized ones and there are the super wide-legged ones with a diameter that can go on forever, even to rival the width of oxford bags.
Like every other pleated cloth, pleated pants fit every body shape and type. It also billows nicely against the calves, in the wind. The best way to wear pleated pants, especially the wide ones is to wear with a fitted blouse. You can also wear it in a suit as a pantsuit set especially ones with average diameters. For shoes, sneakers, or pumps would do depending on the look you want to create.
Wear as a gown or a shirt dress
Apart from the skirt, another common way to wear pleats in apparel is to wear a pleated gown. Pleated gowns are not only easy to wear but they are also quite versatile. You can dress up or dress down pleated gowns to suit the occasion. You can also style with a variety of fashion accessories or pieces such as belts and blazers.
One way to deviate from the norm when it comes to pleated gowns is to wear the pleats as a shirt dress. This isn’t as widely worn as the conventional gown.
Wear as a jumpsuit
Tired of the conventional Jumpsuit? Then try a pleated one. Pleated jumpsuits like pleated pants give the wearer a bodacious look. You can wear pleated jumpsuits in the form of culottes, playsuits, or the normal full length. You can also pair it with a variety of footwear: mules, sandals, heels, and sneakers.
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There’s nothing to be afraid of when wearing pleats. The fact that it never goes out of style is a huge relief and a huge burden taken off our shoulders as fashionistas. There’s nothing to be afraid of also because it leaves room for versatility when it comes to styling. And the best part is that it fits every body type or shape!