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29 Nov

Trend Alert: 3 ways to make a pleated skirt look chic


The Pleated skirt is a trend that you definitely would not want to miss this season, as the style is making a surprise resurgence and has been spotted on quite a few celebrities over the last few months.

With its long length and cinched waist, this pleated beauty looks flattering on all figures and exudes a feminine vibe that perfectly complements the season. To those who love this pretty drape, here’s a rundown of tips to sashay away in your favourite pleated skirt and take it to the next level.



Contrasting bright shades




Wearing a rainbow pattern pleats may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but it’s surely a look that can turn heads if done right. It can easily go wrong and turn into a fashion faux pas, but Ushna Shah nailed the daring look in this Vesimi number by Siddhartha Bansal. The actress paired the multitude of colours with a plain black crop top to keep the look balanced.

Pro tip: Don’t add more hues or patterns in the mix and wear minimal accessories to sport this fashionable clash of colours.

Read: Trend Alert: 4 exotic ways to drape a sari


Ultra feminine




By design, a pleated skirt has delicate folds and a vintage silhouette. However, adding a metallic twist in the mix, the spark is undeniably a head-turner and that’s why we love how Karisma Kapoor has worn it. The diva styled a silver-hued drape maxi skirt with a bow tied halter neck blouse. Complemented with a clean hair updo, the look is simple to replicate and is pleasing to the eye at the same time.

Pro tip: With its bulging shape, your first instinct is to pair a pleated skirt with a form fitting top but any over-sized knit can be a perfect addition. Try billowing bishop sleeves with vintage cuffs or a baggy shirt.


Stick to basics




Meghan Markle was seen sporting a gorgeous blue pleated skirt on her visit to New Zealand. While the Duchess of Sussex opted for a basic navy hue, the folds on this skirt appear to be opening at the hem, giving way to a bright azure shade. We love this intricate detail on the skirt; however, we wish the mommy-to-be had worn a few accessories.

Pro tip: Add a pop of colour to such solid hues. Pair it up with funky shoes or a pretty silk scarf tied artfully around your neck.


Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.