You Com(pleat) Me

I’ve always dreamed of wearing a tea-length full pleated skirt and looking like I just walked out of an Audrey Hepburn movie.  Unfortunately, this classic look doesn’t fit well into my 9-to-5 lifestyle — but all hope is not lost!  Pleats have reentered mainstream style with the rise of the midi skirt, and now there are plenty of work and weekend-worthy substitutes ready to be consumed by the Average Jane.

When shopping for the perfect pleated skirt, size really does matter.  Pleats that are too wide or a skirt that is too short may leave you looking like you dusted off the old school uniform (goodbye innocence, hello inappropriate) instead of transforming you into a Golden Age goddess.  Look for pleats that fulfill their purpose by giving a (almost) knee-length or longer skirt body and movement.  If you’re seeking something outside the normal A-line shape, check out ASOS.  Their ASOS Collection has a stylish and affordable selection of pleated skirts, like these three non-traditional picks:

How would you com(pleat) your outfit with a pleated skirt?

Box Pleats
Daily Look A-Line Pleated Midi Skirt  //  Vince Camuto Sheer Insert Pleated Midi Skirt  //  Blaque Label Pleated Skirt

Accordion Pleats
Dorothy Perkins Mesh Pleat Midi Skirt  //  JOA Striped Pleated Midi Skirt  //  Ann Taylor Pleated Colorblock Sweater Skirt

ASOS Pleats
ASOS Pencil Skirt with Flippy Hem  //  ASOS Full Pleated Peplum Skirt  //  ASOS Midi Skirt with Crossover Front

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Lauren, the blogger behind The Glamour Less, is a self-proclaimed fashion enthusiast. She started The Glamour Less with the idea of overcoming the need for 'the perfect outfit,' and instead, finding classic and unique pieces that complement and accentuate each other.