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?