Pleats, Please! Shop This Stylish, Feminine Trend Today

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    Pleats have moved far beyond the realm of schoolgirl uniforms, if the fashion-forward looks on Alexa Chung, Zoe Saldana, and Miley Cyrus are any indication. Not only do these pieces nod to spring’s feminine trend, there’s a pleat to please everyone, ranging from precise knife pleats for a preppy vibe to petite folds for those with more ladylike sensibilities. Ready to pick your pleat? Click through our slideshow for some celeb inspiration, and shop our pleated essentials too.

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    PHOTO: Getty Images

    Jessica White

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Coco Rocha

    On Coco:
    Fausto Puglisi dress; Chanel tights; Paul & Joe shoes.

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    Miley Cyrus

    On Miley:
    Marc Jacobs Sequin Mickey Sweater ($995, available in White), Large Stripe Satin Gabardine Skirt ($995, available in Black White), and Licorice Clutch from the S/S 13 collection.

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    Lake Bell

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    Brit Marling

    On Brit:
    Viktor & Rolf dress from the S/S 13 collection; Rupert Sanderson sandals.

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    PHOTO: Pacific Coast News

    Zoe Saldana

    On Zoe:
    Calvin Klein Collection Malachite Melange Wool Flannel Cross Back Shell ($1395) and Malachite Plaid Open Weave Wool Felt Pleated Skirt ($1495) from the F/W 13 collection; Jimmy Choo Tahi Perforated Leather Sandals ($1295, available in Black).

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell Agency

    Alexa Chung

    On Alexa:
    Christian Dior dress; Lulu Guinness clutch.

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    Hilary Rhoda

    On Hilary:
    Michael Kors top and skirt from the S/S 13 collection; KORS Michael Kors Mikaela Snakeskin Sandals ($193) in Gold.

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    PHOTO: Vanessa Jackman

    Hanneli Mustaparta

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    Sami Gayle

    On Sami:
    Alice + Olivia Lollie Belted Embellished-Collar Dress ($797) and Danny Watercolor Patent Platform Pumps ($295).

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    Marc Jacobs

    Degrade Stripe Slip Cutout Panelled Dress ($1500) in Nude

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    Charlotte Taylor

    Quilted Taj Print Dress ($511)

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    Day Birger et Mikkelsen

    Penumbra Two-Tone Pleated Silk Dress ($360)

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    Topshop

    Lace Panel Pleat Dress ($96)

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    Reiss

    1971 Gabby Pleated Flared Skirt ($180) in Ice Blue

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    Pim + Larkin

    Drop Waist Sueded Dress ($69)

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    Mulberry

    Mini Pleat Shirt ($950)

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    Miu Miu

    Cady Pleated Mini Skirt ($685)

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    Gap

    Pintucked Skirt ($50) in Bright Yellow

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    Jacquemus

    Long Pleated Skirt ($316)

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Mikaela Snakeskin Sandals

Mikaela Snakeskin Sandals

KORS Michael Kors, $193
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Danny Watercolor Patent Platform Pumps

Danny Watercolor Patent Platform Pumps

Alice + Olivia, $295
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Lollie Belted Embellished-Collar Dress

Lollie Belted Embellished-Collar Dress

Alice + Olivia, $797
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Malachite Plaid Open Weave Wool Felt Pleated Skirt

Malachite Plaid Open Weave Wool Felt Pleated Skirt

Calvin Klein Collection, $1495
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Malachite Melange Wool Flannel Cross Back Shell

Malachite Melange Wool Flannel Cross Back Shell

Calvin Klein Collection, $1395
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Tahi Perforated Leather Sandals

Tahi Perforated Leather Sandals

Jimmy Choo, $1295
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Large Stripe Satin Gabardine Skirt

Large Stripe Satin Gabardine Skirt

Marc Jacobs, $995
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Sequin Mickey Sweater

Sequin Mickey Sweater

Marc Jacobs, $995
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Pintucked Skirt

Pintucked Skirt

Gap, $50
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Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress

Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress

Tibi, $625
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Penumbra Two-Tone Pleated Silk Dress

Penumbra Two-Tone Pleated Silk Dress

Day Birger et Mikkelsen, $360
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Quilted Taj Print Dress

Quilted Taj Print Dress

Charlotte Taylor, $511
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Drop Waist Sueded Dress

Drop Waist Sueded Dress

Pim + Larkin, $69
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Mini Pleat Shirt

Mini Pleat Shirt

Mulberry, $950
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Cady Pleated Mini Skirt

Cady Pleated Mini Skirt

Miu Miu, $685
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Degrade Stripe Slip Cutout Panelled Dress

Degrade Stripe Slip Cutout Panelled Dress

Marc Jacobs, $1500
SHOP
1971 Gabby Pleated Flared Skirt

1971 Gabby Pleated Flared Skirt

Reiss, $180
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Long Pleated Skirt

Long Pleated Skirt

Jacquemus, $316
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Silk Crepe Riviera Print Skirt

Silk Crepe Riviera Print Skirt

Orla Kiely, $443
SHOP
Lace Panel Pleat Dress

Lace Panel Pleat Dress

Topshop, $96
SHOP
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