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.
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).
Degrade Stripe Slip Cutout Panelled Dress ($1500) in Nude
Quilted Taj Print Dress ($511)
Lace Panel Pleat Dress ($96)
1971 Gabby Pleated Flared Skirt ($180) in Ice Blue
Drop Waist Sueded Dress ($69)
Mini Pleat Shirt ($950)
Cady Pleated Mini Skirt ($685)
Pintucked Skirt ($50) in Bright Yellow
Long Pleated Skirt ($316)
Pleated Silk Chiffon Dress ($625)