Pleats, Please! Shop This Stylish, Feminine Trend Today

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.

Jessica White

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Coco Rocha

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

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.

Lake Bell

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Brit Marling

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

Zoe Saldana

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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).

Alexa Chung

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On Alexa:
Christian Dior dress; Lulu Guinness clutch.

Hilary Rhoda

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

Hanneli Mustaparta

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Charlotte Taylor

Quilted Taj Print Dress ($511)

Day Birger et Mikkelsen

Penumbra Two-Tone Pleated Silk Dress ($360)

Pintucked Skirt ($50) in Bright Yellow