I Always Wear This One Trend When I Want to Fake an Expensive-Looking Outfit


What's my favorite kind of outfit, you ask? One that looks really expensive but isn't. While I have a number of hacks up my sleeve that allow me to get a luxe look with ease, plissé fabric is the one trend that lets me fake an expensive-looking outfit no matter what. I find that the textured look of anything plissé instantly makes my outfits look double the price. On top of that, the fabric is inherently comfy. Be it a dress or a pair of pants, the comfort level this trend brings you is so good that I consider it a way of life. 

Curious where to find the best plissé in town? Then, let me introduce you to Who What Wear CollectionWho What Wear Collection is a new brand dreamed up by our very own editors featuring trend-ish classics, small-batch drops, and feel-good fabrics. I might be biased, but every single item in the collection is worth adding to cart, but as the true plissé lover that I am, I had to take the time to highlight the eight plissé pieces we just launched. From matching sets to dresses (with cutouts!), I have no doubt you'll be able to find the perfect plissé piece for you. In case you need some inspiration on how to make this trend look as expensive as possible, I've gathered some of my favorite images of influencers and editors styling their plissé items. 


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Although this ensemble is relatively casual, the luxe look of these pants instantly elevates the entire 'fit. 


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Here are two of our very own editors styling our plissé pieces in two very different ways. Hopefully, seeing these two outfits side by side proves just how versatile this trend can be. 



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When you have a dress this striking, you really don't need much else. Everything from the icy-blue color to the sultry cutouts will have you looking on-trend and expensive in no time. 



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Want to feel like you're wearing pajamas without looking like you are? Then, plissé is the trend you must try, particularly this set. As you can see, wearing the top and pants together gives you a polished look with minimal effort. 


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Most of the pieces in Who What Wear Collection pair perfectly together, but thanks to our market editor Indya's superb styling skills, we officially found a match made in heaven. Clearly, this top and these pants are must-buys. 



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Does it get much more luxe than a powerful blazer and a plissé midi skirt? No, no it doesn't. If going braless isn't really your thing, try layering a simple black crop top underneath this blazer or a turtleneck when it gets a bit colder outside. 


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Here, we see our plissé top and skirt in the wild, and truly, I've never felt so in love with them. I love the simple styling of the sleek thong sandals with the textured set. 



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Here, we have one of our best-selling dresses, the Drew Cutout Twist Midi Dress. It's understandable that this dress is flying off the shelves considering it's on-trend, comfortable, and somehow also timeless. I don't make the rules—I just report on them. But if I were you, I would add this little number to my cart ASAP.



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Simple and sleek, just how we like it. Whether you dress these plissé pants up or down, you're sure to look expensive from head to toe. 


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Looking to dress up an outdoorsy outfit? Then, these plissé pants are it. I love the way they are styled here with a bikini and a big button-down. 



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This blue just hits different. I said what I said. 


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Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as Elle.com, HarpersBazaar.com, and Vogue.co.uk. She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.