Pleated Skirts Are Back — Here Are 20 Fresh Ways to Wear One in 2019
First, I'd like to say that I am very proud of myself for holding on to a pleated leather Zara skirt I bought back in 2013. I knew that thing was special when I first laid eyes on it. Six years later, pleated skirts are making a major comeback.
When I say major, I mean it. Fashion labels from Burberry to Off--White are betting on the twirl-worthy skirts, loading runway collections with the flouncy designs. And just in time for spring, retailers — like Nordstrom, Barneys, and Net-A-Porter — are stockpiling the style.
If you're looking for fresh ways to style pleated skirts, finding inspiration won't be hard. Pleated skirt looks were all over the street-style scene during fashion month. I've gathered the best in the gallery ahead.
Mix unexpected colors
Shop Similar: H&M Pleated Skirt, $30.
Match your coat
Shop Similar: Red Valentino Skirt, $515.
Go for a shorter hemline
Shop Similar: Morgan PU Skirt, $83.
Style with an oversized sweater
Shop Similar: Gap Pleated Skirt, $40.
Tie up a T-shirt
Shop Similar: Elie Tahari Pleated Skirt, $170.
Grab a belted option
Shop Similar: Zara Belted Pleated Skirt, $70.
Play with neons
Shop Similar: Mango Pleated Skirt, $38.
Wear with a longline bomber
Shop Similar: Fendi Asymmetric Skirt, $1,980.
Style with a blazer
Shop Similar: Alice + Olivia Pleated Skirt, $485; saks.com.
Tuck in a sporty jersey
Shop Similar: ASOS Design Pleated Skirt, $40.
Accessorize with trendy pieces
Shop Similar: Derek Lam 10 Crosby Pleated Skirt, $495.
Grab a multi-color skirt
Shop Similar: Mary Katrantzou Rainbow Maxi Skirt, $1,322.
Test out metallic shiny finishes
Shop Similar: Topshop Metallic Pleated Skirt, $95.
Pair with combat boots
Shop Similar: Dion Lee Pleated Maxi Skirt, $295.
Go for a classic black-and-white moment
Shop Similar: Valentino Pleated Skirt, $1,490; farfetch.com.
Test a mettalic skirt
Shop Similar: Unique Bargains Skirt, $20.
Pair with a crop top
Shop Similar: Joseph Pleat Skirt, $895; net-a-porter.com.
Style with an unbuttoned blouse
Shop Similar: Polo Ralph Lauren Pleated Skirt, $269.
Add a neon boot
Shop Similar: H&M Pleated Skirt, $50.
Throw on a hoodie
Shop Similar: UO Aggie Plaid Pleated Midi Skirt, $30.