How To Wear A Pleated Skirt

Pleated skirts are currently in the spotlight at New York Fashion Week as they’ve been spotted both on the catwalk and in the audience.

The most popular skirts at the moment are cut in a classic below the knee midi style – this has an added bonus of drawing attention to your shoes. It looks great styled with winter ankle boots for the daytime, or for a more dressed up evening look, pair the pleated skirt with some delicate scrappy heels – try metallic ones if you want to be even more on trend!

The pleated midi skirt is perfect for this time of year, when we are transitioning from summer to colder winter weather. It’s an excellent choice for keeping your legs warm whilst looking well put together! The skirt suits all ages and you can experiment with how you style it and the pleats create a floaty effect that will make any outfit look super feminine.

Pleated skirts are a great wardrobe addition this A/W as they suit all ages. They are also incredibly versatile – wear them with a simple t-shirt for a classy day look and dress them up with a smart blouse tucked in for a vamped-up evening look.

The classic midi cut is flattering on all body types and it adds a splash of sophistication to any outfit – even if you wear it with a simple t-shirt!

Here are a couple of our favourtie street style looks at New York Fashion Week so far:

6 Ways To Wear A Pleated Skirt

Work your pleated skirt with a modern twist. Bright, colour-blocked or with a luxurious finish, here’s our edit of the best – and the savviest ways to style them…

The Classic

Head-to-toe tones of cream and grey always look expensive. A slim heel dresses this look up in an instant.

Skirt, £29.90, xs-xl, Uniqlo. Jumper, £110, xs-l, Jigsaw. Sleeveless coat, £119, 6-16, Mint Velvet. Faux fur stole, £140, Helen Moore. Belt, £9.99, Mango

Lace

Upgrade a classic style for evening with lace.


Skirt, £50, 8-16, Oasis. Shirt, £35, 8-24, M&S. Shoes, £19.99, New Look. Rings, £130 each, both Clarice Price Thomas

Colour Blocking

Continue the theme with a multi-coloured sweater.

Skirt, £49.50, 8-24, M&S. Sweater, £110, xs-xl, LK Bennett. Bag, £15, Accessorize. Necklace, £75, Lola Rose. Rings, £149 each, Phoebe Coleman

Sporty

Sling on a bomber and roll up those sleeves to show off your layered arm candy.

Skirt, £250, 6-16, Winser London. Roll-neck, £159, 6-16, Luisa Cerano. Jacket, £65, 8-16, Oasis. Bracelet, £195, Annie Haak. Watch, £125, Olivia Burton. Ring, £180, Alex Monroe

The Bold One

Add a graphic roll-neck and eye-catching heels. Skirt, £35, 6-22, Dorothy Perkins.

Roll neck, £28, Principles by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams. Shoes, £70, Aldo. Watch, £195, Kate Spade New York. Bangle, £155, Edge of Ember. Ring, £70, Maya Magal

Leather Look

A longer-length skirt looks super stylish with this season’s maxi military coat. Raise your game with block-heeled knee-high boots.

Skirt, £85, 6-16, Finery London. Top, £57, s-xl, Second Female. Coat, £395, 6-18, LK Bennett. Boots, £240, Ted Baker. Necklaces, £156 each, both Pyrrha. Plain ring, £25; bar ring, £55, both Muse Studio

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