SS16 Pleats & 6 ways to wear them

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From Christopher Kane to Proenza Schouler, this season designers are going puppy eyed for pleats – so I decided to share with you six styling options for parading them this spring.

Which one is your favorite!?
xxx, MM

 

DON’T SWEAT IT

For downtime dressing, throw an oversized sweater over your favourite pleated skirt, the more oversized the better.

Style tip: Opt for eye catching ribbed styles that will emphasise the volume of your pleats and team with skater style slip-on trainers.

SPORTS-STAR STYLE

Transition from the tennis court to the cocktail bar with a sporty pleated mini-skirt and, if you dare, make it a leather-pleated micro-mini – a tantalising texture for spring.

Style tip: Avoid heels and offset your leg-revealing lengths with Dolce & Gabbana’s floral embellished brogues.

JIL SANDER                                                   Alexander McQueen  

PLEATS PLEASE

Invest in pieces from Issey Miyake’s seminal Pleats Please collections, where garments are cut three times larger than their finished size, and heat pressed into permanent pleats.

Style tip: Embrace Tokyo styling with an oversized backpack and heavy-duty buckled sandals.

PICK ONE COLOUR

To capture this season’s penchant for earthy tones, work your pleats in a colour-blocked look – white, black and camel are your go-to shades.

Style tip: For va-va-voom volume, rock pleats and fringing while shade syncing your clutch with your cat-eye sunglasses.

TOP OF THE CLASS

Emulate boarding-school cool with a wide-pleated, midi length kilt – a guaranteed A+ in any pleating pop quiz.

Style tip: Go all out geek-chic with a top buttoned checked shirt, Marni V-neck sweater or woolen cardigan, and top it off with SS16’s must-have slipper mule.