More pleats please!

When you combine go-go glitter and prim-and-proper pleats in a skirt, you get ethereal. Take look 19 from Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award winner, Tia Cibani’s SS15 collection—a look that is simultaneously voluminous and sleek. Though the color palette is a mix of dark neutrals, the shimmer gives the skirt airiness and the pleats give it dimension. Sometimes long silk skirts can look a little vacation-casual but what I like about pleats is that it immediately turns skirts of any fabrication metropolitan-ready. Pleated skirts are ultra-feminine with a hint of matronly-ness, and harken back to my schoolgirl days. On their own, they are statement-making, so even when paired with a simple tee, the outfit looks complete. What can I say? More pleats please!

Can’t wait for Spring? Here are a few options available now:

Joseph pleated stripe skirt

MSGM chiffon pleated skirt

Marni pleated floral skirt

Dion Lee croc-printed pleated skirt

MSGM pleated skirt

– Madison Shimoda & Ashley Wu

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