5 Pleated Pieces that Compliment Your Wardrobe

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Pleats are everywhere! This means they should most definitely be in your wardrobe, too –in a variety of forms. I’m loving all the pleats because for petite girls like me, they are a real accessory to my closet; plus, they are appropriate for the workplace and fun. But no matter your size, all fashionistas can feel comfortable wearing pleats because they are of all sizes.

I’ve put together this list of my top pleated pieces that you should sample. Maybe you don’t want to wear them all, but make sure you add at least one of these pleated pieces to your wardrobe. It’s one of the most popular looks on the runway this year.

Pleated Dresses

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Whether the dress is a maxi or sun dress, the pleats add a touch all their own. For those who want to add some curve to their shape, the pleated dress is ideal. But for those who already have curves, find a pleated dress in gauzy or chiffon fabrics to keep it light and stunning. The pleated dress will make a statement, so prepare for all the looks and glory in your fashionista vibe.

Pleated Bell Sleeves

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Probably the boldest of all the pleated pieces, the pleated bell sleeves will scream fashion addict. If you are into statement pieces, this is the trend for you. The pleated bell sleeves look amazing with certain patterns like gingham and plaid, even floral designs work well here. Pair with subtle items like a simple skinny jean or mini denim skirt and flats. Here is where a fashion earring will complement the entire look, especially if the pleated bell sleeve is an off-the-shoulder top.

Pleated Midi Skirt

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The pleated midi skirt is a statement piece. It brings back feelings of 50s nostalgia and it’s been done several times over. That fact shows you the pleated midi skirt has been in high demand in the fashion world for decades now. Go monochromatic with a simple button-down blouse or a cami; make sure you show off your waist with a thick, solid-colored belt. 

Pleated Tops

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Looking for that perfect casual Friday look or a cocktail hour outfit that stands out in the crowd? Along comes the pleated top. For an office look, select fine fabrics in solid colors with perhaps elegant buttons. For happy hour, have a blast with textures and patterns and mix it up with some skinny jeans and some nude pumps. A baby doll pleated top is taking this spring fashion by storm.

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Pleated pants are so retro and we’re so loving them. Go for high waisted wide legs that can be versatile enough to wear at work or for play. The most sought after color is khaki or beige, but black and pastels are huge this season. Tuck in your blouses or t-shirts to bring back that retro vibe.  Try to find pleated pants that have belt loops to get the most out of this haute couture item.

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