10 best pleated skirts
Whether you go for midi or maxi, opt for fashion-forward folds this spring
Start thinking ahead for spring and pick up a pleated skirt. We’ve found on-trend midi skirts, as well as a couple of maxis that are ideal for transitional weather. Wear now with a jumper and boots and later with a simple tee. There are pieces here from the high street, as well as a couple of investment, designer options.
1. Pleated raw hem midi skirt, £35, ASOS
If you find it hard to part with denim, we’ve found this pleated creation to ease you in gently to spring. It has a button fastening on the waist and the raw hem keeps it from looking too prim. It’s 100 per cent cotton so is more comfortable than some.
2. Accordion pleat skirt, £25.99, Zara
Catwalk-inspired, metallic pleated skirts are now all over the high-street. This easy-to-wear gold style will take you from day to evening seamlessly. Dress it down with a tee or sweatshirt for daytime chic.
2. Satin Crepe Pleat Midi, £50, Topshop
Even if the weather’s still chilly, get into a spring-like mood with this high-wasted, pastel blue beauty. The lightweight material means it’s floaty and the skirt’s full – pair with a cropped top to give it an edge.
3. Mono stripe pleat midi skirt, £28, Dorothy Perkins
Monochrome stripes are a stylish way to work a pleated midi. This one works well for now with ankle boots and then switch to flashing more flesh when the warmer weather comes.
4. Pleated midi skirt, £49.99, Mango
With the likes of Kendall Jenner, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne fronting its campaigns, Mango does stylish staples very well. We think this leather-look skirt is better0-quality than many faux pieces on the market. It’s super-versatile and also comes in military green, too.
5. Patterned pleated skirt, £39.99, H&M
The contrasting patterns on this chiffon skirt are a conversation-starter on their own. Add in the different-length panels to the mix and you’ve got a statement piece on your hands. Also comes in plain black.
6. Black pleated asymmetric midi skirt, £28, River Island
What we love about this style is the side slit that glams up your look and reveals a bit more skin, while the midi length means the skirt still looks chic. The asymmetric hem ups the cool factor.
8. Maxi rainbow stripe skirt, £20, Boohoo
If you’re on a budget, we like this maxi skirt from Boohoo’s latest collection. The multicolour stripes going horizontally and vertically make it a stand-out piece. Team with a black tee to really let the skirt shine.
Avalible from early March.
9. Red garden wonderland long pleated skirt, £150, Chinti and Parker
The London-based label is best known for its cashmere knitwear, but it also has a range of womenswear. Add some flower power to your spring wardrobe with this one, made in collaboration with Liberty. It has a relaxed fit and it’s made of 100 per cent, soft cotton.
10. Maxi pleated skirt, £220, Self Portrait
Since it was established in 2013, British brand Self Portrait has fast become a celeb favourite (the likes of Reese Witherspoon and model-of-the-moment Gigi Hadid are fans). It’s known for its structured lace designs, but has a few crepe staples in the new collection, including this high-waisted maxi.
For everyday wear, we like Asos’ denim number - it will go with everything and is super easy to wear. If you want something that works seamlessly from day to night, try Zara’s gold skirt. Monochrome stripes are a stylish way to work a pleated midi. This one works well for now with ankle boots and then switch to flashing more flesh when the warmer weather comes.
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