ways to style a pleated midi skirt

Designers' Favourite Skirt Style - The Pleated Midi

Year after year, high fashion designers have reimagined this sophisticated, ever-flattering skirt style.

Mid-high waisted. The curve-defining waistline creates a feminine silhouette and is surprisingly comfortable to wear. 

Midi length. The definitive hemline, showing some calf and ankle adds a peekaboo sensuality but is yet feminist and sophisticated. 

Straight cut. The elegant shape elongates the frame and flatters most body shapes.

Pleated. Freedom. Feminine. Fun. Need we say more. 

Fashion fun fact - Pleated skirts became fashionable in the 1940s when dances like swing and lindy became popular. Pleating creates a flattering silhouette and adds more swing to a woman’s step. They are also practical, as they allow for freedom of movement and airflow within a garment.

Ways to style a pleated midi skirt

The pleated skirt has resurfaced as an everywear piece. Elegant yet surprisingly easy to style, this hardworking staple is a must-have in your wardrobe. Here’s some ideas on what to wear with the pleated skirt.

Colour Match

Tone on tone styling with a singular colour palette elongates the body, and you can get creative with layering, patterns and textures. And it also allows you to show off your favourite colour.

Elevate with prints

Nothing elevates classic outfits quite like prints. Refreshing colors and abstract prints in muted tones are easy to style and guarantee maximum impact.

All black

Nothing says effortless chic quite like an all-black ensemble. Wearing black will make dressing in the morning much simpler. Define your style with statement jewellery or accessory that will work just as well for after-hours drinks.

Colour block

Colour blocking is stylish and can be used to flatter your body shape. For example, if you are a pear shape, you can wear a lighter color top and a darker colour bottom for a more flattering look.