The beauty of pleated skirts is in their simplicity, in its silhouette of uncomplicated flights and in staying, season after season, as a garment in trend. And this spring-summer will not be the exception. Until now, the most sporty suits and pieces have reigned supreme, but, without a doubt, the skirts will have their expected come back this year.
And is that the skirts they are one of those perfect transition pieces to usher in spring. Now you can use them with track boots and knitwear and, come summer, flat sandals and a crop top will be the perfect relay. It does not matter if we are talking about mini, maxi or midi models. The latter, which we saw on the Jacquemus, The Academy New York and Jason Wu catwalks, are so versatile as to dress elegantly but casually, with a plain or patterned shirt; to wear to work, with a structured blazer or overize or; even take it to its best with sumptuous accessories for a special event.
Pleated skirts are one of those trending models that look good in their 40s and at any age and that should not be missing in your wardrobe. It is an essential that will give more joy and a special flow to your spring looks and that we will renew for this season with new fabrics, silhouettes and key details that will make this classic a trendy favorite of the moment.
Under the sea
After so many days of quarantine and having to be at home, reflecting the most joyful, colorful and heavenly wishes was the leitmotif of many designers for their spring proposals. Also, we cannot deny that the beach is the number one location when we think of summer. Altuzarra, Dior and Versace were several of those great brands that bet on this concept and who has best projected it on infinite pieces of their collection, one of them being the pleated midi skirts, has been the Italian firm. With a flared silhouette and with that starfish motif on a pink background, this skirt will be the center of attention. of any summer look.
Cutouts and holes are not manufacturing errors this season. They are there deliberately and their purpose is to play with daring cuts and more sensual looks to wake up from the lethargy that we have lived this year. We see the famous cut-outs in dresses and pants, but also in pleated skirts to give a more daring touch to these garments that are usually determined as conservative. In this mandarin color, another of the tones of the season, this woven skirt by Christopher Esber stands out not only for its color, its subtle cuts at the waist, but also for a side slit to finish off a bold cut.
Comfortable fabrics will not go out of style, but they will rise in fine knitted fabrics that we will find in dresses and midi and pleated skirts, like this one from Mango, which also integrates two more trendy elements: pastel colors, in this case a lavender and; the belt, to finish adjusting to the styles of the moment. You can wear it together with a matching crop top or with another top or shirt that you want to elevate thanks to the chic cut of this skirt. Sandals or tennis? Choose the occasion and any of these shoes will do.
Another feature of this season is that the classics are reinvented, they will come with a little twist to update themselves and get rid of that bad reputation of ‘boring’. In the case of pleated skirts, that twist could be asymmetrical cuts, like Joseph does in his Swinton skirt. Just the right touch to give it more movement and fluidity with each step you take, when you wear it with ankle boots or mules when temperatures allow.
The tiered skirts are also having their peak time, But when you already mix this style with the midi length and a subtle pleating, as Ulla Johnson has done, in her Eugenie skirt, you will already have the garment of the season. With a yellow base (although it looks like lemon green), this silk and cotton mix is printed with flowers, always in tune with the spring season, and is finished with a ruffled hem. For a more casual look, like the model’s, combine this striking piece with a tank top and minimalist flat sandals.