Pleats make a skirt or dress look more feminine because they allow for movement of the fabric. Whether it’s box, accordion, kick, honeycomb or another variation, pleats add style to the garment.
Pleats can be traced back to Egyptian and Greek societies. Plisse, or a permanent crinkled or puckered effect, was used by Egyptians. It was an intensive process to get the desired look. Pleated garments were worn by the aristocratic and has an air of luxury.
Modest Fashion Find
There are many ways to wear a pleated skirt. A flattering pleated skirt has pleats that begin at the hip area or anywhere below the waistband.
This modest fashion find features a black pleated skirt with buckles. It hits right below the knee with an appropriate fit. Add a pair of tall leather boots, printed top and round cross body bag. Simple. Modest. Stylish.
In the Set:
Pleated midi skirt with buckle $63
Printed top $49
Paolo Iantorno Marion Black Tall Leather Boots $329
Warehouse Leather Zip Round Cross Body £35 ($53.80)
Today, we’ll be styling a burgundy top and black pleated skirt.
I started with a black pleated skirt by DKNY. The skirt is faux leather, knee-length and listed at an affordable price of $195.
It’s autumn and I wanted to reflect seasonal colors. Wine or burgundy is a jewel tone color that’s perfect for fall. It is my go-to color in this set.
Next, I selected a burgundy asymmetric wool-jersey top by Isa Arfen. The soft wool top slips on and has a draped fitting. Asymmetric tops make the upper body appear narrower, elongating the torso. The asymmetric draping creates a flow similar to the black pleated skirt.
Both burgundy and black are deep, rich and strong colors. I spiced things up with a brown-based leopard-print calf hair pump by Gianvito Rossi. It’s a pointed toe, 4-inch heel. Wow!
The bag is a beautiful structured burgundy satchel by Jérôme Dreyfuss. It’s part calfskin and part goatskin. It’s smooth grain texture is a complement to the pleated skirt.
I didn’t want to take away from the beauty of the asymmetric wool top, so I avoided upper body accessories, such as a necklace. Instead, I chose some sweet arm candy by Paige Novick. The black stingray cuff is elegantly layered with gold-toned chains which resonate with the leopard pumps. I grabbed more burgundy with Enamored nail glaze in “Desire Wine” by Marc Jacobs, essentially extending the arm candy right down to the finger tips.
How would you style a burgundy top with a black pleated skirt?
- ISA ARFEN Asymmetric wool-jersey top
- JÉRÔME DREYFUSS Burgundy Leather & Suede Edouard Satchel
- PAIGE NOVICK Black Stingray Cuff with Chain
- MARC JACOBS Enamored – Nail Glaze, Desire Wine
- DKNY Pleated skirt
- GIANVITO ROSSI Leopard-Print Calf Hair Pump, Brown
I dubbed this set Apostolic Fashion because as an Apostolic lady, there’s a tell-tale way we tend to wear our skirts and dresses. (Smile!) This set features a white pleated skirt and peony textured jacket.
Model Me Girl
Zara leather jacket + long pleated skirt = perfect for fall