Thursday, August 6, 2015

Fall Trends: Pleasing Pleats

The thought of wearing a sweater makes our skin itch but it's impossible to ignore the fact that fall fashion is here. September magazine issues are arriving and back to school shopping is well underway. It's prime time to start dissecting the next big trends.




If you don't mind, pleats take a moment to direct your attention to the trend of accordion folds. Pleating adds volume and movement to skirts, blouses, trousers and shirts. Look out for pleats in the form of a fan, box, carwash or knife. The extra draping tends to fold around the body in a way that adds drama.

Some top designer standout skirts include Gucci's red leather midi pleated skirt ($4500), Marc Jacobs metallic knee-length leather skirt ($2600) and Proenza Schouler's black and white stripped pleated midi-skirt ($1914). This oversized Junya Watanabe pleated shirt is pretty irresistible. Among sale items that are discounted 70% we were able to find this Alexander McQueen pleated sleeveless peplum top for $470 from $1565 and this red midi Kate Spade skirt for $100. Right here is a micro-pleated leather jacket -- that's really perfect for fall -- reduced 50% off to $482.

This trend is always a big crowd pleatser, um, pleaser.

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