Pleated chiffon is all the rage, and lucky for you Mood just got in a wonderful collection of pleated chiffon! These chiffon pleats are perfect for flowing summer dress and long maxi dresses. Tadashi Shoji does a wonderful job of mixing mediums in a pleated chiffon and lace maxi dress, while Vionnet uses pleated chiffon to embellish a simple dress. Use pleated chiffon to add drama to a casual affair, and embellish evening escapades with elegance.
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Although pleats often come in one row, layered pleats are an excellent embellishment on any garment. Layered pleats on sleeves and necklines are a great way to add a subtle sensuality, while layered pleats can take center stage by being placed periodically throughout the garment. Wear this wonderful trend on a romantic date, or take the plunge at a poetry reading in layered pleats.
Loving layers? Lap up these fabrics:
What’s cuter than a pig? A micro pig! What’s cuter than pleats? Micro pleats! Christopher Kane’s micro pleated lace skirt is comfy casual paired with a t shirt, while Tadashi Shoji’s purple pleated pants are perfect for perusing the parks. Use micro pleats to add whimsy and charm to any outfit.
Do you find micro miraculous? Here’s a myriad of Mood’s micros:
Partially pleated garments may seem unfinished, but these designers prove otherwise. Skirts of partially pleated fabric have a unique texture, as part of the fabric ripples in the wind while the other stays stiff. Wear these eccentric ensembles to work, and be the talk of the town in partially pleated skirts and shirts.
Partial to pleats? Pick on these fabrics:
Alternating Patterns in Pleats
Pleats are two fold, which makes them the perfect canvas to fool around with funky fabrics. I’M Isola Marras chose a flashy fabric for the outside, with a more subtle style under that. Roksanda went with an understated look, having a more inconspicuous color on the outside covering a more garish part of the garment. This style is perfect for a summer walk in the city, or for casual Fridays at work.
Picky with patterns? Try out some of these fabrics:
Pleats may seem like rigid structures on garments, but these designers let loose. Loose pleats look perfect on skirts, and give a more relaxed feel to a regal look, making this a versatile style. Natasha Zinko’s loosely pleated skirt is perfect for summer brunch, while Preen’s longer loosely pleated skirt could make an appearance at any black tie event, from the opera to a charity gala.
Let loose with these fabrics:
Which pleat would you pick? Let us know in the comments!