Spring/Summer 2012-13 Trends: Pleats


Spring is fast approaching, and it’s high time to start getting ready for the warm weather.  I know — it's freezing out, and it seems a little crazy to be daydreaming about spring clothes. But this Spring/Summer is all about bright colours and bold prints. So, it’s the right time to ditch the dark and heavy Winter clothes and go for something colourful and trendy, must-have pieces of the season.


Whether they have knife, box pleats, accordion, or superfine crystal pleats, these precisely folded tops, bottoms, and dresses take on a sophistication that goes beyond the pleats on private-school uniforms.  they are romantic-looking, feminine and just plain fabulous.  Pleated skirts come in different lengths, fabrics and colours, and the possibilities of how to wear a pleats are pretty much limitless.

Pleats are flattering to many body shapes, making them a great spring fashion trend! Pleats create volume without being bulky or accentuating bulges. The vintage-style pleats follow the body lines to flatter curves.

pleats create a breezy look as they are featured on long maxi dresses or short, flowing skirts. Both skirt lengths are trending this spring. Pleats also accentuate the flared pants that are popular this spring; the pants create the appearance of long legs as hemlines fall to the length of the floor.

For dresses, the pleats accentuate curves and define feminine style for spring. The pleats are matched with wide belts that replace the thin ones popular earlier in the year.

Pair the pleated skirt and cinched waist with a crisp white shirt to create a flirty, fun look. Layer the shirt with a light sweater if spring weather in the local area is cooler and pair the outfit with a pair of colourful pumps.

Pleats are a major fashion trend for spring.  Even some handbags include pleats! Wear these pieces in bright, bold shades and use colour blocking as well to make a great fashion statement this spring.

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