Montreal Fashion Jobs – Pretty Pleats



One of the biggest trends for spring is the pleated skirt. Modest and reserved, this humble garment was once reserved for school girls and librarians. Now, however, the once-dowdy pleated skirt is getting a makeover. Viktor and Rolf showed an edge-y, tough-girl take on pleats at their S/S ’14 show that I absolutely loved. At Bottega Veneta, meanwhile, pleats peeked out underneath flat-fabric overlays to create a structured, neo-scultpural feel. Ready to rock some pleats yourself? Try a pretty or punky look, like the options below!


Pretty in Pleats:

If your style is sugary-sweet, then play up the inherit girly-girl vibe of pleats! Pair a softly coloured, pleated skirt with a floral crop top for a look that is very now. It’s just a little sexy, but also undeniably soft. Add some heeled sandals, a clutch and girly earrings for a great going out look. This could also be a fashion-forward look for a first date, or anytime you feel like wearing lots of lip gloss and flirting!

To look pretty in pleats:
Weekend MaxMara skirt, $195,; crop top, $12,; Swedish Hasbeens clutch,$280,; Jimmy Choo shoes, $970 at; Valentino earrings, $740,


Punky in Pleats:

If you’re all about cool girl style then try pairing a prim-and-proper pleated skirt with some rock’n’roll accents. It’s a perfect mix of hard and soft, making you look like the rock star you are! Start with a neutral pleated skirt. Then, throw on your favourite t-shirt (bonus points if it has a rocker-esque graphic, like the skull one here). Tie up a corner of the tee instead of tucking it in. Add some spike-y jewellery and your favourite leather jacket. Then, temper all that edge with some ladylike heels.

From overlooked to of-the-moment, you can bet pleats will be everywhere this season. How will you wear them, pretty or punky?

To look punky in pleats:

ROCHAS skirt, $1010, far-fetch.comH&M jacket, $185; Gianvito Rossi shoes, $765,; Zoe Karssen T-Shirt, $100,; Club Manhattan Earrings, $28,

By: Morgan Mullin

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