As a child the first day of school was always my favorite day of the school year, funny enough it was not because of the books and learning but rather the new clothes. While the first day of school in college isn’t the same as it was in kindergarden, I still love the excitement of wearing a new outfit to start off a new year. Why am I rambling about new clothes? Well this year I became obsessed with pleated skirts and had to have one in my first day of school outfit, and they were a staple in this fall’s fashion runways! Read on to find some pretty pleated ensembles!
A bit about Pleats…
- A pleat is formed by doubling fabric back on itself.
- Skirts are often a classic place for pleats, but can also be seen in shirts as well as dresses.
I love these dresses because while they are so different in style and color, the pleats are the same. Contour tops and pleated skirts are a fun, flirty, and vintage way to spice up your fall and winter wardrobe!
So my obsession with pleats can also be credited to the popular TV drama, Pretty Little Liars. While watching this show with my two sisters I fell head over heels for this vintage maroon dress that Aria wore in this episode. Her dress may be one of a kind, but not impossible to re-create!