| Skirt – H&M | Top – F21 | Shoes – Betsey Johnson | Necklace – H&M |
Kerrisa and I have been sending each other screenshots of beautiful pleated midi skirts since last year. We are constantly texting, DMing and emailing each other outfit inspiration Our personal style is so similar we always end up buying a lot of the same items on occasions. I believe I shared this H&M accordion pleated skirt with her in December prior to my NYC trip but it was sold out in my size. After buying a beautiful chartreuse skirt from ASOS that had mismatched seams and was overly wrinkled I had given up. It’s always when you stop looking for something that it finds you. I was back in H&M for whatever reason (like I need a reason to shop) and my skirt was waiting for me in my size. It’s quite possible that I have worn this skirt at least five times since I purchased it. I should do remix post to show you guys all the different outfits you can create.
Pleated Style Tips
Accordion pleats work best for my pear shape. They move nicely, don’t wrinkle easily and hold their shape when washed. Inverted pleats aren’t my favorite but they work when styled properly. They can give the appearance of added volume which I try to avoid. Check out I how styled this inverted pleat skirt and dress. Box pleats can also give the appearance of added volume depending on the placement. I loved the print of this dress but almost returned it. Instead I had the box pleats in the back stitched down so they laid flat. Lastly, knife pleats are always fun on a short or knee length skirt like this one.
If you aren’t into the accordion pleat trend there are several other options that might work for you.
Which pleated style is your favorite?