Accordion pleats, please! Why we adore this new style staple

Makeover your wardrobe with a chic and cute retro style: accordion pleats! This trend may seem tricky to pull off without looking like a schoolgirl or your granny, but surprisingly, it’s easier than ya think!
Say ‘buh-bye’ to that restricted pencil skirt feeling. With pleats, you can move! A flippy skirt and plain white tee are perfect for casual school days. Cute platforms make it ’70s-cool.

Flowery Pleats Skirt, $11,


Pick out a pleated LBD to unleash your inner prep. With cat eye glasses and a skinny belt, you’ll totally channel old Hollywood in a retro-glam kind of way.

Plan Accordingly Black Dress, $40,


Bitty pleats are so light and breezy—the makings of a perfect beach dress. A candy striped maxi serves as a cute coverup when you’re at the shore, or a sweet party dress for a warm spring night.

Candy Stripe Maxi Dress, $45,


Our fave thing about pleats? They glide over your curves without adding tons of volume. A sweet two-piece dress draws attention where you want it.

Pleated Bow Dress, $30,


by Erin Miller | 2/1/2016