Thursday, June 9, 2011

Pleats Please!

This summer, “boho-chic” has brought neutrals into full swing onto a classic style: pleats. Pleats had a real hold on the fashion community in the 1970’s and now neutral pleats are back in style. Seen below are ways to incorporate this trend into your everyday style.

This two-toned pleated tank from Banana Republic is great for wearing with a pair of jeans or dressing it up with a nice pair of slacks.

This Trina Turk ‘Shaye’ skirt from Nordstrom is lightweight so it will be great to have during the hot summer months. The color is actually Heather grey which is great to mix-n-match with your wardrobe.

These pleated wide-leg trousers from Top Shop are definitely for the inner-hippie in us all. This lightweight fabric will be perfect to wear to dinners around town or to see a local band. The color is great for just about every skin tone, further proving they are a must have.

This black pleated dress from H&M is perfect for cocktail hour with your girlfriend's or to make a great first impression on a date. It’s sexy but also simple enough that you can wear it just about anywhere.

The revamped Halston Heritage line, thanks to Sarah Jessica Parker who became the creative director a few years ago, is all about the 70’s styles, expressly pleats. This dress is an iconic Halston Heritage and for any special occasion this dress would be perfect. Its classic lines will look beautiful on any body type and so will the color.

With these pleat ideas, you will be rocking the updated boho-chic style while looking like you just took a piece out of the back of your closet. Pleats look good on just about everyone but stick to smaller lined pleats if you want to appear trimmed down, while wider pleats will have the adverse affect.

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