Spring 2012 Runway Trend: Pleated Skirts

Posted 2 January 2012 at 10:03 AM | Comments (2)

Alright, onto Day Two of spring trends! You’d probably never know it by looking at me, but I love when fashion turns toward prim and ladylike. This is no exception. Pleated skirts are back! And they are bristling with the sunny optimism of the 1950s.

Seven Days of Spring Trends
Pleated Skirts

Shown at Erdem, Prada, and Aquilano e Rimondi:

Spring 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Pleated Skirts

And at Chloé, Carmen Marc Valvo, and Céline:

Spring 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Pleated Skirts

Notice that the skirt lengths are conservative and the pleats full; and they’re often paired with something boxier on top. My favorite is the one from Aquilano—I love it head-to-toe, from dress to belt to shimmery shoes!

Aaand if you stay ahead of the trend by buying a pleated skirt now, you can wear it with one of the prim toppers you bought this fall.

2 Responses to Spring 2012 Runway Trend: Pleated Skirts

  1. Angela says:

    Pleats never seem to flatter me, but I’m very excited to see skirt lengths going longer! I love the Erdem.

  2. Mojan says:

    Yeah, full pleats aren’t as easy to wear for us girls with hips — they don’t drape as well over curvy figures. But it doesn’t mean I won’t try to find one that works for me!