As much as I hate to admit it, Fall is coming. One of the things about moving to London I have noticed as my second September gets underway is that it gets much colder, much sooner here. And to help cheer those blues my birthday countdown is still on (September 27th in case you missed the memo) and I am gearing up for London and Milan Fashion Weeks.
Speaking of fashion, last season we saw pleated skirts on the runway for this season from Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, Christian Dior, Tod’s, and more. However, based on my last reader survey for the most part those brands are out of most of your price range (and mine too). But that’s why you are here, I am guessing, because I took the leg work out of the shopping for you and pulled together more affordable options you can shop right now to help bring the runway to life . The kind of look I am talking about?
(Source: Mary Orton of Memorandum)
Hopefully you see what I mean, a gorgeous option with great movement and that is not going to be close to the same price as your monthly rent. Oh, and this is not the first time I have written about the topic, back in February 2016 I shared all of Princess Kate’s best pleated dresses but this is a bit different! I had originally planned to separate my favorite solid pleated skirt options from those patterned ones but who am I to make that distinction? Take a look at my roundup of reasonable options:
To finish this round up as an honorable mention because it was certainly borderline but as it is more of skater skirt style than a pleat, this Royal Blue Floral Printed Skater Skirt. In addition, this Stella Jean Gonna Printed Pleated Skirt because while pleated is in the name that detailing only appears in the flat lay, not in any of the shots of it actually being worn so while pretty, did not make this specific cut.
And then as an ultimate splurge I really like this option from Loewe but more than $725 for a neon orange statement piece? That will be a lustful pass for me! And the same goes for this metallic Marini number which will set you back over $1,500 – gorgeous but a bit too rich for my wallet!
What do you think of pleated skirts?