Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Accordion Pleat

Amidst the various pleated dresses and skirts lies my particular favorite, the accordion pleat. There was a time when the word pleat evoked loud guffaws as well as an overall rejection due to it's somewhat dowdy history. Thankfully it's a new day, and those of us who enjoy and nice pleat can hold our heads high as we stride along....ours skirts (and dresses) flowing behind! I find that the a-line design along with the more defined waist, makes for a very flattering silhouette....this versus the "straight pleat" versions.

So far, I've purchased Allen B's color block skirt, and a maroon belted number similar to that of the Michael Michael Kors. Alice & Olivia's dress in the last picture is a true testament to two of the best features....that flowing, swirling bottom!

BCBG Max Azria, $178;

Arden B., $69;

Decree, $10

Allen B., $30
Worthington, $25

Liz Claiborne, $20

Joe Fresh, $39

Joe Fresh, $49;

Michael Michael Kors, $195;
Alice & Olivia, $484;

Sanctuary, $94.99

BCBG Max Azria, $99.99

BCBG Max Azria, $74.99;
Alice & Olivia, $597;

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