We can’t get enough pleated skirts, and we are thrilled to see countless brands create their own renditions of the style. While pleats are a current trend, they come with a vast history—pleated clothes were worn by queens and pharaohs, meaning they can be traced back to the fourth and fifth millennium. To create exact folds, early adopters divided fabric into a liquid gum solution. Fast-forward to the modern-day, designers like Mario Fortuny, Madame Gres, and Issey Miyake have brought pleated apparel to mass markets.
Because of its rich history, today's pleated skirts are a fresh way to pay homage to the past. Whether you’re working from home, making a pitstop at the grocery store, or dining outdoors, this trend is something that you can wear for every occasion. Ahead, we put together a list of 25 of our favorite pleated skirts.
Mini Pleated Skirts
Because spring is around the corner, now is the time to add a mini pleated skirt to your wardrobe. With many online retailers still having major sales, it’s almost too easy to find this style. We promise you won't regret it.
Pleated Maxi Skirts
We loved pleated maxi skirts when Princess Diana wore them, and we're still obsessed with the style today. Pair it with a sweater or tank depending on the weather.
Fancy Pleated Skirts
One day (fingers crossed), we'll all be able to attend indoor functions and fancy events again. In the meantime, we can prepare our wardrobes with outfits for when that moment arrives. Here, find some fancier options for future parties and events.
Comfy Pleated Skirts
Because we're sitting in front of our computer screens all day, we need to wear something comfortable and versatile. Why not opt for a pleated skirt? It meets all of those requirements—and then some.
Printed Pleated Skirts
Last but not least: the printed pleated skirt. It's something every closet should have. You can dress a printed pleated skirt up or down, and it will never go out of style. During the cooler months, this type of skirt would pair well with tights and over-the-knee boots.