Dressed up Fridays: Playing with pleats

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By Wei Yeen Loh

Dressed up Fridays: Playing with pleats

Pleats are one of the most underrated fabric cuts out there—it’s ultra flattering and feminine, yet there are a variety of pleats in the fashion world that you might not even notice or distinguish the differences between a knife pleat or a box pleat. But never fear, at least your styling picks are in line this Friday even before you do your fashion reading:

When a skirt of that calibre is capturing all the attention, keep your separates simple with this Roksanda ‘Berrick’ silk top. The mesh faux collar adds a cute punchy touch to your outfit without the blahness of a black top.


The skirt of the hour is in the form of Gucci’s metallic pleated silk-blend midi skirt from their Cruise 2016 collection. Ways to make sure you’re wearing a flattering bottom? Put on a skirt with accordion pleats like this number and make sure it sits at the slimmest part of your waist. 

Give a pop of colour to your ensemble. We’re swooning at Gianvito Rossi’s ‘Tuxedo’ pumps in a lovely shade of wine, and the soft velvet cements its luxe status.

Pleats and pumps don’t always mean school teacher. Add a contrasting modern element to your classic ensemble with Givenchy’s Mini Pandora Box bag in textured leather. We love the structured shell of this fun-sized accessory.

Go with the flow (in this case, it’s gold) when it comes to jewellery. Make sure it’s nothing too ostentatious lest you come across as a walking gold nugget, so slip on Aurélie Bidermann’s ‘Marisa’ bracelet plated in 18kt yellow gold-and etched with an intricate rope effect

Add on a bright lippie to tone down the severity of your look. Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick in 113 is guaranteed to give you a moisturising slick of spring-worthy colour—we’re a sucker for that glamorous lipstick case too, might we add!


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