Top Ways To Embrace The Pleated Dress Trend Now

While pleats may have had their moment in the sun last year, it’s clear that pleated looks are set to continue their reign in 2017. If you’re currently wondering how to rock that pleated skirt or dress this season, look no further than these runway inspired ensembles from the catwalks. We’ve compiled a few designer approved ways to rock the trend, well into the colder months of the year.

Casual Chic

For a low key Saturday afternoon where comfort is first and foremost on your mind, look no further than the Tod’s runway. Slip into a dark pleated leather skirt, and pair your edgy piece with a contrasting dark yellow, white and red knit sweater. Meanwhile, the addition of lace-up leather boots lends a rebellious, biker babe effect to an ensemble of mixed textures and multicoloured prints.

Work Wear

With the business week in full force, turn to longer hemlines and sweet, dainty accordion pleats (as spotted at Valentino). A midi dress with a high neckline, soft velvety texture and fitted long sleeves perfectly captures the pleating trend for Winter 2017. For a weather-appropriate outfit, add a pair of ribbed grey tights and prepare to take care of business.


As day turns into night, turn to full-length skirts and luxurious, royal hues of violet for a refreshed take on the classic pleated frock. At Roksanda, a pleated ballgown cut a dramatic figure with its billowing hem, high halter neckline and velvet band around the waistline. Whether you’re on your way to meet Prince Charming or attending a gala, there’s nothing quite like a voluminous pleated number to leave all eyes on you.

Photos: Vogue Runway