Pleat-detailed dresses were all over the runway at the Spring/Summer 2011 collections. Designers like Stella McCartney, The Row, J. Mendel and Chloe included pleated pieces in their spring collections. Pleated pieces are feminine, delicate and completely of-the-moment right now!
Small pleats are a big trend for spring, but you don’t need to buy one of these designer pieces to get the look. You can get the same look for a much cheaper price without sacrificing style!
Lulu’s has an adorable pale blue pleated maxi dress that would be perfect for a casual dinner with friends or as part of your beach vacation wardrobe (if you are so lucky as to have a such a trip planned in the near-future). This dress, with its soft accordion pleats, would go well with a pair of flat metallic sandals.
There is also a pretty pink dress with a playful pleated tuxedo-front accented with little black buttons. And finally, you can buy a romantic pleated dress very similar to a dress Natalie Portman wore last month at ASOS. The Lipsy Pleated Rosette Dress is less than $100 and gives you celebrity style at a fraction of the cost!
So, take inspiration from the runway and add at least one pleat-detailed dress to your wardrobe – you will be glad that you did!
You can get more of Rebecca’s style tips on her blog young-sophisticates.com and don’t forget to look out for her monthly Look for Less column here on CheapChicas!