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How to Wear Feminine Accordion Pleats

This season, stars are wearing accordion pleats on all of their garments. Accordion pleats are feminine, pretty, and can be worn during day or night and can be incorporated into any style. This style is being seen on the red carpet and on the streets by celebrities such as Hailee Steinfeld, Keira Knightley, and Sienna Miller.

At a Net-a-Porter party, Olivia Palermo wore a black lace long-sleeve top with a Topshop pleated mini-skirt that had a pretty tie-dye print. Leelee Sobieski wore a vibrant yellow Versus mini dress that has a fitted bodice and then a pleated skirt to a Cinema Society screening of “La Dolce Vita.” This dress is perfect for showing off your waist and creating the illusion of hips. It can also double as a summer dress for the daytime.

At an Elie Tahari handbag launch event, Emmy Rossum donned a beautiful gold lamé accordion pleated Elie Tahari skirt and paired it with a fitted black tank top and a black blazer. This look is absolutely fabulous and chic, and also flattering. The color of the skirt makes you stand out and the length is perfect for any body shape. To a Tommy Hilfiger event, Hailee Steinfeld wore a similar skirt in white with a blouse and plaid jacket for a cute preppy look.

If you are more into longer skirts, take a styling tip from Keira Knightly and try an accordian pleated maxi skirt. While out in Venice, Keira wore a pretty pastel yellow pleated skirt from Whistles with a brown belt and a tied white blouse. This look is super casual chic and the skirt could also be paired with a fitted top and heels for an evening look.

Siena Miller wore a beautiful sheer pleated black dress by Diane von Furstenburg while out in London, showing that the skirt is not the only thing that can be pleated. Leighton Meester also shows that you can wear pleats on top at the Vera Wang fragrance launch in London while wearing a pretty lilac pleated blouse by Vera Wang.

Try pleats on for yourself, whether it is on a skirt, dress, or a top. These pretty little pleats are much more flattering than the big boxy ones that we are so used to seeing, and they come in ethereal and flowy fabrics such as chiffon and silk, making them ultra-feminine.