At the word "pleated skirt" many of us remember the school childhood, white blouses with lace and red pleated skirt in a cage under the plaid. Indeed, one of the firstskirts pleated was, oddly enough, man - a kind of kilt, in which the fabric folded in several thin folds flat for easy movement. In fact, the word "pleated" means matter, smoothed iron on a flat strip, folding "accordion" so that it turns the shortened length of the fabric. In this case, outer bands may be further stitched denser or shiny material, pleated may be only the upper portion of the skirt, and then folds gradually taper off, and finally, there are many options for using simulation pleating pattern, stitched lines, etc.
In the Imperial Museum in Beijing stored dress imperial daughter, whose pleated bottom so that when stretching matter dragon embroidered on it has six legs, and compressive folds - four. Pleated can be not only on the skirt, in the Middle Ages were very popular pleated and pleated collars and sleeves, changing from very thin strips to wide, decorated with lace and embroidery.
In this seasonPleated skirts at the peak of urgency, the greatest diversity we see in the spring collection of Hermes: Short resembling tennis skirts to wide long to the ankle. The main highlight - the alternation of thick fabric with a translucent, which creates the effect of shutters on one side skirt can not be called open, on the other - a figure can be seen very clearly. The models differ also a very wide belt clasps waist and hips to the top of a thin strap ending buckle. One of the most interesting options - a combination of bands of light brown leather with chiffon of the same color. That offer fashion wear such skirts pleated? With a length of up to ankles image can successfully complement the T-shirt or top of your swimwear with carelessly thrown over a shirt or a thin knitted sweaters, with a short skirt goes well strapless top and jacket. Well-chosen accessories - shoes with thin straps and, of course, Birkin bag. Pay attention to the bright decoration delicate work - freely hanging chain - on the neck, belt, bracelets on her arm remarkably common with flowing lines Pleated.
One of the most exquisite pleating options - on dresses and skirts made of the finest Chinese silk from Phillip Lim. Due to the texture of fabric fluttering from them the slightest breeze, stands outPleated skirtOn which alternate white, gray and black colors, creating an interesting pattern.
Zac Pozen uses a wide pleating, playing with the geometry of the image: longitudinal stripes skirt contrasts with Celtic pattern top, pleated looks quite original with a beveled-edged, fashionable this season. Another interesting option - a short skirt with a specific print: one on the inside of the folds and the other on the outside. It also uses the game of contrast: a blurred picture at the top and bottom of a small peep. So complex in color and patternPleated skirt looks best with a simple white blouse adorned with a small pattern, in common with the main print. The special charm of the image attached to the green belt and stockings greenish tint.
Successfully used pleating on models from Balenciaga, it does not cover the entire skirt, just another part - a central or side, the belt is covered with several layers of horizontal stitching. SuchPleated skirt designers offer combined with a light silk top, a warmer option - sleeveless hooded image perfectly complement sandals with high pleated top, resonates with pleats on the skirt.
Another no less interesting version - transparent silkPleated skirt knee pleated with imitation of Badgley Mischka: flowing around the legs strip brilliant gray satin and transparent chiffon elegantly emphasize the beauty of the legs, combined with the wonderful semi-transparent black silk top. Despite the heavy color, the image turns gentle and romantic because of its lightness. Best accessories - black shoes and silver jewelry.
Another composition in black and white attracts attention - itPleated skirt by Antonio Berardi, combined with a black top and a cape. Pleating goes on the sides, breaking a complex floral pattern is repeated on the cape.
So, if you want to update your wardrobe to include an element of the classics, you may want to opt forskirt pleated: Light, wave motion, flirty short or long romantic - it all depends on your style and mood.
Women's magazine JustLady