Pleated skirt is a hit of the spring-summer season and, by the way, not only the summer one. The "pleated" effect on dresses and skirts has been in fashion for many years and is becoming more and more popular. In the collections of many fashion houses, they are found in abundance in the summer season and even in the autumn-winter. The current fashion proclaims femininity and romance, and the flowing pleated skirts perfectly match this.
The name "pleated" comes from the French "plisse" - fold. Today, this name hides two different effects, actually "pleated" and "corrugation". Pleated fabric is a straight piece of fabric laid in a uniform fold, large or small. As a rule, the fabric is treated with a special compound and ironed under a press.
After such processing, the folds do not diverge when worn and retain the "accordion" appearance. And the corrugation is folds on a dress or skirt with a sun-flared cut, such folds are narrow at the top and deep at the bottom (these skirts are especially beautiful in motion), they are fixed in the same way as pleats. Sometimes pleating is mistakenly understood as ordinary smoothed folds. By the way, pleats can be curly, or folds can be arranged in groups.
Pleating first appeared in Ancient Egypt, where it adorned the clothes of the nobility from the finest fabric. Pleated was used in both women's and men's suits. Later, the pleating technique passed to the Greeks and Chinese. The museum still houses a pleated costume of a Chinese princess, which depicts a dragon with six legs in motion, and four without movement. Pleating creates such an interesting effect.
Many people remember pleated skirts as a part of school uniforms in different countries. But, it should be noted that this version of the pleated is not in fashion; school skirts were made of dense, harsh fabric, and new models of pleated fabrics were made of light and flowing ones. Pleated skirts today are mostly made of thin and light synthetic materials (they hold folds better).
Such models of different lengths are in fashion; mini, midi, maxi. But pleated skirts mini and midi lengths used to be super-fashionable (in the 80s) and are now back in fashion, but the “floor-length” models are a fashionable novelty. The most relevant colors are the brightest and purest gemstones; turquoise, emerald and ruby.
Not forgotten and the new favorite of fashion - sunny yellow. A skirt of this color attracts attention; therefore, it is better to choose the top of neutral tones for it. You can also try a new fashionable option - choose the top in the same color as the skirt, but a few tones lighter. Very relevant skirts of coral colors.
A fashionable feature is a flesh-colored pleated skirt. It is neutral and easy to combine, can be combined with many colors, suits different styles and at the same time looks completely unusual. To create a suit in a fashionable and sophisticated Nude style, you can put on a top "in color" to such a skirt.
Fresh and delicate pastel shades look, these "sweet" colors are another fashionable novelty. Extravagant people will love long black and white pleated skirts, and for the evening, an outfit with glitter or metallic fabric is suitable. These skirts are combined with short, waist-length jackets and jackets, tight-fitting thin pullovers, classic blouses, or rude "hand-knitted" sweaters.
A short pleated skirt can be worn with a T-shirt or T-shirt, and for a long one you can choose a voluminous short blouson or a loose blouse in the dressing. The cropped top that opens the waist is especially suitable for the knee-length model. Only with a long skirt can you wear a long jacket or parka. A white tight-fitting top with thin straps is ideal for bright colors.
Elegant shoes with heels are worn for short and medium-length skirts, and sandals for long skirts on a flat sole. For short girls, it is better to choose a mini or midi skirt and, of course, stand on heels. And on tall ladies (and of any build) a floor-length skirt will look great. In general, pleated skirts are suitable for any figure, they are versatile.
Please note only that pleated and pleated skirts create different silhouettes; pleated - straight and creates an H-silhouette, and the pleated skirt expands towards the bottom, creates an X-silhouette and emphasizes the waist.