Rob Mariel
Rob Mariel

Pleats, Please

November 3, 2016
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When it comes to pulling together a look, there are a few key elements that should always be considered; color and pattern are obvious components.  Texture and line play a key part, too.  But, living as we do in a 3D world, we can’t overlook form.  Form is shape made three dimensional. Form is the difference between a straight shift dress and a princess fit ball gown.  Manipulating form is a great way to add drama, life, and movement to your overall look.  One of our favorite ways to play with form? Pleats.

Pleats are a bold way to add architecture and dimension to your look.  They make any piece into a statement piece. The carefully layered folds stack together create structure, while simultaneously adding literal room for movement and motion. Pleats can be heavy and bold, or light and ethereal, but always work to make a statement.  

We’ve included some killer pleated skirts, dresses, and tops below. Bring on the pleats, please.  

J. Mendel, Silk Chiffon Halterneck Long Sleeve Gown, $3,105
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Gucci, Hand-Painted Leather Skirt, $9,800
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Gucci, Iridescent Green Pleated Skirt, $1,700
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Markus Lupfer, Brana Leather-Trimmed Pleated Lamé Skirt, $550
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R/R Studio by Robert Rodriguez, Leather Midi Skirt, $995
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Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, Pleated Georgette Gown, $1,490
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A.L.C., Josefa Dress, $695
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Nicholas, One Shoulder Crop Top, $195
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Tome, Pleated Wrap Dress in Bone, $598
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Nina Ricci, Lace Pleated-Front Blouse, $1,850
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Valentino, Pleated Velvet Turtleneck Midi Dress, $9,000
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Alexander McQueen, Crinkled Silk Chiffon Halterneck Gown, $5,995
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