Pleats have made a comeback and what’s not to love? Super flattering, elegant and easy-to-wear, pleated tops, skirts and dresses will quickly become the new go-to pieces in your wardrobe. We love a pleat or two, so we’ve selected five of our favourites to get you started.
The classic pleated skirt gets an update with Simplicity 1069. This midi or maxi wrap skirt has subtle pleats which delicately flow down the length of the fabric, making them perfect for adding some cool, floaty pieces to your summer wardrobe.
Got a special occasion to attend? Simplicity 1873 is the perfect choice. The pleats add a wonderful fullness to the circle skirt and, with the nipped in waist, help to effortlessly create an hourglass silhouette.
Pleats don’t have to be reserved just for skirts and dresses. This Simplicity New Look 6344 blouse boasts inverted pleats along the neckline, making the fabric drape elegantly over the body. Opt for the sleeveless design and add a pretty lace detail, or choose to add sleeves.
Create a statement silhouette with this jacket from Simplicity New Look 6231. The pleated peplum spreads flatteringly from the hips and would look great paired with slim trousers and heels. Why not make the jacket the main focus of your outfit by stitching it in a bold print?
For the vintage lovers among you, there’s Simplicity 1777. This retro pattern from the 1940s features a slim skirt with pleated front, plus a ruched bodice with a jewel or V neckline. The pleats and ruching combine to add a gorgeous texture to the garment.
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