Sunday, September 30, 2007

The pleated skirt is a great look for Fall and Winter, but many women are afraid the style is unflattering. It's true that pleating does add bulk, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from all pleated styles. Here are a few tips to wear it well:
        • Look for a style that is made of a nice, draping material like jersey so it skims your body, rather than adding bulk. If you are slimmer, go for the heavier, firmer fabrics to give your shape some volume
        • Choose styles with a straight waist band where the pleating begins 3-6 inches below.
        • Pair with a top that is fitted and shorter (no long tunics) or add a waist length swing jacket.
        • In general, pleated skirts tend to look more conservative, so balance the look with a turtleneck or mock turtleneck top and opaque tights.

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