Forget your previously held thoughts of pleated skirts as prim throwbacks to school uniforms or secretarial staples: this season’s crop of crisply pleated skirts exude a new, bold attitude.
From Gucci‘s OTT printed versions with eye-catching prints, including romantic Baroque architectural shapes, or tattoo-ready hearts and daggers, to Fendi‘s knife-sharp version in demure blush pink and Roberto Cavalli‘s black lamé maxi that glistens with the promise of glamorous nights out, there’s a pleated skirt for every arena of modern life.
For day time, team Paul Smith or Proenza Schouler’s standout colour blocked skirts with a silk blouse in a coordinating hue, and for evening opt for a shimmering metallic number by Sandro or Gucci, teamed with a little slip of a cami for seductive after-dark allure.
When the weather turns cooler, just add a chunky knit tucked in at the front to show off your waist and keep the look fresh for the new season.
Here are our pick of the best pleated skirts on Sloane Street…