Spring 2014 Trend: PLEATS

A sign that we are inching closer to Spring comes this Sunday as we (a portion of the US) begin to adhere to Daylight Savings Time. We are officially springing our clocks forward  by one hour and embracing the slowly rising temperatures to the 50’s next week. With that ray of sunshine and a much deserved break from the vicious polar vortex of 2014 we are ready to tackle another discussion on Spring trends. 

Last we touched on Spring/Summer fashion we discussed the always mandatory pastels. Now we bring you yet another classic and sophisticated option, the always favorite… Pleats! 
Pleats were a recurring theme on the runways from designers like Proenza Schouler, Celine, Chloe, Prada among several others. From pants, dresses, skirts and detailed tops pleats are once again going to be a strong part of your spring must-see. It’s always interesting to see how designers always manage to incorporate pleats into their collections and on some level its gets a new spin. In so many different fabrics, from dark to light hues and in a variety of fabrics pleats are such a feminine way to dress up your style. Maybe you can add a touch of metallic or a graphic together with this trend to jazz things up a bit. So here are some looks from ‘runway to retail’ that will get you inspired for the official countdown to the blooming days of Spring and Summer. So One Style at a Time readers are you a fan of pleats in your wardrobe? Do you find it flattering or do you shy away from this particular folded fabric? The fashion forum is open so your comments are welcome below.




Adrianna Papell Floral Pleated Dress (Plus Size), Nordstrom $180

Calvin Klein Mesh Yoke & Pleat Jersey Sheath Dress, Nordstrom $128

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