Pretty, Pretty Pleats
Posted by on April 9, 2012 | 4:14 pm EST

The thought of pleated pieces often nudge a sense of youthfulness and femininity into mind, mainly because of its ubiquitous appearance on skirts and dresses. This season, the trend hits a feverish high as designers delivered an onslaught of fancily folded garments—from knife to plissé styles—which captured a spectrum of womanly personas.

Amid the battalion of pleated numbers to breeze through the spring runways however, there was one particular fashion house that took our fascination for pleats on a higher pedestal. Chloé’s Clare Waight Keller took us on a fluid and effeminate journey through spring with her collection, but these four ensembles were what stole the show.

Chloé won us over with this simple but oh-so-chic pairing. The loose white tank teamed with the two-toned tea-length skirt created a fabulous number for an overseas travel escapade or perhaps a lazy downtown brunch.

This emerald-hued number channeled Chloé’s trademark laidback glamour with such ease. The pleated top, tucked in the green skirt, offers a multitude of styling options as well. It doesn’t hurt that it’s like a throwback to the 1920’s flapper silhouette.

Often, simplicity is the only way to go and Chloé did just that in creating this comfortably slouchy dress. We adore how the fabric draped the body with utter straightforwardness, rendering this otherwise shapeless dress absolutely cool.

Chloé played with peach in this top-and-skirt combination. The ensemble is afforded an extra dose of chicness and coolness by incorporating a trio of peach shades on the sleeves, and pockets on the skirt.

Images from Chloé

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