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How to wear pleated skirts...by Darren Kennedy

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Darren Kennedy

Published 17/05/2014 | 02:30

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They may be the signature of your schoolgirl years, but this season pleated skirts are back in the fold having been given the high-fashion treatment. A quick glance at the catwalks will banish any connotations of school uniforms, as designers, including Chloé, Proenza Schouler, Jil Sander and Christopher Kane, display pleated perfection.

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Gone are the rigid pleats of the past. These modern interpretations move as you do, as swishing, sweeping pleated skirts shape up to be the piece of the season. Offering the perfect alternative to the more restrictive pencil shape, it's important to contrast the flowing nature of pleated skirts by teaming with something more fitted up top, be it a chunky knit, cropped blazer, leather biker or if you dare to bare, a crop top.

Tick two of the season's trend boxes by channelling daytime nonchalance in a pastel pleated maxi skirt with a pair of cut-out ankle boots. For evening chic, opt for a classic midi style with an iridescent metallic finish and black courts. You can be sure pleats will add a feminine touch to your wardrobe.

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