Spend VS Save: The best of pleated skirts

For every price point - have you tried them yet?


Words by Emma Connell
October 28th, 2016

Having been introduced to the pleated skirt in sporadic and scattered amounts last spring, it has been made clear that the much loved accordion style midi is staying put to entertain us for another season and even beyond (you heard it here first). Layers of multiple pleats sashayed down the runways for autumn ’16, providing us with an abundance of inspiration to work from for the coming months; No.21 and Gucci displayed glittered metallic variants while Valentino kept it classic with feminine hues and luxurious textures. With its endless versatility and playful adaptation of the classic A-line skirt, we think it’s time you invest in the charming silhouette.

Shop the maven46 edit of designer versus high-street to master the pleated look


Mirror No.21’s gold and silver metallic pleated skirt, or if slightly out of reach shine on a with a replica from ASOS that will leave you just as polished.

Keep your legs snug this winter with a leathered pleated skirt in tow. R/R Studios soft rendered leather is hard to defeat but Oasis faux a-line clone will do the just the trick.

Add a touch of femininity to your winter capsule by investing in a delicate lace pleated midi.  Play with traditional forms with Sacai’s wrap skirt or keep it classic with Alice + Olivia.

Experiment with a boho inspired floral print from p.a.r.o.s.h or settle with Marks and Spencer’s chiffon adaptation.

Colour block your way through this season with a velvet Valentino or impersonate with Miss Selfridge, no one will know the difference.