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Pleats Please! Wear Spring’s Prettiest Skirt Trend Now, for Less

Spring Pleats: Get the Look for Less

The skirt, specifically the pleated skirt, was a staple on the Spring 2011 runways, where designers played with lengths, patterns, and styles. Pleating was used primarily for mid length, neutral colored skirts, and spring dresses. Chiffon was the fabric of choice, which created an airy, ethereal effect when paired with the pleats. 

A sampling from the Spring 2011 collections (above, from left): J. Mendel, Chloe, Karen Walker (back row), and Derek Lam:

Get the latest runway look now, with seven pleated pieces for less. 

1. DKNY Chiffon Tank Dress - $39 at Nordstrom ; 2. Blue Moon Skirt - $80 at Modcloth ; 3. Foil Pleated Mini Skirt - $70 at Topshop ; 4. Spoon Jeans Chambray Skirt - $10 at Alloy ; 5. Vanessa Bruno Pleated Cotton Blend Dress - $69.75 at The Out Net ; 6. Malene Birger Dress - $148 at The Out Net ; 7. Perfect Pleat Skirt - $118 at French Connection

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