June 11, 2012

Let's Talk Pleats

If you follow me on twitter then you've probably already seen this:

Yup, that is me in the dressing room at my favorite store--Gap (more Gap here & here). I originally went in to grab a pair of jeans (I've been wearing Gap jeans for 10 years...amazing I know), but when I saw this dress I had to try it on... Of course I fell in love and bought it! 

Now, I know to you it may look like a simple black dress and not at all Arizona-summer friendly; however, this is the kind of dress I die for. The structure, fit, and pleats = the key ingredients to making me look SKINNY! Not to mention I've been working out for a few months now, but more on that to come soon.

So you may notice this photo looks a bit altered, okay a whole lot altered and no I did not use the "slimming" filter. Rather I wanted the focal point to be the pleated skirt. I find the pleat classic and feminine  (unless of course you try the whole pleated grandpa pant look).

And it gives a simple dress like this just a bit of extra interest. 

If you are not at all a fan of the box pleat you could of course try the pleated maxi skirt which is a huge trend... I must admit I do have a black Vince Camuto one but have no clue how to wear it!
 *read: someone help!*

For a bit more pleat inspiration Click Below on my Style Saint "Let's Talk Pleats" Stylebook! And sign up and follow me!


  1. This is soooo freakin' COOL!! Thank you being an amazing pat of the StyleSaint community and I love how StyleBooks are part of your articles. As per your pleated maxi, try a basic T or tank to balance out the look, and for some edge you can layer on a leather jacket or heavy metal necklace.

    Thank you for all the StyleSaint love!


    1. Thanks Allison! I'm in love with Style Saint :)

  2. That dress is cute! I'm sure you could pull of grandpa pleats if you really wanted to ;)