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The Metallic Pleated Skirt Is Every It-Girl’s Favourite Fall Outfit

 
by Simi Kuriakose

The Metallic Pleated Skirt Is Every It-Girl's Favourite Fall Outfit

 

When you’re looking to exude that girly vibe, a skirt is but the outfit that’s often chosen. No matter what kind of pleat you opt for — micro pleats or knife pleats, among others — a pleated skirt allows you to look feminine, and also helps add sophistication to your entire ensemble. If you’re one who has a fashion eye and did pay heed to 2016s style directory, you will know that the accordion pleated skirt was quite the rage this year. But before you misunderstand me, let me clarify that I’m not just talking about the regular pleated skirt. The one trend that has taken the fashion world by storm this season is the metallic pleated midi skirt. A touch of sheen on a skirt with well-folded pleats has been touted as THE outfit for IT-girl’s across the globe. Style divas from all over have given this trend a nod. So much so that it’s not just a #1 trend to try in 2016, but also Fall’s favourite skirt style. In case you’ve not got your hands on this skirt already, I suggest you buy one to swish in STAT. 

On The Runway

The accordion pleats, to be honest, are actually a retro style. But add metallics to this silhouette and what you get is an edgy look. It’ll be a mistake to say that pleats are strictly-2016. In fact, if you’re a fashion nerd, you’ll know that these pleats have been there for seasons now. But during the Pre-Fall 2016 collections, Gucci brought out a version of the metallic pleated skirt in gold and green on the runway. And with that… we saw an influx of this style across luxe labels. Right through Fall 2016, designers have created renditions of this trend as per their inspiration. Max Mara used lurex, Gucci went for metallic leather, so on and so forth. The essence though was the same — metallic pleated midi was the star across global runways.

 

Metallic Pleated Skirt_Pre Fall 2016_Gucci Max Mara No. 21
Pre-Fall 2016: Gucci, Max Mara, No. 21

 

Metallic Pleated Skirt_Fall 2016_3.1 Phillip Lim Vivienne Tam Suno
Fall 2016: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vivienne Tam, Suno

 

Making It To Celebrity Wardrobe

With designers giving this style so much importance, there was no doubt that celebrity stylists would get their clients to don the skirt on multiple occasions. Everyone from Alexa Chung to Gigi Hadid and even our fashion favourites here have tried the metallic pleated skirt. The one quality you can’t take away from this style is its versatility. Though it may seem like a difficult outfit to don, it’s way easier than you think. Wear it with an oversized cardi so as to keep warm, or tuck your favourite long-sleeved top and add a belt just to give the look a twist. Just keep in mind that no matter how you style it, you must ensure that the skirt remains your hero piece. 

Want to see how the celebs worked this trend. Scroll on to see who wore the metallic pleated skirt during their off-duty outings; it’ll make you want to give the trend a try ASAP.

 

Alia Bhatt_Metallic Pleated Skirt Trend
Alia Bhatt

 

Tamannaah Bhatia_Metallic Pleated Skirt Trend
Tamannaah Bhatia

 

Huma Qureshi_Metallic Pleated Skirt Trend
Huma Qureshi

 

10 Metallic Pleated Skirts To Shop STAT

Already have a crush on the trend and want to try it before you transition from fall to the next season? Well, I think that’s a fab idea. I’ve helped you out with some uber-chic metallic pleated skirt options that I’ve extensively curated from across e-stores. Scroll on to choose one from this set, which caters to a varying price point — affordable to over-budget.

Lulu & Sky Metallic Pleated skirt

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Closet Pleated Metallic Midi Skirt

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Zara METALLIC ACCORDION PLEAT SKIRT

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SR Store Burgundy Elastic Waist Pleated Skirt

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Next Pleated Skirt

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Warehouse Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt
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Forever 21 Faux Leather Midi Skirt

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SR Store Green Pleated Velvet Skirt

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BOOHOO NIGHT JEANA METALLIC PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

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Forever new MORGANA METALLIC PLEATED MIDI SKIRT

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Image Credit: Runway Images — Vogue; Celebrity Images — Instagram

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