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This lovely dress combines two popular spring trends: serenity blue and knife pleats. It seemed like the perfect look for Easter Sunday.
I fell in love with this dress on a recent trip to Singapore. They were running a huge 80% off sale, so I knew it had to be mine!
If you have followed me for any period of time, then you’ll know that the color of this dress falls well outside my normal color palette. I am typically drawn to sharp monochromatic contrasts or vivid colors, but it’s still good to shake things up every now and then. I also wanted to give a nod to serenity blue as this season’s “it” color.
It was the dress’ fabulous details that grabbed my attention. The construction of this dress utilizes some intriguing pleated details at the hem and neckline. Knife pleats are also a popular trend for Spring. The asymmetrical hemline adds further visual interest.
At first, I debated whether the length of the skirt was too short as I typically choose styles that hit the top of the knee, but I finally decided that the longer pleated section provided a workable compromise. I just crossed my legs right over left 😉
This dress just called for ultra-feminine accessories, which always make me smile.
Tip For Wearing Knife Pleats
Knife pleats give architectural detail to any outfit, but you may want to consider a garment’s construction when wearing them. Because of the folded aspect, pleats can immediately add volume. So, be careful about excessive pleating; especially around the hip area.
I like how ASOS styled this pleated midi skirt. Pairing the skirt with a jacket draws the eye away from the hip area. Also, the light material of this skirts keeps it from becoming too bulky.
What about it…do you see any pleats in your future?