Working pleats

For some reason, I don’t think I’ve ever been into pleats. I think something about them just seems a little high maintenance, the thought of trying to get the pleats to lie perfectly after washing is a little scary. Even Issey Miyake’s Pleats Please collection didn’t tempt me. However, seeing this gorgeous little pleated skirt I just had to give pleats a whirl. I actually thought it would be a perfect work skirt, I think every woman needs a girly, flippy skirt in their work wardrobe. I threw on this slate blouse as I was in a bit of a hurry, I chose the shoes to brighten up the outfit. Do you have any pleats in your wardrobe? 

Blouse – Zara, skirt – Topshop, shoes – New Look

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Sherin
    February 2, 2011 / 9:41 am

    That's such a pretty skirt! The whole look is amazing on you. I have one pleated skirt in my wardrobe, but haven't worn it yet. Inspired to wear it now.

  2. Anonymous
    February 2, 2011 / 4:33 pm

    Indeed pleats can be a total pain, though at the same time they can look really flattering and feminine. My favorite item at the moment is a pleated navy and black Mango dress that was seen on Olivia Palermo.. it is just beautiful (actually may have to do a post on it as I love it that much) x

  3. Christina Sanders
    February 2, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    I've never been that into pleats either but, last weekend got a pleated skirt in topshop. It's like your's but comes just below the knee. I love it. I'm definatly a convert! xxx

  4. Anonymous
    February 3, 2011 / 12:10 am

    I really like this look on you! You have such fab long legs the skirt looks great. I do have pleats in my wardrobe but I haven't worn them that much, my pleats don't hang well. I think we'll see a lot of pleats in summer though…

  5. Leeann @ Join the Gossip
    February 3, 2011 / 5:18 am

    Honestly, bloggers post OOTDs all the time and most are adorable but this is one of my FAVS! Seriously love everything about this look. Beautiful!!

  6. Anonymous
    February 3, 2011 / 10:19 am

    I loev pleats – but only pleats that are in synthetics and therefore don't need ironing! I have a gorgeous dress with pleats but it's such a pain to iron and I NEVER iron. You look cute in your pleats! <3 ▲ WOLF WHISTLE ▲

  7. The Style PA
    February 7, 2011 / 8:20 pm

    Looking gorgeous as always 🙂

  8. Miss N
    March 1, 2011 / 12:16 pm

    you look fabulous! you are most certainly rocking the pleats!

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