Pleated skirts take spring 2012 by storm

The pleated skirt is one of the most popular types of skirts for the spring 2012 season. This flattering style was spotted on many spring runways last fall and has taken over store shelves, and streets, by storm. The pleated skirt has been spotted in three different hem lengths and offers a flattering, soft a-line silhouette which works well on almost any body type; no wonder it is so popular!

The three types of pleated skirts for spring are hitting mid-thigh, knee length and maxi style. Pleated skirts are being shown in all of the bright colors for spring as well as neutrals such as black, beige and white. They are an easy way to color block and can also go from day into evening with a quick change from satchel to clutch.

The pleated skirt has also been spotted as the bottom half of a dress this season. While most dresses with pleated skirts are shown in knee-length styles, the pleated skirt has also appeared on floor length dresses and short dresses. On a dress, the knee-length hem is the most flattering for most body types.

Pleated skirts can also be worn casually with flats, flat sandals or even flip flops as well as dressy with glittering high heeled sandals. The pleated skirt is so versatile and universally flattering; it would be a shame to skip this trend!

We assembled the three lengths of pleated skirts for spring in the Polyvore set below. Which length do you prefer?

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