Pictured: Earrings: Kendra Scott / Sunglasses: Dior (sold out, similar here) / Lipstick: c/o Dolce & Gabbana Dolce Rosa / Top: Gibson / Chain bracelet: Kendra Scott / Small cuff: Kendra Scott / Nail Polish: Chanel Mariniere / Handbag: Givenchy / Skirt: TopShop / Shoes: Valentino (old, current season here)
Pleated skirts have been a hot trend for the past couple of seasons. I have shied away from the trend since I am on the short side. At 5’4″ I have found that full midi skirts add weight to my short legs. Since the majority of small pleated skirts are either metallic, or a solid color, I found the style did not suit my body type.
Fast forward to spring 2016! TopShop came out with the perfect pleated skirt for those of us who want to wear the small pleated skirt trend, without looking like a giant ball of fabric! This black and white pleated skirt alternates colors in a varied pattern. The pattern is ideal for minimizing the fullness of the skirt. The lines bring the fullness down, without sacrificing any pleats, or skimping on fabric. It is all an illusion! Love that!
I am not sure if TopShop had short-legged, long-waisted ladies like me in mind when they designed their skirt, but I think they made the perfect pleated skirt for women everywhere with my body type; or any body type for that matter. Who doesn’t love a slimming silhouette?! Thank you TopShop!
For spring, I love wearing this small pleated skirt for church, and dressier occasions. When the warm summer temperatures begin a month from now, I am looking forward to wearing this skirt casually with flats, flat sandals, and a lightweight tee. I think a bucket bag would complete the casual, summer look I have in mind!
If you are looking for a slimming, pleated skirt to wear now, and throughout the summer season, this is the skirt of your dreams! I know it is the pleated skirt of my dreams! Love!
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