Pleats... you may have a love/hate relationship with them, but today I am going to convince you on why you should love them this fall. Pleats are great for fashionably hiding yourself away (in all your areas you want to hide), and also showcasing your boldest, most avant-garde self at the same time. And better yet, even the coziest swivel chair in your office couldn’t put a wrinkle in their style. Here are Mai tips on how how find the best pleated dress for your body shape:
If you have full hips or thighs: Look for fit and flare shapes that have inverted pleats. This will flatter the hips without bulking them up.
If you have a tummy: Look for pleats that lay across the torso, which will minimize midsection bumps. Also, this will help draw the eye to your other assets, like your legs or arms.
If you have a larger bust: Box pleats below the waist will be your friend! This will help balance out your larger bust and create a well balanced look throughout.
If you have a straight figure: Look for a defined-waist style with pleats running over the bust and hip areas to create the illusion of curviness. Dresses with layers of pleated fabric also add dimension to a straight body.
Dress: Self Portrait
Shoes: Brian Atwood
Earring: Kate Spade