Pleats, Pleats, Pleats...With various lenghts, colors, and even prints....there are such great pleat options out right now! What is nice about them is you can walk in them and they move beautifully. You have to be careful when you wear them, because they add volume. The key to the right pleated dress/skirt is in the fabric. Softer fabrics don't create as much bulk and it will drape nicely on your body. Also,when wearing pleats you can control the volume by choosing a body-conscious top something with a little bit of cling to it. Not convinced yet? you can always start with something small like a pleated scarf and work your way up to a skirt/dress. Here are a few picks on how I wore my colorblock pleated dress.
Dress: Ideeli Blazer: Zara Sandals: JCrew Neckalce: Kenneth Jay Lane Bangles & Ring: Banana Republic and Intermix