I've avoided pleats like the bubonic plague for the last 10 years. Way back when, like 20 years younger I owned and rocked several from the knife pleats to broomstick maxis. Somewhere along the way, my style changed as well as my body and they became a thing of the past. Then 10 years ago, I'd purchased a pleated skirt in an attempt revisit that trend, umm yeah, I felt so frumpy.. like mrs.doubt.fire frumpy and with that the skirt immediately went to the donation pile.
With several pointers in place ... 50+ years older .... pleat trend on fleet .... knowing what works for my body .... an Awesome Tutorial via Stylesewme ... It was a must sew.
What have I learned in revisiting this trend... for my body type @ 5'3", vertical, short torso & boobalicious...
- Wide waistband is a must;
- blouse must be tucked in;
- pleats should hit below belly button;
- exception for not tucking it in... a crop top or jacket will do;
WoW what a difference a decade makes ....lol ... no more mrs.doubt.fire
Have a Great Thursday !!!