Pleats have been a prominent trend over the past year. Even in 2017, we can still see the trend going strong. I personally find Pleats to be one of the most wearable trends. Unlike a lot of other trends we see on the runways, that can be difficult to wear on a daily basis. And what’s not to love about Pleats, there are so many different styles and variations avialable, you will definitely find one that works for you.
While I have completely overindulged in Pleated Skirts, I wanted to try wearing Pleats in a different way. So I started browsing through shops and looking online for inspiration. That’s when I found the most gorgeous Emerald Green Pleated Dress from Pomelo Fashion. As surprising as it sounds I have never tried on a Maxi Pleated Dress. Being petite in height (I am only 5’2); I have always been afraid to try Maxi Dresses. I thought they would overpower my frame and make me look larger than I am. But I really wanted to try one, because they look so effortlessly chic and are so versatile.
Through trial and error, I have learnt a few styling tricks that allow you to play with your proportions. If you are petite like me, it’s important to define your waist with a belt. This will help to create more of an hourglass silhouette and make you seem taller. So for example with this dress, I choose to wear a skinny Gold Belt at the waist. It looked perfect against the stunning Emerald Green colour of the Dress and it instantly made me feel feel taller.
This Pleated Dress from Pomelo Fashion can be worn in so many different ways. I wanted to create a Grecian look, so I paired it with gladiator style sandals. They worked really well with the Dress because it has slits on the side. For the accessories, I kept it simple with one of my favourite tassel statement earrings and these beautiful reminder bracelets from the Mindful Company. This is one piece in my wardrobe that I cannot wait to style in many different ways.
Dress: Pomelo Fashion | Belt: ASOS | Shoes: Forever 21 | Earrings: Bimba Y Lola| Bracelets: The Mindful Company