Making Beautiful Music with an Accordion (Pleat)

May 21, 2007 • Magazine

Making Beautiful Music with an Accordion (Pleat)

Making Beautiful Music with an Accordion (Pleat)

Sun, 2007-05-20 18:00

Lauren Dimet

When I saw the green DAY Birger et Mikkelsen dress on Net-a-Porter I knew instantly I had to have it. The shirt top, pintucked wide waist and pleated front and back panel had me at hello. It surpassed my expectations when it arrived. I am now obsessed with accordion-pleated… everything.

In a season of massive volume there is something delicate, if you will, about a touch of tight pleating. It is no secret that I am skeptical of the babydoll, trapeze and tent styles for spring/summer. However, if you are not ready to go full-on pleat (as in a dress) try an accordion mini or a top in a light fabric like silk chiffon or cotton. Pair either piece with a contrasting fitted article of clothing like a Lycra boat neck top with the mini or cigarette pants with the pleated top. Since your pleats will already make a statement, keep jewelry delicate and to a minimum.

Viola, you will look chic… and not fat.

1. Development
Alice Spring Dress

2. Akris Punto
Pleat-Front Blouse

3. Anthropologie
Loops and Whorls Tunic

4. DAY Birger et Mikkelsen
Exclusive Blacko dress

5. Robert Rodriguez
Drop Waist Pleated Dress

6. IISLI Pleated Skirt in Shimmer Gold

7. Diane Von Furstenberg
Anthea Chiffon Top

8. Julie Haus
Release Pleat Dress

9. Fendi
Pleated Dress

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