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What’s Trending: Carwash Pleats

The pleat trend is unfolding on the fashion scene as one of the must-have phenomenons for fall 2015. Pleats of all shapes and sizes flared down the runways, but carwash pleats were at the top of the list for this innovative trend. These move-with-you pleats are chic and sophisticated, featuring a vintage vibe with interesting modern twists. Whether you prefer racy thigh-high slits or more demure knee-grazing styles, carwash pleats are the way to show some leg this season.

Daytime Delights 

Shades of cozy grey and pops of bright color transform carwash pleats into a go-to style for sunny autumn days. Paired with a casual blouse or low-key ankle boots, these daytime ensembles feature a relaxed finish, ideal for weekend brunching and afternoon shopping.

Tribal inspired pattern worn over plaid button-up and paired with gladiator style heels – Custo Barcelona

Tribal inspired pattern worn over plaid button-up and paired with gladiator style heels – Custo Barcelona

Dior pairs neutral tweed carwash pleat skirt with electric blue booties and a blouse with embellished collar

Dior pairs neutral tweed carwash pleat skirt with electric blue booties and a blouse with embellished collar

Vibrant florals are the focal point in this Valentino look

Vibrant florals are the focal point in this Valentino look

Street Style: When paired with sneakers, the thigh-high slits and mesh overlay of these carwash pleats exude casual chic

Street Style: When paired with sneakers, the thigh-high slits and mesh overlay of these carwash pleats exude casual chic

Wes Gordon tops a simple grey dress with a lighter grey fur gilet for a relaxed fall look

Wes Gordon tops a simple grey dress with a lighter grey fur gilet for a relaxed fall look

Night Moves

When night falls, it’s time to elevate your outfit, increasing the glam factor to create a wowing effect. With luxurious fabrics like velvet, lace and even fur, plus striking details, these carwash pleats offer an alluring take on the trend.

Lace and velvet combine in this romantic Oscar de la Renta carwash pleated dress

Lace and velvet combine in this romantic Oscar de la Renta carwash pleated dress

Thakoon wrap dress design features three-dimensional appliques

Thakoon wrap dress design features three-dimensional appliques

Street Style: Silky and sultry blouse paired with strappy heels in a bright hue offers a feminine date-night look

Street Style: Silky and sultry blouse paired with strappy heels in a bright hue offers a feminine date-night look

Sheer paneling and rich green fur set an elegant tone in this Salvatore Ferragamo ensemble

Sheer paneling and rich green fur set an elegant tone in this Salvatore Ferragamo ensemble

Red satin carwash pleats and textured tights make this Tommy Hilfiger look evening appropriate

Red satin carwash pleats and textured tights make this Tommy Hilfiger look evening appropriate

Wear Into Winter

Transition your carwash pleats into colder weather by taking a hint from these warm looks. Pair a pleated skirt with a sweater, tights, boots or a wool coat (or layer with all of the above!) for a winter-approved ensemble.

Lanvin opts for a color blocking design and rich jewel tones in this must-have cool weather ensemble

Lanvin opts for a color blocking design and rich jewel tones in this must-have cool weather ensemble

Fishnet stockings and an oversized sweater add a 90s-inspired edge to this Proenza Schouler look

Fishnet stockings and an oversized sweater add a 90s-inspired edge to this Proenza Schouler look

Sally LaPointe tops her carwash pleats with a matching knee-length wool coat

Sally LaPointe tops her carwash pleats with a matching knee-length wool coat

Fair Isle knit sweater pairs perfectly with black carwash pleated skirt

Fair Isle knit sweater pairs perfectly with black carwash pleated skirt

Tommy Hilfiger channels the athletic trend in this maroon carwash pleat and faux fur pairing

Tommy Hilfiger channels the athletic trend in this maroon carwash pleat and faux fur pairing

 

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