It’s midi, it’s pleated and it hides a multitude of sins…

So what are the sins that this skirt hides? Let’s think – bruises, blemishes, failure to attend to one’s less than smooth legs?  So far so good. And it “wafts” beautifully in the breeze, making one feel almost lady like – although it also catches in the back of my trainers as I walk down the stairs which could, quite possibly, result in a less than lady like fall followed by less than lady like language.

There are lots of pleated skirts around at the moment. One of my favourites is this grey jersey one from Oasis (£30). It has a slightly more casual feel about it, so is good for those who don’t fancy wearing satin on a daily basis.

Or for a bit of colour, there’s this coral one from Oliver Bonas (£55), which also comes in blue or white. 

New Look has a great selection of pleated skirts, including this stripe monochrome one, for £27.99

The skirt that I am wearing is the satin pleat ankle grazer skirt from Topshop (£49), which also comes in a midi length (and that comes in tall and petite too.) I liked the khaki as a change from my usual grey, navy or black and they are surprisingly easy to wear – trainers, ankle boots, block heels, skater trainers, sandals – plus as I mentioned above, they hide a multitude of sins.

Lots of people have asked me whether they can get away with a pleated skirt and the answer is yes – it just has to be the right one. Some are very voluminous and they don’t always work so well with flats, so the satin ones, or the ones with fewer pleats help with that. The longer ones also create a really nice vertical line, so they are surprisingly elongating even on a petite frame. So if you’re tempted, go and have a good try on with some different styles of shoes and see what you think. Enjoy!

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