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Pleats

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PLEATS

Pleats are bang on trend this season and a great style to bring out the lady in you. It is also one of those styles that works for any shape, age and height.

Make sure that your pleat style flatters your shape

1. The stitched-down pleats lies flat at the top and is an ideal tummy concealer.
2. Accordion pleats are full through the hips, giving you an hourglass effect.
3. If you have big bums, Knife pleats are perfect as it has the least volume thus creating the illusion of a flat bum.

Stitched down pleat

Highlight your waist

To ensure a slimmed down look, always show off the waistband of your skirt, so whatever you pair it with be sure to tuck it in.

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For Curvy ladies a light flowy fabric will not add bulk to your hips.
Short Legs, a hemline that is higher in the middle does not cut you off at the calves
Apple shaped, hide your tummy with stitched-down pleats

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Use colour for effect, play around with colours to create interesting contrast

Colour effect

When you think of pleats, it is always paired with cute ballet flats but you can go a bit edgy by pairing it with booties, sneakers or metallic heels.

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