Pretty Pleat

I still have a slight case of Barcelona blues :), but the last couple of days my hometown Split was finally in it’s sunshine mood. It is the perfect time for my collection of pleated skirts to see the light of the day. I have them in five different colors (white, yellow, green, black and turqoise), all bought on E-bay for 10 dollars each. They are perfect for spring/summer transition and can be paired with just about anything. I wear them with T-shirts, tank tops, jackets, sneakers or sandals. If you want some instant feminine touch, but also to feel modern and comfortable pleat is the perfect choice!

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This jacket was bought at “Mango” store. It was an ordinary white jacket so I was quickly bored by it –  with some comic prints, colorful buttons and zippers I added it my own colorful touch 🙂

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Handbag designed by myself 🙂 ; ballet flats by H&M

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Amazing earring and bracelet set by Alexis Bittar. Alexis Bittar launched his career selling vintage jewelry on the streets of Soho in the late 80s and to this day, his jewelry is crafted in Brooklyn, New York.

Big thanks to my new American friend Susan for this beautiful gift 🙂 !

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Yellow pleated skirt bought on E-bay for 10 dollars, printed T-shirt by Robert Sever, Croatia

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A pleat is a type of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and securing it in place.  In ancient Egypt textiles were pleated for decorating dresses of the rulers.

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Egyptian pleated dress

The famous pleat collar of Mary Stuart and plenty of other medieval celebrities are true masterpieces of the textile handicrafts at this time.

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Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

The real boom pleats experienced in early 20th century with the production of synthetic textiles. Since then they have a better durability and strength and do not take up their original shape again such as natural fabrics do under the influence of warmth or humidity.

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Pleat skirts in 20s flapper era

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Audrey Hepburn wearing pleated skirt in her movie “Roman Holiday”

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Stunning Elizabeth Taylor in her pleated skirt

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Grace Kelly wearing pink pleated skirt in the movie “To Catch a Thief”

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And most famous of them all – iconic white pleated dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in her movie “The Seven Year Itch”

Pleat today:

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From L to R: Prada, Christian Siriano, Carven

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Timo Weiland

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Prabal Gurung

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Enza Costa pleated skirt

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Fashionista Olivia Palermo

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From L to R: Kirsten Dunst, Sarah Jessica Parker, Taylor Swift

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Keira Knigtley in gorgeous yellow pleated skirt

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Pleated maxi-skirts found on E-bay

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Street style

As a Matter of Refract Dress by Sugarhill Boutiqu mod cloth

Pleated maxi dress at Mod Cloth

 

Thanks to my husband for being my personal photographer for a day 🙂

 

“The Seven Year Itch” : Marilyn Monroe subway scene

 

 

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14 thoughts on “Pretty Pleat

  1. Super kombinacija i naravno divne fotografije…Žnjan jako volim, živjela sam na Splitu 3 dok se nisam udala, tako da mi ta plaža spada pod doma:) Sviđa mi se DIY na sakou, a i torba je savršena…suknja je baš lijepa, imam i ja nekoliko plisiranih, baš ih volim:)

    zanimljiva činjenica o Egipćanima, a za one viktorijanske ovratnike kao što je nosila kraljica Škota , vidila sam na televiziji da je tribalo na stotine i stotine pribadača da bi ih se nosilo kako triba…mene bi ispripadalo:)

    • Hvala ti Ivana, ja sam isto blizu Splita 3, tko zna, možda smo bile i suside 🙂 ! Odem povremeno i do Mostara, predivan mi je grad. Lani sam naučila šivati tako da mi je mašina uvijek u pogonu, uvik sam u nekim DIY projektima! Divan ti je blog, radujem se novim postovima! Kiss

    • Thank you for commenting Sharon 🙂 ! I also find them quite feminine – I’m not big fan of pleat in winter wardrobe but I find it perfect for these spring/summer days! Kisses!

    • Thank you so much Lubka for commenting! I started to follow you on your Bloglovin, Pinterest and Twitter accounts, looking forwaed to your new posts! Kisses from Croatia 🙂

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