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This Skirt You Thought You’d Never See Again is Back in Style

I'm not mad at it.

Back in 2010, pleated skirts were one of my wardrobe staples.

Versatile, flattering on any shape and chic, these skirts were everywhere at the time – and while they’ve been a little off the radar for some time now, trends always come back around.

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Now it’s the pleated skirt’s time to make a comeback, evidenced by Kate Middleton wearing a rather riské for a royal leopard-print version recently.

Pleats also appeared in H&M’s Innovation Circular Design Story in the form of elaborate dresses and tops, while the 90s trend of mini skirts with pleats is everywhere.

Of course, those little tennis skirts are almost too small to see – but if you’re not up for getting your legs out, longer iterations are in too. Team with knee-high boots for the perfect cold weather combo.

You can still wear them in summer though. On the SS22 catwalk, pleated skirts appeared at Rejina Pyo, COS, Erdem and Sandy Liang, making it a bona fide look for the new season.

So are pleated skirts in for 2022? The answer is a resounding yes. Now, here’s where to get one.

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Shop the trend

Pleated Mini Skirt & Other Stories

Pleated Mini Skirt, £75, & Other Stories – buy now

Pleated midi skirt - Mango

Pleated Midi Skirt, £49.99, Mango – buy now


Pleated Skirt, £332, Arshys-Rafael at Lone Design Club – buy now

Lone Design Club stocks an array of independent and sustainable brands, meaning you can shop consciously in one place.

Amongst the designers they sell is Cinta The Label, Girlfriend Collective, Pala Eyewear and many more.

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Pleated Midi Skirt, £89, Cos – buy now

Pleated glittery skirt - Dark grey - Ladies | H&M GB

Pleated Glittery Skirt, £24.99, H&M – buy now


Pleated Skirt With Diamonds, £125, Uterqüe – buy now

Metallic Pleated Skirt Warehouse

Metallic Pleated Skirt, £49.60, Warehouse – buy now


Plaid Pleated 90s Skirt in size M, £27, Beyond Retro – buy now

Karl Lagerfeld
sequin pleated skirt

Sequin Pleated Skirt, £275, Karl Lagerfeld at Farfetch – buy now

Ivory Calgary Skirt Reformation

Ivory Calgary Skirt, £180, Reformation – buy now

Midaxi Skirt

Midaxi Skirt, £215, Rixo – buy now

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