Blog: Crossroads Style

April 9, 2024 The Pleating Trend Meets Spring

Pleating makes so many fashion pieces better! You may immediately think of pleated skirts, but what about dresses, pants, and tops?

They’re sometimes wide and sometimes mini. They’re sometimes loose and sometimes crisp. And while they admittedly may be tricky to iron (or an absolute favorite for those who love to iron), pleats can’t help but add visual interest with a touch of volume.

We had to include pleating when creating our latest selling guide.  With spring officially here and summer just weeks away, we’re adding them to our store racks in all kinds of versions.

Scroll through and get inspired by different ways to style them.

woman in charcoal dress with pleating

man in gray pants and tan jacket

woman with green dress and light blue top with pleating

woman with maxi skirt, white t-shirt, and sleeveless tan trench coat

woman in cream colored sweater and black mini skirt with black tights and loafers

woman in long black skirt and black cropped sleeveless tee

If you happen to be one of those people who tried them but don’t love them, do you have any pieces in your closet you might want to sell? We buy your preloved pieces for cash or store credit, so you can get your hands on new-to-you pieces that you’ll truly love. Learn about how to earn 30% in cash or 50% in trade by selling in one of our many store locations. We buy all day every day, and no appointment is necessary!


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