Moodboard – Pleated Pants

Not all that long ago, pleated pants were so not cool and bootcuts were all the rage. But fashion inevitably changes resurfacing that which we thought we would never love again. I quite clearly remember a time when pleated pants were on the "Don't" list but now you can't go anywhere without seeing a pair. As evidenced by my moodboard above, they look especially good with a narrow hem and heels. Way cool, right?

Clockwise from top left:
1. Pleated High Waisted Trousers from Forever 21
2. Selected Sadia Sporty Peg Trousers from Asos
3. Chloe Pleated Pants with Ankle Snaps from Nieman Marcus
4. Rabens Saloner Stretch Silk Pants from Huset
5. By Malene Birger Ellua Pants from Huset
6. Easy Pleat Pant from Free People
7. 3.1 Phillip Lim Draped Pocket Check Trousers from ShopBop
8. Linen Two Tone Double Pleat Trouser from Alexander Wang

For more pleated pants inspiration, check out my Pretty Clothes pinboard. Check back in later this week to see my own pair of pleated pants that I made as part of my new handmade Spring Wardrobe.

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  1. Hi, I have been wondering about making a pair of pleated pants - I've been umming and ahhing for a while, I know they suit my shape, so thanks to this post I think I will go ahead

  2. The ones you picked are gorgeous but, technically, these aren't the "pleated pants" of yore. The ones being mocked were more like these and these. In that 2nd link the ladies pants are on the 2nd row and you can definitely see why those were considered hideous.


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