Pleats Are In (& #Passion4fashion Linkup)

Well, there’s nothing quite like shopping your own wardrobe is there. I bought this dress about 2-3 years ago and blogged about it at the time and then didn’t wear it again. Not even once.
Terrible I know. I look back and cringe at how much I would buy clothes and then proceed to hardly wear them. Granted I don’t go very far to wear pretty pleated dresses, but this particular item is actually super versatile!

This past weekend was my Best friends sons christening, and i needed a dress or something to wear. My capsule didn’t really have anything church/christening appropriate, because as most of you know, I spend most of my days pretty casual. I looked in the shops and saw lots of pretty christmasy outfits (there is literally sequins and sparkle everywhere right now!) But really i knew i could do with saving my money and putting it towards Christmas presents for my kiddos.
So I went looking in my storage and found this purple pleated pretty number.

Now taking in to consideration I bought this, say 3 years ago, but its fair to say that it is still bang on trend. Pleats are huge right now, you just have to look in your fashion magazines or you local high street and see that they are still very much having a moment.
I was actually looking for a pleated skirt as I really like the trend, but didn’t buy anything because I’m still in my Autumn Capsule, but was thinking of adding something for my winter capsule.
Well it turns out I already have something that fits the bill and is also super versatile.

I will be including it in my Winter capsule (which starts Dec 1st) and I’m looking forward to layering it under a big chunky knit and with some knee high boots too!

Pleated Offerings


Left: Vince
Middle: Tibi
Right: A.L.C

Left: Maje
Middle: Monsoon
Right: Topshop

Are you in love with the pleated trend this season?

An InLinkz Link-up


  1. November 18, 2016 / 8:54 am

    What a beautiful pleated dress, the color is amazing and the scoop back detail is sexy in a subdued way, you should def wear it more often.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  2. November 18, 2016 / 1:55 pm

    Love the retro vibe of pleats!!!

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  3. November 18, 2016 / 2:08 pm

    You look gorgeous in this dress!

  4. November 18, 2016 / 3:12 pm

    Beautiful dress and such a gorgeous color! it's always fun to rediscover forgotten about pieces in our wardrobe. Sadly, I also have many things that I've only worn once, or not at all.

  5. November 18, 2016 / 3:44 pm

    That's a very pretty dress! You look beautiful! Glad you kept it! It'll be great in your winter capsule with sweaters and boots!

    Thanks for the link up & have a great weekend!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  6. November 18, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I would love to have a pleated skirt – they are so flattering. I don't often have to dress up, but it might be nice to have one in my closet just in case!

  7. November 18, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    I absolutely LOVE this look – it is STUNNING!!!

  8. November 18, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    This dress is beautiful from every angle, Rachel. Purple is so regal and gorgeous on you. I love how you styled it with the elegant light-colored coat! This would be fantastic for an Autumn or Winter wedding.

    Welcome by and linkup with my brand-new, recent Thursday Moda. Come share your awesome style with me and my readers. I miss you on my linkup beautiful Rachel. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

  9. November 18, 2016 / 4:49 pm

    You can never get rid of that dress! Seriously it's gorgeous on you! This brilliant shade of purple is your signature color.
    I am guilty, too, of wearing things only once…but it has helped me become a better shopper. I always ask myself how I can reutilize things I buy, and if I can wear them to more than once place. So it happens less and less.

  10. November 18, 2016 / 9:27 pm

    LOVE how you combined these two colors – so pretty and that necklace is the perfect accessory to top off this look! Thanks for hosting 🙂

    Sarah Bell
    Trendy & Tidy

  11. November 19, 2016 / 12:19 am

    I tend to avoid pleats like the plague because they amplify my hips and that's something I certainly neither want nor need 🙂 I do, however, think yours drapes down very softly, and creates a very flattering silhouette, Rachel.

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  12. November 19, 2016 / 6:56 pm

    You look gorgeous in this purple dress. I also love your hairstyle. Very pretty!

  13. November 19, 2016 / 10:52 pm

    You look absolutely stunning in that gorgeous purple dress. It's good job you kept it because like you say, it's right on trend. I love the colour of the coat too.

    Emma xxx

  14. November 20, 2016 / 4:36 am

    gorgeous pleats and so very versatile, dressed up or down and I adore that coat

  15. November 20, 2016 / 4:50 am

    The color of this dress is beautiful, and you're right that the pleats are really on trend right now. good thing you've kept this dress around!
    Chic on the Cheap

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