From school uniforms and workwear to glamourous partywear, pleats are there to add an edge to any garment! As Autumn Winter 2021 proved the magic of sharp folds, we reminisce some of the best pleat moments of cinema that have us sigh- Pleats, Please!
#1 Marilyn Monroe in the Seven Year Itch
An absolute classic! This serene white pleated dress is perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when anyone thinks of the blonde bombshell! Monroe iconized this scene in the Seven Year Itch as she stood atop the grate, surrounded by air, looking like an absolute dream girl!
#2 Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra
No one could’ve played the legendary Cleopatra better than Liz Taylor! And the costumes of this movie only cemented that! A film based on ancient Egypt, the dresses used heavy gold trims, royal accents, and, you guessed it, pleats!
#3 Grace Kelly in To Catch a Thief
Before she was Grace of Monaco, she was Grace Kelly, the Hollywood superstar. A fashion icon, Kelly’s style was constantly on edge during her time! This ensemble of a coral pink pleated skirt with a matching top was perhaps one of the most memorable of fashion moments!
#4 Alicia Silverstone in Clueless
The ’90s are back! And who’s better to call for inspiration than Cher Horowitz? An outfit so popular among Millenials and Gen Z alike, Alicia Silverstone as Cher has cemented her place as the fashion queen of the noughties! Even pop star Iggy Azalia couldn’t keep away from the appeal of this matching plaid combo in yellow!
#5 Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries
The OG princess for the 90’s kids, Anne Hathaway, as Mia Thermopolis inspired far and wide! The princess of Genovia was after all just like us, an average school going teen. With all the glorious costumes to grace the screen during this movie, this preppy school uniform with its cute pleats manages to own a special place in our hearts!
#6 SJP in Sex and the City (the movie)
Throughout the entire Sex and the City series, Carrie Bradshaw didn’t shy away from giving everyone the hottest and boldest fashion moments of New York. But one of her most underrated yet iconic moments would perhaps be the pivotal moment when she finally married her Mr Big in, as Anthony likes to put it, ‘A dress by no one’.
#7 Anne Hathaway in the Devil Wears Prada
Anne Hathaway strikes yet again! Albeit in a fashion moment known more for its disaster. However hideous it may be as according to Emily, this ensemble is still an iconic moment for every fashion lover! It is here that we got to witness the great and mighty Miranda Priestly, goddess of fashion, explain the importance of style and how the ‘Cerulean’ blue sweater, after all, is a product of careful consideration. And what precisely with is the hideous sweater paired? An equally hideous pleated skirt! Oh, what a moment!
#8 Jennifer Garner in 13 Going On 30
13 Going On 30 is the movie that we all have on our 90’s mood board for inspiration. It’s packed with cute outfits that are just as popular today as they were back then! This flirty ensemble of a yellow pleated skirt and corset combo is one that still fills us with awe for Jenna Rink’s fab style game!
#9 Rachel McAdams in Mean Girls
‘On Wednesdays, we wear pink.’ Last but never least, it’s Regina George, the OG IT girl. Before the Hadid’s and Jenner’s, it was the Plastics that were the OG baddies! This movie immortalised by McAdams portrayal of Queen Bee in head-to-toe pink will always be close to our hearts. The pink pleated mini skirt with a matching cardigan on the poster is proof of it!
Does the flair of the pleats drama inspire you? Jump into the enchantment of this edgy trend and create your iconic fashion moments! And while you’re at it, accessorize with gold and diamonds for a lil’ extra edge.
Check out the Prim Pleats Collection for some finesse of flair! Explore the collection here!
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