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Pleat Surrender v.2

A few months ago I wrote about the skirt that converted me to pleats. Alas, when I went back to buy it for a wedding I was going to, it had GONE and NO MORE were coming back in stock. I’ve been thinking about it ever since.

But last week when I walked into Ted Baker there was a dark green version hanging in front of me. It may have winked at me and lifted its hem a little…

Pleated Maxi Skirt GALVA - Ted Baker

Well that was all the encouragement I needed. Sold to the over-excited woman!

I’ll say it again, it’s not cheap at £139 but it is beautiful. A little tip though, walking upstairs in it while carrying a large box with both hands will not end well…

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Pleat Surrender

I’ve never really got on with pleated skirts. I wonder if it’s the reminder of my big hipped and bad-tempered country dancing teacher sashaying round the school hall in one in the 80s. Maybe it was that time I turned up to a party in one aged ten, only to find every one else in shorts and t-shirts laughing at me. Perhaps it’s the hurried re-ironing of my daughter’s school skirt each morning after she’s thrown it on the floor and walked across it several times the evening before.

Whichever one it is, I’ve generally avoided them. Until yesterday, when I saw this printed midi skirt from Ted Baker for £119.

Printed Midi Skirt - Ted Baker

Yes, I’ve surrendered to pleats.

It was the pattern that caused me to stop because it is oh so pretty. But it was the belt that made me pick it up from the rail. I love the contrast of the (faux) brown leather against the floaty floral pleated fabric.

Printed Midi Skirt - Ted Baker

Then I saw the maxi version.

Pleated Maxi Skirt - Ted BakerTo be honest I thought it would make me look like a tent and I tried it on half-expecting to hate it, but it was actually so flattering that I didn’t want to take it off. It comes in royal blue or fuchsia pink and is £139.

They’re not cheap, but they are so pretty that you could team it with a simple vest and flip flips and look fantastic.

With all the talk of the 80s and my pleat surrender I’ve got that Wet Wet Wet song in my head now.

Are you embracing pleats or standing firmly against them?

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