How I Styled My Mum’s Pleated Skirt

I strongly believe that being a fashion stylist, means you can wear anything and transform it into a million dollar outfit πŸ™‚ With that being said, I raided my mother’s wardrobe a few weeks ago when I went to go pay her a visit, and came across some of her beautiful pieces which unfortunately for her, I took as she has impeccable taste.

I normally stick to basic colors like white and black, they are easy to wear and style, but my mother’s red pleated skirt captured my eye. You can style this skirt however way you want, for me I paired it up with stilettos and an elegant bodysuit, for some they could pair it with sneakers or sandals with a shirt or cropped top, to have a more chilled and relaxed look.

The skirt is made of 100% Polyester material, which makes it easy to wash, and it dries very quick. It is also not see through so no lining needed underneath. The material is very soft on the skin. I love how the pleats bounce around when I walk. Another great quality the dress possesses is that it does not get wrinkled, which is great for me as I’m not a fan of ironing (hides).


. DO NOT wash it in the washing machine, instead hand wash it.
. DO NOT wring it.
. Air dry it in a shaded place, too much sun will temper with the color.
. DO NOT fold it after washing, rather hang it.


Skirt: Woolworths
Bodysuit: Zara
Bag: Forever New
Shoes: Christian Louboutin

How would you style this skirt? Do you like the way I styled it? I would like to hear your thoughts on the comments below.

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37 thoughts on “How I Styled My Mum’s Pleated Skirt”

    1. Thank you Mattie it is indeed, most of the clothing goes out of fashion so its best to use old ones and style them well πŸ™‚

  1. So classy! I love this outfit. It looks great with black, and I think it will also go well with a lace and fitted top. I’ll definitely try this look!

    And thanks for the care instructions… my problem with pleated skirts is that I don’t know how to make them last. Hehe. πŸ˜‰

  2. This really is a stunning look! And we like how versatile this skirt is. It’s a piece that demands attention, which is am automatic winner in our opinion! xx

    1. Thank you so much Jenn. Its a pity your mum does not have the same clothing you can steal from her. Xx

    1. Hi Alissa thank you, yeap you should, you never know what treasures are hidden in her wardrobe lol. Xx

  3. Your pics are gorgeous! I loved what you did with the skirt. Your care tips are wonderful, too. I have a terrible time with pleats!

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