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Top 10 Pleated Skirts

Replace Your Party Dress With This Trending Midi Skirt

Replace Your Party Dress With This Trending Midi Skirt

Before you get your skirt all in a bunch, relax: We’re not trying to outfit you in the private school outfit of your nightmares. We’re serious women, and we want you look to look your sharpest and embrace this fall 2017 trend. Pleats are back, people! Instead of the short looks of your adolescence, these top ten pleated skirts are long, elegant and completely on-trend. Whether you need to look your best for a job interview or want to class it up on your next date night, these ten skirts will do you justice. We use our trusted algorithm (that’s totally unique to Rank & Style) to make our picks depending on what’s trending, what’s selling, and what users love the most. What are you waiting for? Time to buy yourself a new skirt. Opening image: loft.com

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September 27, 2017

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The Rankings


Ann Taylor Metallic Pleated Skirt

Our Score

BEST FOR: Understated shimmer

USERS SAID: "It is not overly flashy. The gold shimmer colors are a bit muted and the style is classic."


Topshop Asymmetric Pleated Midi Skirt

Our Score

STYLE WITH: Tuck in a fun, colorful graphic tee and pair with a statement necklace. Extra points if your t-shirt is vintage.

LOVED FOR: The slight edginess of the asymmetric hemline


ASOS Satin Pleated Midi Skirt with Thigh Split

Our Score

LOVED FOR: The subtle sexiness of the thigh-high slit

STYLE WITH: This pop of color pairs well with a neutral camisole or minimalistic heels or flats


Halogen Metallic Pleat Midi Skirt

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I absolutely LOVE this skirt! I usually wear a small but the extra small fits much better. The color and the material is great. It can be dressed up or down. Great find!"

STYLE WITH: Try pairing this longer hem with a sexy, off-the-shoulder number.Add a trendy block heel and you're good to go. 


Gap Pleated Midi Skirt

Our Score

FUN FACT: This style comes in black, princess pink, and cedar green.

USERS SAID: "I love the weight and the flow. It would be super flattering for all body types!"


1.State Metallic Pleated Midi Skirt

Our Score

USERS SAID: "I have received so many compliments on this skirt! Beautiful rose gold reflection, looks cute styled classic and feminine or edgier, very well made and fits perfectly A must have for any wardrobe!"

LOVED FOR: The lightweight material makes this luxe style easy to dress up or down.


Anthropologie Gemma Pleated Skirt

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This is skirt is SO good. It dresses up or down well and looks beautiful with movement. It's generously cut--I'm an 18/20 bottom and the Large is generous on me. Size down for sure."

LOVED FOR: The flowy and flirty movement the skirt creates while walking


BP Pleated Midi Skirt

Our Score

USERS SAID: "This skirt is amazing. What a great deal--good quality and so versatile. Looks like a much more expensive skirt than it is. Size down--I got a medium instead of a large"

LOVED FOR: The versatility. It's easy to dress this style up for work and down for happy hour or a day out. 


Maeve Floral Velvet Skirt

Our Score

LOVED FOR: Its ultra-soft velvet fabric

USERS SAID: "I first bought the blush/floral skirt and loved it so much that I ordered the black version as well. I'm 5'7" and curvy, the length is perfect and the pleats fall just right, without bulging in strange places. Perfect for the office or paired with a cute cropped jacket on the weekend."


J.Crew Faux-Leather Pleated Skirt

Our Score

USERS SAID: "The color is not uniform which is really nice - it kinda looks like the shading of hammered metal."

STYLE WITH: Try this style with a printed top—floral or trendy gingham is a great place to start.

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