The pleated midi skirt: glam or gran?
A pleated midi skirt can be a cause for worry. As I reached to pick this one out from the Topshop sale rail, I thought to myself: am I going to look like an old granny with this on? Will people be giving up their seats on the bus? Expecting me to offer them a worther's original? But alas, I was drawn to the pretty, pink satiny material and sure enough sailed off to the fitting rooms clutching the nan-skirt.
I have to say I was pleasantly surprised! The material hugs your figure in just the right places as you walk and is light as a feather. Paired with the right top and cute pumps, it looks more Sex and The City glam than something handed down from your gran!
I should add, I've got nothing against hand-me-down vintage, but feel like this pleated style can often look dated and it can be hard to pull off unless you're specifically going for a vintagey-nan look. This satin number is a great take on a classic, and only £20 in the sale! Paired with a ruffled Topshop bodice (£19) and a cute floral bun ring from Etsy the look is summery, feminine and classy.
What do you think of this look? Très chic or granny-pleats? Let me know in the comments below! Don't forget to follow PrettyDaring for more fashion, beauty and travel updates. ❤️
Bisous les filles!