Just because summer is over doesn’t mean that skirts need to be retired for the season. Come fall, there are plenty of fun skirts appropriate for cooling temperatures that transition well from the workplace to social events. If you work in an office, pleated skirts are a great alternative to the more basic and commonplace pencil skirt. While pencil skirts can be stiff and uncomfortable to wear for an 8-hour-and-counting work day, pleated skirts are loose and comfy — but still hug your shape and flatter your figure. Plus, if you like to remain on-the-go once your work day is done, pleated skirts are an ideal option to wear straight from the office to after-work dinner or drinks.
Here’s our round-up of some of the best pleated skirts and dresses to wear this fall.
Wilfred Chamfort Skirt
Get it at Aritzia for CAD $120
This skirt highlights your waist, but its knitted pleats falls comfortably to just past your knees. This skirt works well with that pair of tall fall boots you’ve been waiting all summer to start wearing again.
Babaton Jude Skirt
Get it at Aritzia for $195 CAD
Similar to the Wilfred option, this Babaton skirt is one of the comfiest skirts you can imagine. Made with a light flannel, this pairs well with tie-up oxfords on your feet and a high-waisted blouse for a clean, crisp fall look.
Silence + Noise Katerina Pleated Mesh Maxi Dress
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $124 CAD
Pleats don’t need to be limited to just the workplace. This black, sheer dress has a gorgeous, floor-length pleat overlay, if you’re looking for a bold, dramatic look for a night out.
Keepsake Come Back Pleated Mini Dress
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $219 CAD
This dress is one that practically begs you to dance in it — you’ll guaranteed want to twirl around in it all night long. While perfect for a night out, the front-to-bottom pleats give this dress a classic, vintage feel, making it an appropriate daytime look as well.
Keepsake Clarity Pleated Skirt
Get it at ASOS for $229.37 CAD
Unlike some of the more traditional pleated options, the asymmetrical hemline on this pleated skirt gives your outfit an unexpected stylish edge.
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