This is How To Wear Pleats Like An It Girl

You may remember when Naomi Watts stepped out at the Met Gala wearing a white pleated Thierry Mugler gown, bombshell waves and red lips, channeling the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Well, being a supermodel—Watts looked ferociously hot— and while dressing like Marilyn isn’t for everyone, this trend totally is.

Pleats are appearing more and more this season on clothing, headpieces, bags—and even on shoes. From micro pleats on shoulder bags, to knife pleats on voluminous skirts—and even  and even a pleated strap on a sandal, this trend is taking over—in fact, according to Forbes, pleats are now the third biggest fashion trend for 2016 because of the movement, style and class they add to any look. Although most trends are passing, we are predicting this one will be here well through 2017.

Keep scrolling for some serious pleat inspiration!

Tip 1: Try wearing a pleated dress with unexpected pieces. 

Sandra Semburg/Gilda Ambrosio

Who: Gilda Ambrosio

Topshop Metallic Plunge Pleated Midi Dress (Petite)
Topshop Topshop Metallic Plunge Pleated Midi Dress (Petite) 160
Come Back Pleated Mini Dress
Keepsake Come Back Pleated Mini Dress 170

Tip 2: Create a playful day time look by pairing a casual blouse with a pleated leather skirt.

Sandra Semburg/Jane Keltner de Valle

Who: Jane Keltner de Valle