Saturday, May 28, 2011

Vintage Pleats and Plaid

Another vintage and thrift find for 10 pesos only. 
Had this re-worked: shortened the sleeves and hemline.
I just so love vintage.

Fashion Lesson on PLEATS:
The concept of the pleated skirt is thought to have originated in the 16th century. A common style of pleating during that time was the knife pleat, and it was used to gather the fabrics of petticoats and skirts to waistbands.
 dress is made in Tokyo, Japan... don't know how old this dress is
style of pleating - knife pleat
wearing: plaid and pleated dress - vintage & thrifted; white dress top with gold studs - random; brown belt - XOXO; lace-up red espadrille wedge - MNG

And oh, this is an update - it's May 31st and i just received an e-mail from Polyvore (to which i subscribed for any fashion related updates) 8 hours ago, and guess what...

my vintage pleated dress is just in time for the new trend:

Trend Alert: Pleated Skirts

Looking for a fun addition to your spring wardrobe? A pleated skirt, specifically the accordion pleat, is the fashionable way to go. Inspired by the 1950s, this trend is being reinvented in bold colors and fun prints. From mini to maxi, you'll love these flirty and feminine skirts!

So why not grab yourself a pleated skirt or a dress and be ready to rock this trend!

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