Fall 2021 must-have item: The new pleated skirt we’re waiting to wear From the office to a party.

Brand A-ZFashionAugust 18, 2021

When we first saw this pleated skirt, we fell in love with it. Prada AW 20 created the new midi skirts that have a pleated skirt silhouette but are, in fact, wide fringed skirts. But Fall 21, the deconstructed pleated skirt has become a must-have piece as several designers included the swishy skirts made with wide strips of fabric in their collections.

Prada and Awake Mode runway looks with the new pleated skirt in beige.
The new pleated skirt in A/W 20 and Fall 2021. Photos courtesy of Prada and Awake Mode.

From Bottega Veneta to DSquared2 and Awake Mode, all agree the pleated skirt with the new fringed design will be everywhere this fall, be it midi or mini.

Bottega Veneta fringed skirts for Resort and Pre Fall 2021 collections.
Resort and Pre Fall 2021. Photos courtesy of Bottega Veneta.

Business at the top, party at the bottom

Wearing a pleated skirt with a blazer is a feminine version of the power suit we’ve grown used to wearing to the office. Now, with the new fall 2021 pleated skirt, you can have a business at the top, party at the bottom office style outfit.

Two DSquared2 runway looks with mini skirts.
Ready-to-wear Fall 2021, courtesy of DSquared2.

In other words, the cheeky leg-baring fringed skirts add a touch of sexiness and fun to your look. And you can wear this stylish skirt from the office to a party, adding some bold jewellery. But bear in mind that you might not want to flaunt so much skin depending on where you work. So, keep scrolling to see more options. 

Two models wearing the new Fall 2021 pleated skirt at Michael Kors and Awake Mode.
Fall 2021, courtesy of Michael Kors and Awake Mode.

Same silhouette, less leg-flaunting

In fall 2021, besides the new fringed models, you will also find midi and mini skirts with wide pleats in a bourgeois style that reminds us of Gucci in the’80s. This new silhouette feels more sartorial and polished than the pleated skirts we’ve worn in the past seasons, and they look fantastic with the heeled loafers and boots that are back on-trend in fall 2021. Finally, as Prada showed us, you can pair your wide pleated skirts with colourful and graphic leggings.

Fall 21, courtesy of Prada and Awake Mode.

Next, check the selection of beautiful skirts we hand-picked for your September capsule wardrobe.

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You may also enjoy watching the story of the cocktail ring; the chunky rings that will look fab with your new pleated skirt.
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Title photo courtesy of Awake Mode.