Barbra Young answers your fashion questions
I really love fashion and I am seeing a lot of pleated skirts in magazines and some of Muscat’s stores at the moment. I would really love to wear them but I don’t know how. I don’t have the perfect model figure and I am not tall either.
Can you advise me?
You have come to the right place, as I am mad about pleats. No, not the horrid boxy skirts we wore as our school uniform back in the dark ages, but the soft sunray pleats, that are super popular this season.
Start with a skirt, below the knee and with an asymmetric hem. This line draws the eye away from any imperfections around our hip or tummy area – even better if the hemline is in a contrasting colour. Choose a top that is slightly flared and lighter than the skirt. Wear with pointy-toed shoes for an elongated look. No ankle straps though, as they’ll make you look squat. Shop around because there are plenty of stunning pieces in Zara, H&M and Splash.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun with fashion, try on as many different styles as you can find. You will discover that the perfect outfit created by a great pleated skirt never goes out of fashion.
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