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2013 Wedding Trends: Pleats!

Hello, loves! Happy Tuesday! Today we’re talking about one of our favorite hot new 2013 wedding trends: pleats! A pleat (also known as a plait) is a double or multiple fold, typically in garments. There are various of pleat styles used (like accordion, box, and knife) and pleats were originally used to provide movement of freedom in clothing. Today, pleats are often used for style, one we that seems to be popping up everywhere lately! Read on to see five hand-picked handmade items using pleats to inspire your upcoming wedding. Then, tell us… do you love pleats? Or is this a trend you’d on which you’d like to pass? Enjoy!

2013 Wedding Trend: Pleats!

1. Flower Girls in Pleated Dresses

My #1 essential rule of flower girl dresses? Twirlabiity. This particular style offers just that AND in an exceptional color palette with a flowing style she’ll love. By Nastershum Wedding.

pleated flower girl dresses

by nastershum wedding

2. The Pleated Bag

Gorgeous accessory shop, Lolos specializes in pleated bags… in fact, Lolo offers an incredible collection of pleated bags with romantic handmade rosettes. Plus, there are TONS of colors from which to choose.

pleated bridesmaid bag
pleated bridesmaid clutch

3. Pleated Gowns (+ Bridesmaid Dresses)

Ah… I know I’m not alone when I say that designer Claire La Faye can do no wrong. This stunning ‘Love Me Do’ bohemian wedding gown features silk chiffon and a diagonal row of organza and chiffon flowers with swoon-worthy silk pleating detail.

pleated wedding gown

dress by claire la faye, photo by jeff shanes

And… this pink pleated dress for bridesmaids? Incredible. By Wonderxue.

pleated wedding dress

by wonderxue

4. Pretty in Pearls + Pleats

Pleats aren’t limited to ensemble alone: incorporate this feminine style into your accessories, too, like your garter. This particular pleated garter (with pearls) is by Atelier Rousseau and I love it oh-so-much.

pleated pink garter by atelier rousseau

pleated garter by atelier rousseau

5. Pleated Ruffle Necklace

And, last but not least, take a peek at this pretty pleated necklace with ruffles by Femme Petal, a perfect gift for bridesmaids.

pleated necklace with ruffles

by femme petal

Discuss: Do you like pleats?

P.S. Crave creative handmade wedding ideas? Take a look here!

Pleated Clutches for Bridesmaids by Lolos

There’s something sweetly simple about pleats, a soft color palette, and a small clutch in which to carry your favorite things. This is why we love Lolos, a design shop which focuses on romantic handmade “pouches” your bridesmaids will love! These pleated clutches can be carried down the aisle on your wedding day, taken to girls’ night on the town, date night with her beau, or as a place to keep her jewelry safe + sound. We love the vibrant array of colors, particularly this purse in red which we think is perfect for winter weddings and the holiday season:

pleated clutches

Isn’t it lovely? Here’s a closer look…

pleated clutches

Perfect for wedding day, Christmas, New Years’ Eve, and beyond! Read on to see more of our hand-picked favorites. Enjoy!

pleated clutches
pleated clutches
pleated clutches
pleated clutches
pleated clutch purse
pleated clutch purse

And, last but not least, my personal favorite in a pretty shade of champagne. Isn’t it lovely?

These are not only lovely and handmade, but they’re affordable, too! Most purses above are within the $20 range, so you can afford to buy one for each of your bridesmaids (and maybe one for yourself, too). To buy yours, shop Lolos for these and additional clutch designs. We are proud to feature Lolos as a Featured Artisan in The Marketplace at Emmaline Bride.

More coming up soon!


-E.