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.
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.
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.
And… this pink pleated dress for bridesmaids? Incredible. 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.
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.
Discuss: Do you like pleats?
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