Pleats, as a way of processing fabric, first appeared many centuries ago, first people that started to collect fabric in Pleats were the Egyptians, and then the Greeks. Pleated method of manufacturing silk was first found and patented in 1907, by the fashion designer Mariano Fortuny. Products from this fabric were worn only at home, but thanks to Sarah Bernhardt and Isadora Duncan, pleated dresses became fashionable in public too. Today, many fashion designers use the pleating in their collections. In trend this spring-summer is again pleats.
Pleated clothes visually show that you have some extra kilogram and because of that, be careful when you choose this fabric. Fashionable girls that are not very tall should choose length until the ankles and wear shoes with high heels. Girls with large hips, that have “pear” shaped body, should choose skirts from the waist with pleating or pleated starting from the hip. If the pleated skirt is colorful, for the upper part, you can choose clothes in one color. If the skirt is neutral and monotone, you can choose colorful upper part. Pleats you can wear to work, walk, or and evening out. sourcesourcesourcesourcesource