Accordion-Pleat Maxi

I first laid eyes on the accordian pleat maxi skirt on Kitty Cotten of‘s post featured at Lori’s Shoe Blog.  I swooned, I clicked, I sorted through all of the amazing colors on American Apparel‘s website, and then I added the perfectly swishy skirt to my epic wishlist.

Then Honestly WTF, showed me more pretty pictures, and my Visa began groaning with the weight of it all.  American Apparel, please stop designing such gorgeousness – I can’t afford you.  Okay, thanks.

Then before I could click “Publish” on this post, Celebrity Style Guide shared a few crave-worthy couture (a.k.a., completely out of my budget times ten) pleated skirts.  {1. ADAM Pleated Skirt with Chiffon Insets, 2. SUNO Pleated Long Skirt , 3. Rodarte by Opening Ceremony Reverse Pleated Skirt , 4. A.L.C. Leather Pleated Skirt , 5. Robert Rodriguez Chiffon Pleated Long Skirt}

Aaaand, Vanessa Hudgens, Disney starlet and mini fashionista, recently rocked the accordion-pleat maxi dress and I die.  Pleats in dress form … yes, yes, yes.  {Robin Brouillette Strapless Pleated Dress}

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  1. LOVE the one on the model and Vanessa’s dress is to die for!

  2. Ohmigosh Vanessa looks so incredible in that outfit – j’adore!

    And I’m with you on the skirts…I am constantly perusing the American Apparel website, gazing at their beauty. I so want one in every color! 🙂

  3. I love the ancient goddess style that the pleated skirts and dresses convey.

    • I’m short too, but the AA are actually mid-calf length (aka, ankle length on us shorties) … not bad at all!

      xox Lexi
      Glitter & Pearls

  4. I am in love with these accordion dresses and skirts! Especially when they’re belted like picture #1. So cute! I’m still working on finding the perfect one…

    Star Hughes Living

  5. Kim

    I also love that skirt a whole lot! Unfortunately (or fortunately for my bank account) I’m too tiny for it, I don’t think it would look good on me.

  6. Alice

    What!!! I love your blog! So happy you came to check out mine… I’ll be keeping tabs on you. Very very cool blog!

    Just a Silhouette

  7. Trend is on spot! I have been seeing this every where. I even like the shorter versions as well

    Miss Neira

  8. Great spread to capture this trend! xo style, she wrote

  9. I really love these skirts, but I don’t think I can pull off the look. I’m happy enough staring at these images though!

  10. Grace

    I LOVEEE the outfit Vanessa Hudgens is wearing!! YES, maxi skirts are so IN and I love all the pictures 😉 I am in need of buying one pronto!!

    love the pleated skirts as well!

    xo Grace

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