With just a few days left to done and dust 2016 and look forth to a fashionable 2017, it’s time to jog down the memory lane and revisit the sartorial moments of the fashion chart. With an intriguing infusion of trends from the 90’s which was the golden era of the ever-evolving fashion and style game, the accordion or knife pleated skirt made a gala comeback and adorned celeb sightings throughout the year. The accordion pleated skirt screams nothing less than- I follow fashion fashionably. Adding a zing to the vintage pleated skirt was another major trend-metallics. With major promises in tow, starting with it’s liquid-like and breezy silhouette that rendered it wardrobe friendly and followed by the fact that it can be dressed up for work and dressed down for play with boyfriend tees, cami tops, cashmere sweaters, sneakers and high heels. With such a versatile nature, it undeniably becomes a wardrobe staple for your next chic outing. With B-town celebs too, going gaga over the metallic pleated skirt at red carpets, parties, movie promotions and off-duty jaunts. So who won the battle of the metallic pleated skirt in 2016? Scroll down to know more. (ALSO SEE Lisa Haydon, Alia Bhatt, Sonam Kapoor: Who wore blue the best?)
Showing us how metallics can also be the coolest travel ever, Jacqueline Fernandez was snapped departing Mumbai for Coach 75th Anniversary event in New York. She paired her separates of a black cropped top with a metallic pleated skirt and an oversized Coach jacket. Armed with an oversized tote and boots, Jacqueline looked fabulous.
Paying a visit to the sets of Good Morning America, Desi Girl Priyanka Chopra donned a leather cap sleeved top with a metallic blue pleated skirt by Galvan London with a pair of colour block sandals and a signature unkempt long bob. (ALSO SEE Priyanka Chopra just showed up on the Kapil Sharma show in this kickass yellow number)
Pairing her Madison on Peddar separates comprising a blue cardigan and gold metallic pleated skirt with a pair of Christian Louboutins, Huma Qureshi showed us just the perfect way to up the glam winter wear.
For the promotions of the movie Kathi Sandai, Tamannah Bhatia donned separates of a black graphic cardigan from Madison On Peddar, skirt from Kerkes and a pair of Steve Maddens sandals. (ALSO SEE Take your stylish party dressing to the next level with these easy hacks!)
Stepping away from the metallic game, but jumping the pleated bandwagon was Tisca Chopra in a Gucci shirt and a green matted pleated skirt and black sandals from Zara.
Upping the glam quotient, Diana Penty paired her H&M separates of a metallic skirt and a sheer top with Louboutins and steered clear of accessories.
For the Global Citizen Festival in Mumbai, Alia Bhatt was all set to present singer Demi Lovato on stage in a military meets shimmer avatar of a Lulu & Sky camouflage jacket and metallic skirt with strappy sandals. (ALSO SEE Wowza! Alia Bhatt nails slouch and velvet in one go!)
For Manish Malhotra’s 50th black and golden themed party hosted by Karan Johar, Sonali chose to pair a navy coloured Victoria Beckham top with a metallic Christopher Kane pleated skirt. She accessorised her party look with a fun chain-strap bag from Oui Odile and Isabel Marant sandals. (ALSO SEE Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday bash photos: Bollywood stars up the style quotient at this gold and velvet affair!)
At the same Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday bash, Disha Patani turned up the heat in her Cub Monaco skimpy black top and a metallic Gucci skirt. She accessorised her look with jewellery from All Saints and was styled by Leepakshi Ellawadi. (ALSO SEE Kangana shows us why NERDY is the New COOL!)
So if you truly are a fashion aficionado, you would know by know that a knife or accordion pleated skirt is a must in the wardrobe. If you haven’t already, we strongly suggest that you do adorn your wardrobe with this beauty. With the party season just around the corner, ditch those LBD’s and make sure you turn up your fashionable best in a pleated maxi skirt paired with some quirky tops. With a dreamy silhouette, you sure can twirl and dramatically bid 2016 a big goodbye.