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Sorry, But Satin Slip Skirts Are Dead.

Just pleat it.

Satin slip skirts have had their day.

It's no secret that slip skirts have slowly but surely taken over the world, and by the world, we mean our Instagram feed. The trend first emerged back Autumn 2018 and since then, it's gone on to prove that no one (not even Meghan Markle) can resist the power of a satin slip midi skirt.

Not only does a slip skirt give you designer-esque feels but it also gives you that feeling of wearing pyjamas to work without being 'too' high fashion and receiving judgy looks off Sandra in accounts. They also go with absolutely everything. Seriously, name a piece of clothing and we guarantee it'll work with a slip skirt. Jumpers? mmhmm. Roll necks? most definitely. Band tees? duh. Cardigans? you betcha. Kitten heels? go for it.  

And while slip skirts still very much have a presence on Instagram (insta-cool-girls have literally not stopped wearing them), it seems as though there's a new skirt coming to take over our feeds. Meet the pleated midi skirt.

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Granted, it's a style that has done the rounds before but with the weather being the definition of fickle, the pleated midi skirt is the perfect transitional item. Just like its rival, a pleated midi skirt will go with everything in your wardrobe: jumpers, tees, blazers, runners, boots, heels. Name it, it'll go with it. It also shares a further similarity in the fact that it's a style that suits literally every.body. They tend to have an elasticated high-waist that automatically cinches your waist. It also has a hemline that stops at the perfect spot between your knee and ankle which gives you that long legs effect. This is a skirt that will work for you, not against you. 

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Convinced? Us too. Keep scrolling for 13 of the best pleated midi skirts that the high street has to offer. 


Polka dots, pleats and a midi skirt? A match made in sartorial heaven. 

Pleated Midi Skirt, €29.99, Stradivarius 

Where can I get an eyeshadow this colour?

Pleated Skirt, €29.95, Zara

Ideal if you're not ready to give up the silhouette of a slip skirt.

Pleated Midi Skirt with slits, €17.99, Pull and Bear

The very definition of smart casual. 

Pleated Midi Skirt, €59.99, Mango

Remember what we said about polka dots, pleats and midi skirts?

Spot Pleated Midi Skirt, €61, Warehouse

Plaster my home in this print. 

Toile de Jouy Plissé Midi Skirt, €69, & Other Stories

Beige is the new black.

Pleated Skirt with Belt, €49.95, Zara

This skirt just screams expensive. 

Printed Pleated Skirt, €49.99, Mango

To fill the leopard print slip skirt shaped void in your life.

Ink Spotted Skirt, €58, Warehouse

Not all pleated skirts need to be midi

Houndstooth Pleated Skirt, €49.99, Stradivarius 

We don't know how one knits pleats but we're so glad someone does.

 Knitted Skirt with pleats, €39.99, Mango

Copy and paste this outfit into my wardrobe, please. 


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