Posted: August 28th, 2011
Summer may be slowly winding down but fashion trends is still on the go. We can’t help but love the trend Ashley Madekwe, Michelle Obama and Vanessa Simmons started up recently – the pleated maxi skirt. Whether you’ll test out this look in a funky colorblock look or in a solid color, we seriously think it’s a trend worth trying!
Celebrity Style: Vanessa Simmons, First Lady Michelle Obama and Ashley Madekwe
First Lady Michelle Obama wore a colorblocked Suno Spring/Summer 2011 pleated skirt while out to dinner with husband President Barack Obama at Nancy’s Restaurant. We love how she balanced the look with a black tank top and silver hoop earrings.
Ashley Madekwe, blogger of Ring My Bell and star of the upcoming ABC series Revenge, wore a green American Apparel long accordion-pleat skirt with a white tank at OK! Magazine & Step Up Women’s Network Women Of Music Celebration event.
Vanessa Simmons, actress and co-owner of Pastry, served as a stylish host at the 2011 VH1 Save the Music Awards where she wore a colorblocked pleated maxi, cut-out number.
Editorial Style: Zara Okpara in Bridget Awosika
The pleated skirt is not limited to red carpet events but also appears in editorials. For her appearance in Mania Magazine, PR guru to Jewel By Lisa Zara Okpara wore a lime green pleated skirt from Bridget Awosika Spring/Summer 2011 collection with, of course, a JBL print blouse.
Runway Style: Bridget Awosika Spring/Summer 2011
For her Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Nigerian fashion designer Bridget Awosika designed pleated skirts in bold colors.
Even though Summer is coming to a end, is this a trend you might indulge in?
- Chioma C. Iwuagwu