Your Guide to Pleated Denim

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CELINE Spring 2019

Workwear has had a huge influence over the past few seasons. Of all the workwear characteristics, pleating is a designer favorite. As denim and workwear go hand in hand, naturally we are seeing a pleated revival.

For pleated design, many have kept true to the original workwear inspiration: the working woman.

And as a result, the jeans have clean lines, wider hems and some being cropped for ease of movement. These styles reflect the time when women joined the workforce, making a style that works just as well for the women of today…just as they did way back when.

How to Wear Pleated Denim

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Pleated’s clean lines and overall smart feel dress up anything you wear. You can easily pair them with a graphic tee and a motorcycle jacket for a sample everyday look or dress them up with a crisp white button up shirt or sweater and sandals for something that has a french ease to it.

How do you choose to style them?

LA VIE REBECCA TAYLOR Pleated High Waist Trousers $250.00

3×1 Pleated Oversize Trousers $132.00

TORTOISE Lucy High Rise Baggy $400.00

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Halsey Wide Leg Crop $258.00

SJYP Wide Fit Jeans $365.00

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