Pleated Jeans [September 2021]

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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.

Our Favorite Pleated Jeans

And a little about what makes each special…

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Flare Fit

Flare Fit

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Levi’s from REVOLVE $108.00

LEVI’S Tailored High Loose in Blue.


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Classic Fit

Classic Fit

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Frame from NET-A-PORTER $250.00

FRAME’s ‘Le Drew’ jeans are stonewashed, faded and whiskered for an authentically lived-in feel without any of the wear.


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Straight Fit

Straight Fit

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JONATHAN SIMKHAI STANDARD from Shopbop.com $295.00

Fabric: Mid-weight stretch denimAcid washPleated waistStraight ankle-length styleButton closure, zip fly, and self-beltSlant hip pockets and patch bac.


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Straight Fit

Straight Fit

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Alexander Wang from SSENSE $350.00

Straight-leg paneled non-stretch denim and nylon canvas jeans colorblocked in blue and black.


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Cropped Fit

Cropped Fit

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Victoria Beckham from Saks Fifth Avenue $465.00

A polished take on a classic silhouette, these dark wash patch pocket jeans feature crisp pleating and an oversized wide leg that can be cuffed for a .


How To Wear Pleated Jeans

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?