Pleated Tops Are All The Rage In 2023 - Here's How To Pull Off The Voluminous Style

Pleats are coming back better than ever this season and have quickly become an essential style to have in your wardrobe. This go-to style is perfect for when you need to effortlessly curate an elegant but comfortable look. While pleated skirts have been around for quite some time throughout the tenniscore era, we're now seeing the pleated technique being incorporated into different pieces like trousers, dresses, and tops.

When you're on the hunt for a sophisticated and expensive styled look and need a statement piece that will elevate your outfit, pleats are the go-to fashion trend you'll want to wear. Pleats are a simple, elegant, and luxe-looking pattern that gives clothing a textured, fluid, and almost crinkled look. They are the perfect blend of polished and comfortable that will effortlessly keep you looking sophisticated and chic. Plus, they're the ultimate clothing hack to flatter your figure, so you might want to add this voluminous style to your close; pleated tops in particular.

Rock a button-up pleated top

You can't go wrong with an elegant pleated button-up top for a simple, classic, and polished look. To recreate this look, we recommend styling a flowy, button-up top with oversized jeans. If you want a more dressed-up fit, style the jeans with a pair of heels or wedges, and add a few accessories to glam it up. You can also style this cute pleated top with shorts or a midi skirt for an even more casual vibe.

Tuck it into your jeans

This elegant and casual outfit is super versatile and can be worn to the office, or for a brunch date with friends. To recreate this chic fit, pair a sleeveless, turtleneck pleated top with a pair of flared or oversized jeans from your wardrobe. Tuck your top into your jeans for a fit that's not dressed-up, but also not too laidback that it gives off a sporty vibe. To elevate this outfit, throw on a pair of heels and add a cute purse to tie the look together.

Opt for a sleek, all black look

Nothing says sleek like a classic, all-black outfit. Embrace the simple, monochrome style with a pleated top and black trousers — you can even rock a matching pair of trousers for the ultimate pleated fit. Keep things simple with a high-neck, sleeveless pleated top, or throw on a flowy, button-up blouse for a sexy and elegant fit. To create a more dressed-up fit, style your top with a black maxi or midi skirt.

Style it with a midi skirt

For a more girly-chic-inspired fit, sport a midi skirt with your pleated top. Midi skirts are the versatile staple that will seamlessly match with any pleated top you choose to sport — a button-up, sleeveless, or tank top will work well with this outfit. To copy this look, pair a monochrome midi skirt with a neutral-colored pleated top, and finish off the look with a pair of flats or sneakers. For a fit that pops, add a splash of color to your look with a bright and vibrant blouse with a black midi skirt.

Keep it casual with linen trousers

Looking to keep things casual and comfy? Pair a pleated top with linen trousers for the ultimate cool-girl look that will keep you feeling cozy and breezy all day long. According to InStyle, linen pants are an essential, flowy fabric that's perfect for the summer heat, especially if you're a fan of the coastal grandmother style. Style this outfit with a pair of sneakers for a sporty style and for a cute beach day fit, swap the sneakers for a pair of sandals and a cute matching bag to create a laid-back but stylish look. 

Pick some coordinating high-waisted shorts

High-waisted shorts are a go-to staple piece that will give you a sleek style where you won't have to compromise your comfort for the fit. Tuck your pleated top into your shorts for a seamlessly curated, minimalistic fit. If you want to sport an elevated, luxurious style similar to this look, go for a metallic pleated top in a solid color and match it with a pair of glittery shorts. Top off your fit with a few fun accessories like sunglasses, earrings, and a cute purse. 

Pair it with a patterned skirt

Patterned skirts are always fun to wear, and with the right pleated top you'll create a blended, balanced fit that's perfect for warmer weather. To copy this country-girl chic outfit, grab a black and white checkered maxi skirt that has a bit more flow to it, and pair it with a basic white pleated top. Finish the look off with a pair of chunky black sandals to keep things casual, or put on a pair of wedges for a fancier style.