Pretty Pleats for Your White Aisle Walk

Posted by Bride Chic on February 2nd, 2012

When you think of pleats, do schoolgirl uniforms and classic plaids come to mind? Think again.

Couture bridal gowns can have some of the most pleated skirts and bodices you’ll find and deserve a special post all their own. Many A-line and princess styles in heavier fabrics like satin and moiré incorporate deep (sometimes very deep) box or inverted pleats instead of gathers in the skirt.

Why use a pleat instead of a gather? Pleats are designed to fall flat in folds through the waist and/or hip area (where the skirt is joined) and not bunch up like gathering would. The result is a well-fitting, uninterrupted line up the bodice with a beautiful and even fullness in the skirt. There's more to pleats than the traditional bodices and skirt treatments.  Here are some Innovations happening in bridal and gala I absolutely love...

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