Many women appreciate a skirt that remains smooth at the waist. But a slim skirt may not be something that makes them feel comfortable or confident so a smooth waist with a full skirt is a great choice. Of course a circular skirt or sping skirt will get you to this goal but it’s fun to play with other styles once in a while. In this case I love a beautifu pleat.
Let me show you some of the most popular pleats so that you can become familiar with the terms and also can easily communicate what you want when talking about a custom skirt.
This is a Box Pleat. You can see that the pleats are underneath with wide flat panels on top.
Here is another example of box pleats on a floral panel fabric.
One more skirt with box pleats but these are double box pleats which means the pleats are layered and you can get a fuller skirt without affecting the line of the skirt at the waist.
Here are two examples of knife pleats. You can see that the pleats repeat across the waist line but they do not puff out.
This is a skirt with accordian pleats . The pleats in this fabric were added at the factory. I added a little gathering at the waist because these pleats are so close together it would be very difficult to keep them flat.
I hope these photos are helpful to you and if you need any more information or have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out to me! You can place an order for a pleated skirt here or choose the fully custom option here.