Substantial pleats

The pleated chiffon maxi skirt is something of a blogger staple. Considered a four season piece, it plays with loose tanks, and knotted chambray shirts, then layers with chunky knits and leather jackets.

I've worn it all, and I love it all, but chiffon by nature is a thin, sheer fabric, and the skirts with those mini slips, made from a fabric nearly as thin and sheer as the chiffon itself left me feeling over exposed.

This skirt from Simply Bridal has a full length, two layer lining, for complete, opaque coverage. It has a proper, sized waistband for a smoother look, and was custom made to my height. Of course this skirt's intended purpose was to be part of a two piece look for a bridesmaid, and it would be beautiful doing so - plus it really could be worn again! Simply Bridal offers hundreds of affordable designs, all of which are made to order and can be custom sized. Even if you aren't getting married, this is still the perfect pleated skirt.


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The Rundown
Orange Silk Top Thrifted similar
Chiffon Maxi Skirt c/o Simply Bridal
Sandals "Keira" Trask via in.d giveaway
Straw Clutch Rodo Italy via Goodwill similar
Hoop Earrings Wendy Mink
Shell Bracelet The Cavernous Jewelry Box similar
Signature Spade Ring Kate Spade
Hammered Gold Ring Thrifted similar
Sunglasses "Meteor" Ray-Ban c/o TJMaxx
Nail Color "Go Overboard" Essie




Skirt was provided to me by Simply Bridal for the purpose of this post.

47 comments

  1. That skirt looks like Julia's from GMG and I looovveeeeee it. Something about my pleated skirts hasn't worked for me. I have actually considered getting rid of it. I feel like an 8 is wayyyy too big for you but I would totally send it to you.

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  2. gorgeous! i really need a skirt like this... i'm so out of the blogger loop. :( haha

    alyson
    www.theaveragegirlsguide.com

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  3. So pretty!!
    But I know what you mean about other skirts like that - they're soooo see-through! YUCKY ! Ha ha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  4. Gorgeous!! That skirt is amazing!! I love the pleats.

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  5. Gorgeous! I love the color of that pleated skirt and you are so right, it's so versatile!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
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  6. So SO pretty! Love the skirt, as well as the bag. Great look!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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  7. Beautiful skirt and it looks great on you! I'm slowly embracing pleats as I don't think they look good on me.

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  8. I totally agree with you about a maxi skirt being a 4 season staple! This pale pink color is beautiful and I think I need one for myself!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  9. I would never have looked at that skirt and thought it was bridal. It's very pretty, and I can see how it will be so versatile!

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  10. I am not exaggerating when I say that this is the most gorgeous outfit you've ever worn. You look radiant in this skirt Lydia.

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  11. Gorgeous--that pale pink looks amazing with the pop of the orange top :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  12. That skirt is gorgeoussssss. The twirling alone!! :D

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  13. This outfit is so beautiful and chic! I absolutely love that skirt on you!

    ~Jacy
    www.lovelenore.com

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  14. I LOVE this pleated maxi on you!! It's so perfect.

    xo,
    Angela

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  15. I loovee the skirt♥
    It Looks so perfect on you:)

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    Regards from Germany♥

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  16. LOVE the orange and soft pink together. Great combo.

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  17. Such a gorgeous skirt, I love the color combo you did!

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  18. That is one gorgeous pleated maxi skirt. One of those is on my must-buy list for next Summer. I want a Teal, Turquoise or Hot Pink one. I'd also love one in a Soft Blush like yours. Love how it looks with the Orange Tank. Gorgeous Lyddie!

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  19. This is gorgeous! I just love the color and how you paired it with the orange tank. I can't wait to see how you style this in the cooler months.

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  20. I gasped (in delight, of course) when I saw the first image. That skirt is incredible and looks lovely with orange. I wish more skirts like this had real waistbands. I hate the bulk elastic waistbands add.

    Bedknobs & Baubles

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  21. Gorgeous! That skirt is amazing and I love the orange/pink color combo!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  22. What a fantastic idea for a bridesmaid! I love the color and flowy look of it!

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  23. It's true that pleats are beautiful year round but there's no denying that I love them best in the summer, when the easy, breezy way that they blow in the wind on a warm day really shines. This skirt is gorgeous - and I love it paired with orange. But I'm equally interested to see how you might style it for cooler weather (and admit I'm envisionning something involving a leopard coat.)
    xox,
    Cee

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  24. This skirt is so gorgeous! I can also actually see it with a white sweater and boots in the snow :)

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  25. Wow, that skirt is so pretty! You're right, it would make a great bridesmaid look, but it's actually wearable again. Amazing!

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  26. You look so casual and elegant at the same time! I love your styling too!

    kelseybang.com

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  27. I am in love with this outfit, you are right about the chiffon skirt..they certainly are a staple! They come in so many beautiful colors, they are certainly a must have. I also love the straw clutch, it's a very different look. Very lovely!

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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  28. Those colors go amazing together!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  29. The skirt is gorgeous, perfect color!!!!

    www.plogstyle.com

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  30. Love this blush color paired with mustard. I recently bought a similar skirt and you've given me some more ideas on how to style it!

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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  31. Totally agree! The pleated maxi is an all season item! Such versatility! Love the color pairing in today's outfit:)

    Robyn
    http://feelgreatfashion.com/

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  32. Wow, my dear! You look precious!!

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  33. Love this skirt Lydia! It looks so great with your orange top and straw clutch.

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  34. Love everything about this look from the color combo to the pleated skirt!! You look lovely

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  35. I love tight pleated chiffon like this. And am TOTALLY loving this color combo- gorgeous on you!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  36. This is an item I don't have in my closet and now I am utterly convinced that I must! I love that color of pink with the orange.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  37. that skirt is gorgeous! Love that you paired it with the contrasting color!
    coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com

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  38. Gah, this skirt is absolutely gorgeous! Soooo pretty! I love the fact that you paired it with orange. So unexpected and so great together.

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  39. I love the movement in this look. It so citrus and pretty.
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  40. Oh, wow what a gorgeous skirt Lydia.
    I like how you made it work with a tank.
    I can think of so many things you can style this with.
    Looking forward to seeing more of it.

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  41. THIS is absolutely beautiful! What a gorgeous skirt! I do agree. I sold my black one because it was sheer. Black is not supposed to be sheer.

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  42. Those colors look amazing together on you...gorgeous photos!

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  43. That bag is gorgeous and I love the orange with the soft pink.

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