Living With Style
Our resident lifestyle expert weighs in on a reader's form-fitting fashion dilemma
2. Pleated Shapes
Pleats are having a heyday right now and represent yet another way to recharge your wardrobe. Body-skimming pleated skirts or charming dresses with pleated bottoms are among spring's standout pieces. Here, too, you want to think of balance and proportion. Make sure that the top half of the silhouettes fit closer to the body to create shape and define your waist. When working pleats, please remember to stick to solids to keep the look refined.