The cool fashion trend every Bollywood star is loving right now
...and how to stay on point without breaking the bank
The speed with which retro trends are zooming back into the spotlight, we don’t blame you for throwing yourself face first into your mother’s wardrobe and guarding it with your life. The latest trend to hop onto the Comeback Express? The vintage pleated skirt, which stopped along the way at Metallic Avenue and doused itself head-to-toe in shimmer.
Priyanka Chopra worked a Galvan London number into her wardrobe along with a leather top last year for her appearance on Good Morning America. While the look received mixed reviews, Alia Bhatt picked up from she left off: the Indian leg of the Global Citizen Festival saw Alia mixing military chic with a shimmery Lulu and Sky skirt.
Deepika Padukone gave her own spin to the trend by going monochrome at her promotions spree for xXx: Return of Xander Cage in London. Clearly not suffering from metallic ennui, she topped off her Christopher Kane ensemble with a glitzy pair of heels from Tamara Mellon.
ONE SKIRT, MANY WAYS
Opt for a full length skirt with the hottest crop top money can buy à la Disha Patani at Manish Malhotra’s 50th birthday bash. Lace separates like Diana Penty's H&M choice work for formal events.
Feeling adventurous? Make like Jacqueline Fernandez and pair it with your old varsity jacket.
If you are confused where to begin, flip through the gallery above for the best metallic pleated skirts you need to scoop up before they are gone.
Pleated skirt, Rs 2,699, H&M.
Foil pleated skirt, Rs 4,397, Miss Selfridge.
Metallic pleated mini skirt, Rs 1,200, Pull&Bear.
Gold pleated skirt, Rs 4,000, Lulu & Sky.
Asymmetric pleat midi skirt, Rs 2,525, Topshop.
Metallic pleated midi skirt with hanky hem, Rs 2,940, ASOS.