Micro-Pleated Pieces for Summer

There's nothing better than feather-light, breathable pieces in the heat of the Summer - which is why I've been opting for pieces with micro-pleating (otherwise known as "that lampshade material").


The micro-pleated texture is nothing new. In fact, the midi skirt I’m wearing here is vintage (estimated to be from around the 70s). If vintage isn’t your thing, there are plenty of new pieces that embody the same kind of charm.

My favorite thing about this micro-pleated effect is the texture. It adds a bit of volume to the piece without being overwhelming and it’s flattering for every body type.

Here I styled this micro-pleated midi skirt with a black floral tank and a dainty gold necklace. I added a muted maroon lip and an antique bag for a retro-feminine effect.


This is a great fabric to wear in the summer time because it’s light and breezy, even in the form of long pants. I find myself wearing these types of outfits for every occasion from work to dinners to errands.

Pieces with micro-pleated fabrics have slowly worked their way up on my list of favorites. Their versatility, shape, and breathability make them my Summer go-tos as the temperatures creep up. 

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StyleNikki Acuna