Boxes and Pleats 

This season I’m absolutely in love with the box pleated skirt. So much so that I designed my own unique white and black pleated skirt for Eid-ul-Fitr.

Box and pleats

Box and pleats 2

It took a few attempts to master the skirt as I designed it freehand without a pattern. My mathematics was not adding up in pleat measurements and I also had a small piece of fabric to work with. Alas I eventually got it right. The box skirt can look balloonish… so my tip is to make (or buy) a skirt that has deep pleats as it is more flattering.

Box skirts are quite vintage as the beautiful Audrey Hepburn wore it more than half a century ago. Her style both on and off screen was impeccable and is making a huge comeback. The box pleated skirt, midi skirts and her tomboy (yet feminine) looks are a huge hit. Audrey’s style is visible in the boutique windows today thus making it easy to mimic.

Audrey Hepburn Audrey Hepburn 2

So if you cannot design your own skirt, it is available at Leeya’s in Fordsburg in fabulously bright colours and online at

Images Courtesy of Hanif, and Daily Mail UK


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