Are you looking for a long pleated dress or a trendy and very chic mid-length pleated dress for an event or an evening? Discover the brand's flagship pleated dress models according to your size and your events. Our pleated silk crepe cocktail dresses have become the iconic trendy pieces of our fashion house's collections.
How to wear a pleated dress?
The flared pleated dress
The "AMAYA" pleated silk crepe dress is suitable for all sizes given its flared, mid-length cut. Whether you are slim or plus size, this dress is an iconic piece of our brand that features a slightly flared shape, sleeveless mid-length with large backless straps. Its pleated back in an ultra-fluid style gives it incomparable elegance and lightness of movement. The finishes optimize the fluidity produced by the pleating of this mid-length dress with harmonious lines.
A second mid-length design , the "MARINO" silk crepe dress has been developed with flared sleeves and a round neck at the front while keeping two crossed bands in the back reminiscent of the model of its big sister, the AMAYA dress. A very airy and elegant version of the pleated dress for your events.
Made to measure, this dress can be available with a deep backless neckline or V-neck at the front, in a wrap version or in a wrap version depending on what you want to wear. In a long dress version fitted at the top, bare shoulders and a long colored pleated skirt, or combined with light lace, wear it in a re-visited bohemian dress version.
Pleats in detail
For women looking to wear a more graphic effect. A dress or skirt design incorporating a creative folding detail is an interesting and original approach to wear.
A collar folded like a ruffle, a skirt section with pleats on the side, or a sleeve bottom decorated with an origami effect will bring an exclusive and designer touch to your outfit.
For more curvy or tall people, avoid the pleated skirt but you can favor a striking design effect of a simple dress opening onto a pleated lining effect in a contrasting color.
For people with very thin waists, pleating allows you to add volume to your wasp waist, by pleating the skirt or a long or short flared sleeve.
How to get a pleated dress?
Choice of noble materials
All fabrics can be pleated, but depending on the type of fabric, the pleating will not have the same style or the same drape. The choice of fabric and its weight is very important to obtain the right fit and the desired effect.
Synthetic fabrics allow you to have permanent pleats even after washing in the washing machine because they contain plastic fibers which break when folded and keep their final shape. However, these fabrics are either very heavy or become charged with static electricity. which has the effect of sticking to the skin which is relatively uncomfortable.
Natural materials such as silk, cotton or linen can also be pleated, but to maintain a permanent pleat they receive finishes. These pleats, which are more delicate, must be maintained in dry cleaning to keep the pleat intact.
We choose silk crepes or silk voile for our pleating: This choice brings incomparable lightness to our models and movement and offers incomparable comfort when wearing.
For a very graphic effect, the choice of stiff fabrics or those containing lurex allows you to create origami clothing whose design produces a very impressive effect when worn.
We pleat our materials at a traditional French pleater. It is a profession of art in its own right which requires extensive know-how passed down from generation to generation. The design of the pleats is created and produced in the workshop from cardboard worked in origami. Large sheets of thick cardboard are folded into the desired design. There are a multitude of designs, designs and shapes that allow you to create magnificent creations and incredible graphic effects.
The first folding step is carried out, the cardboard is stretched and the fabric is placed on it, blocked by weights to firmly press the fabric. we fold the cardboard with the fabric with particular skill to properly accommodate the fabric in the folds of the right size thus created. Then we roll the cardboard tightly. The whole thing is ready to go through an oven, which will give the fabric its final shape.
Traditional pleating must be distinguished from more industrial mechanical pleating. We prefer traditional pleating which offers a multitude of creative possibilities in terms of sizes and designs.