Taylor Swift and Blake Lively have been getting into the swing of things with short pleated skirts.
On December 2 in NYC, the country singer paired a swingy tan-colored mini with a soft ivory sweater and black tights, which she wore underneath a black A-line jacket. This was the first time she took her new blunt bangs public.
A few weeks later, the Gossip Girl actress stopped by Sprinkles Cupcakes wearing a metallic gold number, which she paired a sheer ovary blouse accented with a gold flower pin -- all by Gucci. She topped off her look with black Brian Atwood pumps and a slicked-back hairstyle.
Since pleats add volume, pair the piece with a blouse that hits right at the top of your hips or be sure to tuck in your shirt to avoid any added bulk. Both Swift and Lively both demonstrate how to flawlessly pull off the piece above with shorter, tailored tops.