Fashion bloggers over 40

How to Look Modern in a Pleated Skirt!

Gone are the days when pleated skirts were dark, stiff and bulky and associated with thick midlife waistlines and dowdy librarian looks. Today’s pleated skirts are lighter, brighter and airier. Fine, knifepoint edge pleats are popular,  and shiny pleats that shimmer when they swing give off a futuristic vibe.

What’s the newest way to style a pleated skirt? Here are a few ideas from these 40+ Instagrammers.


Zilla, a South African living in Australia,  gives a classic white pleated skirt an edgy twist by teaming it up with leather and a leopard print clutch.

pink pleated skirt


Tanya from Texas looks pretty in pink! Love this classic pairing of a turtleneck with a crisp, pleated skirt.


Pika, a Slovenian fashion blogger,  shines in her salute to silver.



Floral pleated skirts are always in style. This cheery skirt with the flirty floral print was custom made to order.


Codigo, a Spanish style Instagrammer, looks stunning in this rich combination of copper and navy.


Green never looked so gorgeous! Andrea, a 50+ mom of two from Slovakia, looks fab in this knock-out color.


Dawn Lucy from San Jose, CA. tops off a metallic gray ensemble with the perfect pop of red. Be sure to read more about this Fabulous After 40  Styleblazer.



Mary is style blogger who believes you can look fabulous even on a budget. I love the happy color of this Styleblazer’s pleated skirt.


Sheree from Houston look sizzling in silver. Don’t you love this Styleblazer’s festive look?



Cathy, a Dallas style blogger, is lovely and ladylike this classic, navy pleated skirt and white bow tie blouse. Read my full interview with this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer.



Jennifer, a blogger, and publicist from Chicago is rainbow bright in this pretty color block, pleated skirt.



Here’s how to rock a long pleated skirt. Simply add an edgy plum leather moto jacket and some cool shades!



Cozy meets glam when Robyn pairs a chunky knit with a shiny gray metallic skirt.



Patti looks perky and professional in a graphic print jacket and short, black pleated skirt.  See more of this Fabulous After 40 Styleblazer on my blog.



Laurie, a UK over 50 style/beauty blogger, makes a feminine statement in a monochromatic outfit that is classy and casual.

Do you own a pleated skirt? How do you wear it?

I’m always on the lookout for Stylish women to feature. Be sure to include the #fabulousafter40  HASHTAG to your Instagram posts so I can find you easily!

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