Pleated Maxi Dress with Black Wedges


The love of pleats continues in this blush pink maxi dress from Ted Baker. For an evening out I decided to wear this gorgeous pleated maxi dress. It has a drawstring around the waist so I decided to tie it so that it cinched me in at the waist. Of course I could have let it untied if I wanted to. It has some gorgeous coral lace trims around the neck area and around the bottom of the dress. I styled the dress with some black accessories on this occasion, to begin with I went for my black velvet wedge sandals which are from Asos. These are quite high but I wanted the hight as the dress it self is long and would drag on the floor if I were to wear it with flats. I am sure I will get a lot of wear out of this and plan to wear it on many other occasions. I like to be able to wear a piece of garment again and again instead of letting it sit in the back of my wardrobe only to be worn once in a blue moon!

So with the wedding season among us I thought a dress like this would be the perfect choice for a summer wedding. This floaty pretty piece which features a delicate pleated design is just perfect for dancing the night away. This is such an effortless outfit to style all I required were the accessories to amp it up. I could have picked the coral colour from the lace trim as my accent colour and gone for some coral heels and bag to tie in the look. Then all I would have been left with is to do my hair and makeup and I am ready to go. Of course if I was wearing this in the UK, and the weather was a little cooler which it can be most of the time, then I would need either a pashmina or a cardigan to throw on over my dress. Even if we are in the summer season here in the UK there is no guarantees that the sun will be shining!

Pleats are everywhere, weather its a pleated skirt, a midi dress or a maxi like mine there are plenty of high street bargains to be bought. Of course leaving you with more cash to spend on shoes, and if your not a shoe person then on bags. If you want to splash out then there are plenty of options in the high end stores too!

Here are few of my favourite high end picks of pleated dresses:

Solace London – Arielle pleated chiffon midi dress in the colour red, this gorgeous piece is made from chiffon and finished with a ribbed collar. It’s intended for a slim fit, so choose seamless lingerie to wear underneath to ensure the fine pleats sit smoothly. You can find it here @Net-A-Porter

Prada – Beautifully beaded flowers which look especially striking on this grape gown. It has been inspired by the shirt dresses from the ’70s, it’s cut from swathes of crepe de chine with a neat collar, buttoned cuffs and belted waist. The pleated skirt gently swishes with each step. You can find it here @Net-A-Porter

Gucci – Detailed with top-stitched pleating, this collared midi dress is cut from silk crepe de chine that’s printed with an ornate ‘Floral Snake’ print and contrasted by baby-pink trims. Attach the embellished bow brooch – it’s saturated with green and red sequins to resemble the label’s signature webbing. You can find it here @Net-A-Porter

Solace London – A strapless maxi dress with texture-rich micro pleats and a bold colour block scheme. The draped overlay creates a simple, elegant profile. Flexible boning supports the top hem and bodice. The zip is hidden at the back and is fully lined. You can find it here @Shopbop

Self Portrait – Make a statement at your evening events with the Self-Portrait guipure pleated maxi dress. Made with a fitted guipure bodice and pleated crepe skirt with a thigh high slip for a sultry glimpse of skin, the elegant dress is adorned in various sheer lace trims and velvet ribbons whilst the ditsy mesh cutout detailing to the waist adds subtle coverage and an intriguing finish. Complete with delicate lace trims and a crew neckline, the dress is a perfect staple item for semi-formal occasions. You can find it here @Net-A-Porter

Here are few of my favourite picks of affordable pleated dresses:

Asos – Pink pleated maxi dress with lace inserts it has a knife-pleat woven fabric with a v-neck and back. Cami straps and lace inserts with a zip-back fastening. You can find it here @Asos

Ted Baker – Leave a lasting impression this wedding season with the effortless elegance of Ted’s Soffeen dress. Drawing the eye with a metallic floral jacquard design, it falls into an intricately pleated skirt that billows with movement. You can find it here @Ted Baker

Topshop – This pleated rose gold maxi dress is just absolutely gorgeous. You can find it here @Topshop

Karen Millen – At home or on holiday, this Karen Millen Colour Block Dress will enhance your collection. Add a bold and stand out piece to your wardrobe with this unique halterneck garment. The colour block maxi dress is made from a lightweight, fluid fabric that will hang to flatter all body shapes. Featuring a V-neck, a panelled bodice with straps that go through nautical-inspired eyelets and a pleated ombre skirt. You can find it here @John Lewis

Coast – Mirabeau pleated midi dress which is perfect for adding a of touch of colour to your wardrobe it is a subtly stunning piece. This Bardot dress features a figure hugging black bodice with 3/4 length sleeves. The soft floral print sits within the pleated skirt that gives the dress beautiful movement and a striking look. You can find it here @House Of Fraser


To finish the look I have gone for my Karen Millen black quilted clutch to tie in with my shoes. The bag is just big enough to carry all my essentials like my iPhone, lipstick, lipliner, lipgloss, tissues and few other things belonging to my kids too. I find that when I go out with the kids I tend to carry other essentials like plasters, wipes etc. Who else does that?

Thank you for reading my fashion post and please do leave a comment below.


Maxi Dress: Ted Baker similar here (@Ted Baker) and (@MSK)

Shoes: @Asos

Clutch: Karen Millen Similar (@Karen Millen)



  1. August 24, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    This is a dress made for you Lovely! I love how you combined classy, elegant yet a little edgy in each of your pictures. I have learned a lot of the British fashion designers from your blog. Keep it up!



    • Lovely
      August 24, 2017 / 2:59 pm

      Always a pleasure to hear from you Ting, I am so happy that I can provide some insight into British designers for you! Thank you so much for reading. xoxo Lovely

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