Pleats Please! 11 Reasons Why The Maxi Skirt Still Rules

Maxis can get a bad rep, associated with flimsy, usually floral lightweight skirts worn in Palm Beach. But, as designers like Altuzarra and Alberta Ferretti proved for spring '15, that couldn't be farther from the truth. In fact, with carefree dressing ruling the season, there's actually nothing more relevant than a flowy bottom, especially in forward-feeling pleats.
But, we get it, wearing a billowing skirt in the dead of winter won't cut it. That's why we rounded up 11 pleated iterations ahead that could easily be worn with tights now and sans tights later. Go on, maximize your 2015 wardrobe.
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Subtle, but the leopard is statement-making enough.
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Balance out the light color with darker add-ons.
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It's electrifying!
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Well, that's an updated denim skirt.
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This skirt has split personalities.
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Keep your look interesting with varied hem lengths.
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Add a leather top to toughen up this pastel hue.
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The single color down the middle will instantly elongate your silhouette.
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Tin foil jut got incredibly chic.
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Color-blocking done right.
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Get a jump start on the wallpaper-floral trend.
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