Pleated pants came into trend. And if you wonder how to wear pleated jeans first let me ask a few frequently asked questions and let’s dive into the chic outfit ideas with them.
How should pleated jeans fit women?
Generally, pleated jeans look like wide leg pants. They both look flattering on every body shape. They are the best for women with a little tummy. Because it has some room around that area.
Traditionally, pleated pants are coming from men’s classic pleated pants, which were designed to camouflage a belly.
So, considering the fact, we, women can use that perfectly for ourselves.
As a woman, you have to get pleated jeans that will sit loosely on the front of your legs. Another way, pleats will drag and that won’t look so flattering.
Other than that there is not anything special with fitting pleated jeans.
They should fit as regular jeans with a flat front.
Can you wear pleated pants with a tummy?
Yes, in fact, pleated pants are the best option to hide a tummy. That’s because they have some free space to hide your belly in.
What kind of top to wear with pleated jeans?
Normally, you have to style well fitted top with pleated jeans. That can be a crop top, a button down shirt, a graphic tee, and others.
And for the other outfit ideas that you can style with pleated jeans, you need to continue reading this article.
I am sure you are gonna love the ideas and I will make you love the trend.
How to wear pleated jeans – outfit ideas to try this year
Many celebrities already started wearing pleated jeans. If you are following some of their street styles you would have noticed Chrissy Teigen, Hailey Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, and others wearing them.
That means it’s on trend and we can make some great looks with them as well.
And now let me start sharing some ways how to wear pleated pants and what tops you can wear with them.
Starting with the basic.
When it comes to tops that you can wear with pleated jeans, fitted tops are the first and easiest option for you.
Normally, pleated jeans (pants as well) look baggy on every body type. It’s just because of its shape.
So, wearing something higher on top will balance the outfit better.
And another little detail, if you have an hourglass body shape or you have a narrow waist, accentuate it with the medium belt.
That’s gonna make your waist more noticeable.
And by the way, if you have an hourglass body shape, you can check out my article about it. Find out everything about your body type and learn how you can look always flattering.
And if you don’t know what your body shape is yet, you can find out here. You are just gonna need a measuring tape.
This picture and actually the outfit proves that accessorizing outfits is everything.
Without those accessories, this outfit would be basic and just regular looking.
Now let me tell you why you should wear crop tops with pleated jeans.
Because generally, pleated jeans are at least mid-rise. So, they end in your waist area.
And that’s where crop tops end as well.
That’s the first and the main reason why crop tops look great with pleated jeans.
Another thing here – cropped jeans look great with belts that are high waisted. So, if you copy the look don’t forget to add it as an accessory.
Another pretty simple look that you can make with pleated jeans is the look when you should wear it with a graphic tee.
Graphic tees are really great and I think having them is as important as having good quality basics.
I love listing my favorites when I am sharing some outfit ideas. Yes, you guess right… This is the first one in this article!
So, for this look, you are gonna need a solid color turtleneck (brown for the best), pleated jeans, and boots.
And don’t forget to use a trench coat as a layering piece.
Accessorize the outfit and you are good to go!
For the next outfit idea, I want you to wear button down shirt with pleated jeans.
Although, don’t go too oversize.
I am saying this because the woman in the image wears too many baggy things together. And I don’t recommend you do the same.
Button down shirts are generally loose and it will be a good idea to wear pleated mommy jeans with them.
Yes, mommy jeans are also loose but it doesn’t look as baggy as wide leg jeans.
We are going further for modern pleated jeans outfits and…
I can’t miss the leather jacket.
Can anybody count how long leather jackets are on trend? They are massive!
So, for the next outfit you can wear pleated jeans with a basic T-shirt, also basic white sneakers and a leather jacket.
Plus some accessories – like a good casual crossbody bag, belt and you are good to go.
For another cute pleated jeans outfit, you can pair it with a collared shirt.
This outfit looks so chic and modern. And don’t forget about the trend – this type of collar is so popular right now.
You can see it in dresses, tops, shirts, and so on.
Although this look is already very stylish, you can also make it look more put together by adding a layering piece.
For this, you can try the blazer.
But sometimes it looks and feels weird to wear a blazer with a collared shirt. So, I decided to write another article on this.
It’s time for my next favorite!
This is the outfit with pleated jeans and off shoulder denim top with puff sleeves.
I loved this top so hard that I decided to find it for sale. And here is the link to check it out if you loved it too.
I have to mention only one thing here.
This is an outfit that requires jewelry and some other accessories.
This is because they make the outfit look so put together.
I love looking at these kinds of images on Pinterest. Because I am in love with this outfit.
It looks so basic but it’s well balanced with everything.
Oh and if you want to know how you can get that freaking balance in the outfit, check out this article.
There you can learn how you can balance the outfit with the right colors, patterns, lengths, and other important things.
This is another example of how cute a blazer and shirt look with pleated jeans.
And for a better result, it would be great if you find pleated jeans with this embedded belt. You can create so attractive little detail with it.
This is an outfit that looks balanced as well.
As I mentioned above pleated jeans are generally baggy. And so wearing something baggier would be just too much.
But here is another thing going on.
If you wear one shoulder top (or sweater) with pleated jeans, you are gonna have an outfit that is not all covered.
This top makes the outfit look interesting and it makes it look more feminine.
I can’t stop talking about blazers, you got it right? Lol
But for this one (which is another of my favorite) I want you to style cropped blazer with pleated jeans.
By the way, this is the perfect outfit if you have a narrow waist. Because everything here accentuates the waist.
This is the illusion that clothes create with their pattern shape and other details. Little details have a high impact – believe me.
If you want to flatter your body with the right clothes, here is another article to check out. Those are tricks to help you show your curves the right way.
For example, if you have flabby arms, a tummy, or something that you want to mask those details on your body, you will find solutions for all of them (and more).
For those who love vintage outfits or outfits that look more like for males (by the way that’s so trending right now), it’s the one way to wear a pleated jeans outfit.
It’s not hard to find out what you should wear for achieving this look.
It’s pleated jeans, a basic black tee, and a longer faux leather blazer jacket.
I may be wrong and the woman in the picture didn’t want to look old fashioned or vintage but I got it so.
Because these long, faux leather coats were popular in the ’90s but…
As we all found style is moving in a circle, and many of the older trends are coming back.
So, your body – your choice.
And if you are a way far from vintage style here is the next modern way how to wear pleated jeans.
For this one, you should go basic.
You will need some accessories because you need to make the outfit look more different, more unique, etc.
As you probably notice crop tops are so popular for the current year.
And you can pair it with pleated jeans without any extra worries.
They look so chic together.
But as I said above, don’t leave the look that easy.
Make it look more complicated by adding some accessories.
Did I say that I am crazy about the blazers today?
If not, here it is.
I can’t live without a blazer. I can wear it with everything I have in my wardrobe.
But we are not talking about me here now, sorry… 🙂
So, this is another very modern outfit idea with pleated jeans.
This is Hailey Bieber wearing it with a black turtleneck sweater and a red blazer.
I have to say, I love it.
And the best thing is that this will be very useful for fall and winter. And so you can style pleated jeans outfits in those seasons as well.
Here is the next outfit that still has some vintage vibes for me.
Maybe it’s because of the filter of the image as well. But…
I still think, this denim on denim outfit combination is the actual reason behind it.
Yeah, I and many other fashion bloggers (or just lovers) think that wearing a denim top on denim pants is not very modern already.
However, you can change this denim vest to something else that looks similar to it.
And/or can’t do that, simply change the color of the vest.
What I mean by that is if you have grey pleated jeans, pair them with a black or white buttoned vest.
That’s gonna look just a lot better.
Tight tops actually look great with plated jeans. And I mentioned the reason above.
All is about balance.
This is a very similar outfit to the tight top outfit with pleated jeans but here is another option for you.
I mean, you can change that tight top to a tight turtleneck sometimes.
And that’s great news for colder weather as well.
This look can be more complete by adding one more layer piece to the outfit.
Anything will pair in this case. Starting from a blazer, or leather jacket to a sherpa jacket or trench coat.
Oh, and if you like wearing denim sherpa jackets, here is the article you should read next.
I have to mention balancing the outfit once again today.
Here is the perfect example of well proportioned look.
While pleated jeans have some volume in front of your body, it’s not a good idea to have extra space on top (in front) as well.
But it’s a fantastic idea to get some volume on the sides of the body. For this case, these ruffle sleeves do the perfect job.
Try it and I am sure you are gonna like it.
Summer is coming.
And don’t tell me that denim is not for summer. I wear jeans for about 50% of the summer because the climate in my country is not that hot.
And if you live in a hotter place you can change the pleated jeans to pleated shorts.
But we are talking about pleated jeans today. So, let me tell you some more details about this outfit.
For this next outfit, you should pair pleated jeans with a button down shirt but the most important thing in the look is the bra.
Generally, transparent tops are very popular right now. And so you need to have some beautiful bras in your wardrobe.
Take one of them and wear it with pleated jeans.
It looks so cute and chic.
Here is the next outfit idea you can try.
And for this, you are gonna need pleated jeans, long sleeve cropped top (or shirt) and a cap.
I can’t talk much about this outfit.
The only thing I can say is that somehow I can’t make the cap work for me.
I want to wear it but I think it doesn’t look that good on me.
But if you are not like me you have to use it to accessorize this outfit, because it just looks so awesome.
I mentioned this outfit idea already, I know.
I just wanted to show you how Jennifer Lopez is wearing the outfit with pleated jeans and a collared button down shirt.
Along with a blazer, I think that a bodysuit is another great piece in our closet.
I love them although I can’t wear them because of my little baby (we are in a breastfeeding situation yet).
I love them because I have seen so unique bodysuits that have beautiful tops.
For this case, a pleated jeans outfit, you need something simple and not too classy.
Something casual will be perfect.
If you will need some bodysuit ideas let me know. I will find the best of them for you.
You can send DM on Instagram here.
Here is another thing that I am in love with in my wardrobe.
I am crazy about crop tops and sports bras. I wear them all the time. And I almost forgot about the regular bra.
I wear regular bras only when I want to look classier and more polished.
Can you imagine how I love this next outfit?
Sports bra and blazer with pleated jeans.
It’s just perfection for me.
The combination of casual and classy pieces looks so modern and stylish. I would just add some more accessories to make it more unique.
That’s all the ideas on how to wear pleated jeans in modern ways. I hope you loved it!
And if you do share this image on Pinterest. I would appreciate it so much!