Pleated Collar Blouse
If you go beyond the precipice of what you consider to be an appropriate amount of pleating and start swimming in the pool of knife, box, accordion and plissé pleats, you enter a world of unadulterated bliss.
It’s an old world of Dalí-like imagination, Chaplinesque shenanigans, and Hepburnish gusto; a world that has little choice but to double-take and mutter things like, “Dear God, who is that charming little darling in the pleated collar and why don’t I know her?”
Hands in your pockets, twirling dramatically in your accordion plumage, you respond with a playfully arched eyebrow and a coy shrug of your shoulders.
Consider the world charmed.
The Pleated Collar Blouse (No. 5297). Body shell is 100% silk chiffon. Body lining, collar and cuffs are 100% silk crepe de chine. French seam finishes. Body is lined. Sleeves are unlined. Large rounded collar with pleated detail. Front yoke seam. Eight vertical small box pleats extending down from yoke seam. Five rows of pearls at each pleat. Long sleeve. Rounded sleeve cuffs with adjustable button closure. 7” keyhole at center back neck with button and loop closure. Back waist-shaping darts. Imported.
The Accordion Pleat Pants (No. 5298). Classic wide-leg pant with 29 1/2" inseam. Allover accordion pleats. Poly-chiffon fabric. Full stretch lining. 3/4" self-fabric waistband. Invisible zipper at wearer's left. Hook-and-eye at top. Imported.