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To Pleat Or Not To Pleat

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To pleat or not to pleat


To pleat or not to pleat, that is the question……


The first time I work with a client, she occasionally has a few pairs of pleated pants from a past decade or two in her closet.

Sometimes they still fit, and other times they are in a size that she hopes to fit back into again. Oh, how we can all relate to that scenario.

There are two problems with wearing the pleated pant styles of previous decades:

One:  Pleated pants visually add inches to your waist and hips. May I please see a show of hands as to how many wish to make their middle look larger?

Two:  Wearing the pleated pants from a few decades back, makes you look like you are wearing clothes from a few decades back. In other words, outdated and older than you wish to portray yourself.


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Designers are trying to bring pleated pants back, thereby encouraging women to ponder: to pleat or not to pleat.

Take a look at the pleated pants above, currently for sale at a major department store. These are being worn by a very tall, high heeled model, who is extremely thin and most probably very hungry. She is not shaped like most of us average, real, and fabulous over 40 women.  This model can easily afford to add a few inches to her stomach, hips, and thighs with pleats, but I cannot. Can you?

If you find yourself pondering to pleat or not to pleat, review the above.

About Scarlett

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Scarlett De Bease, a professionally trained Image Consultant and Wardrobe Stylist, is the founder of “The Always Know What To Wear Program™“. As an Image Consultant, Entertaining Speaker & Savvy Personal Shopper, she shows women how to project confidence & success by always knowing what to wear.
As a bonus, Scarlett’s tips will help you Look Younger, Thinner and Taller while projecting Confidence & Success as you now will be wearing the clothes that fit and flatter you the most.
Since 2006, she has successfully changed the lives of many women, by showing them the correct clothes, colors, styles and accessories that will flatter them the most. If you keep buying clothes and still have nothing to wear, Scarlett will make it possible for you to always know what to wear.
Scarlett specializes in make-overs, that are fun and informative. She brings The What Not To Wear experience directly to your home or office, but without the tears, fears and trash can. Scarlett shows women how to Stop Stressing About Dressing.
Scarlett’s tips have nothing to do with size, age, income level, career, etc – It’s not about where you shop, it’s about what you buy.

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