Type of pleats in clothing

written by Adete Roshni January 2, 2019

Bet you have seen these pleats, but do you know what they are called?

Pleats are one of the beautiful embellishments for girls clothing. They are fold forms of fabric that are pressed and ironed into place. There are various types of pleats, but these are some of the standard and popularly used pleats in garments. These are:

Knife pleats

Knife pleats are handmade pleats which are of the same proportion, facing one direction. These pleats can be seen around the waistband of the skirt.
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Box pleats

This rectangular shape pleats knife pleats formed towards the opposite direction they can also be formed one over the top of the other to form double box pleats.

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Inverted Pleats

Inverted pleats are made by placing two knife pleats like that so that they face each other.

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Kick pleats

Inverted pleats are made by placing two knife pleats like that so that they face each other.

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Accordion pleats

Resembling the bellows of an accordion, the folds of accordion pleats are narrow and straight having the same width and uniform depth from waist to hem.

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Sunray pleats

Also known as sunburst pleats, these are thin pleats which are narrow at the top of the pleat and widen towards the bottom.

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