As you may have heard, pleats are a major trend this season. And there is no easier way to tackle the trend than with a pleated skirt. As a classic combination, it gives structure and affirmation to the waist, especially in a skirt made of heavy material. From the old-fashioned accordion pleated skirt to the box pleated skirt, pleats transform a regular skirt into something better. To keep this style from looking too retro, choose a skirt with a hemline that reaches below the knee.