Kate Middleton and I Agree: This Is the Best Kind of Skirt for Fall

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Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton. Photo: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Kate Middleton is busy dishing out winning look after winning look, and the moment I saw her recent lady-in-red ensemble, I stopped cold. Why? Because she's wearing my all-time favorite skirt style for fall.

I invested in my first pleated skirt in 2019 only to scoop up a few more during the pandemic. Once the world started to open up and I relearned how to get dressed, I was reaching for these skirts nonstop. And that's saying a lot for me: I have a ton of clothes. But my eyes always went straight to that pleated midi regardless of what I was getting dressed for. As evident in Middleton's latest look, it's easy to understand why: A pleated skirt sways! It has movement! It's chic! It's easygoing, but also elevated. No wonder I was drawn to it when I didn't know what the hell to wear.

Not much else is needed to make a pleated skirt look good. Middleton wore her cherry red one with a matching red turtleneck for a full-on fire 'fit that's inspiring me to buy some crimson pleats. Brown heels and a coordinated bag rounded out her look. It's simple, and that's part of why it's so amazing.

I've worn my pleated skirts with everything from tank tops to turtlenecks, and now that it's colder, I'm layering some chunky sweaters over them. Plus, every time I wear a pleated skirt, I get compliments on it. If you're looking for royal-approved fashion you can wear in several seasons, look no further than the pleated skirt.

Shop some fabulous skirts like Kate Middleton's below.

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Kate Kasin Pleated A-Line Swing Skirt
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$30; amazon.com

La Ligne Button-Up Midi Skirt
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Goobgs High-Waisted Pleated Skirt
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Halogen Pleated Midi Skirt
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Grace Karin Pleated Chiffon Skirt
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Ted Baker London Pleated Asymmetric Skirt
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$295; nordstrom.com

Co Pleated Midi Skirt
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$695; nordstrom.com

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