The world has gone mad for pleats. It seems everyone and their sister owns the coral colour pleated skirt from Whistles. So we thought we’d offer up a cheaper alternative that will allow you to rock the trend without looking like every other woman standing at your next fashion event. Topshop has had a new arrival this week – the Purple Ruched Waist Pleated Full Skirt. It’s a shorter length which will allow you to show off your legs and it’s also a more subdued colour which won’t draw instant attention to your hips. However, be warned! This is not a skirt that is meant for the big hipped ladies. That’s why, unfortunately, I can’t sport this little number. However, if you’re blessed with a slimmer frame this is one piece you won’t want to live without!