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You Need a Pleated Skirt This Spring: Here Are 15 Great Ones

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Prada, Carven, Erdem and Paul Smith, Spring 2012

When we spotted pleated skirts all over Spring 2012 runways, we couldn't wait to try the trend as it was intended: breezy and bare-legged. Luckily, warm temperatures arrived early this year, giving us ample opportunity to wear the ultra feminine piece. In the slideshow below, we've found 15 versions of this season's must-have item—all of them are available online. Click through to start shopping now.

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A playful heart print is a fun alternative to polka dots.

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Since this design is so striking, keep everything else neutral for a chic, resort-y look.

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Obviously this is a great going-out option. But with a demure black top and flats, you can wear it at the office too.

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Layer it over a solid mini or maxi, depending on your style.

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Very Prada—without the big fat price tag.

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If you can swing actual Erdem, go for it. This skirt is stunning.

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Wear it with a rumpled grey T-shirt for casual Fridays at work.

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Proof that long skirts can be sexy.

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What sailors wear to play tennis.

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Look like a ballet dancer without all that exhausting barre work.

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What Frida Kahlo would wear to Fashion Week.

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Either play up the preppy vibe with a stripey T-shirt or tone it down with a sheer black blouse.

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Nothing says winter is over like crisply starched whites.

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Save it for day time event, like a garden party or family brunch.

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