I love the crispness and tailored look of pleats - no matter what fabric. Recently acquiring these two dresses with permanent pleats in chiffon - they are both from the 1960s and are elegant in their construction. That's how these permanent pleats are formed - constructed rather than sewn. These never need pressing, never wash out and are almost wrinkle free.
They are heat set and work best in synthetic fabrics. Aren't they fab?
|1960s blue pleated chiffon dress $54|
|1960s peach silk shantung dress with pleated chiffon sleeves|