‘Carwash Pleat Dress’?? What a weird and unflattering name for a fashion style! Well, perhaps not so strange after all for those of us who have been to the drive-through car wash service… Remember the multi-slit-curtain hanging down to wipe over the car? Yes! You get the picture! That’s where the name of this slit pleated style comes from.
Although in 2015, the grand return of the carwash pleats were mostly in skirts, back in the ’90s, it was full of carwash pleated dresses.
If you are after movement, then this is the right look for you. As we walk, its flaps move caused by the thigh-high slits, it adds drama on top of looking sexy.
It seems that my love for the carwash pleated dresses or skirts has been cooling down a lot this time around; however, I’m very glad that I have kept this one you see in the picture above.
For those of you who are not too keen on showing too much leg; why not give the wider carwash fringe skirt or dress a go; or, simply try it with leggings underneath.
’90s location shot at a fisherman’s village in Taiwan by photographer Tsong-Chii, Lynn.