Plissé Is the Ultimate Breezy Fabric You’ll Want To Live in All Spring—Here Are 9 Sets To Look Put Together in a Pinch
Sometimes putting an outfit together can feel like a challenge—even if you have a million things in your closet. When this happens, it’s helpful to have matching sets on hand to make getting dressed a breeze. While we love matching athleisure and coordinating crop-top-and-skirt combos, few pairings are as trendy and comfortable as plissé. Not sure what that is? Think about all the cute, relaxed crinkle sets that have been undoubtedly swarming your social feeds. Those are plissé sets.
For those wondering, plissé is a type of finely-pleated fabric that often takes on a semi-shiny finish. It can be made of cotton, nylon, polyester, and rayon. No matter what it’s made with, though, plissé is known to be airy and breathable, making it an even greater garment choice for spring. While it feels like pajamas it *looks* like a trendy, going-out outfit. And what's better than that?!
Something to keep in mind
As cute and breezy as the fabric is, it's delicate. Nine times out of 10, the material is designed to be dry cleaned only, or hand-washed and hung to dry. While the fabric does require extra TLC, if you ask us, the style it offers is well, well worth it.
9 plissé sets that are comfy and convenient
Available sizes: XXS/XS-4XL/5XL
The Good American Always Fits Plisse Shirt and Pants (each sold separately) have a luxe shiny finish and slinky silhouette that makes them especially great for a night out on the town. Sold in hot pink and midnight blue, these sets would look especially great with a statement heel, like the Sam Edelman Leon Feather Heel ($99) or the Dolce Vita Ashby Rhinestone Heels ($160).
Available sizes: S-XL
Dressed in Lala is my personal favorite brand of plissé sets—and they’re now sold on Nordstrom.com, as well as directly from the website. I have five of their sets and can attest to the beautiful, breezy quality of each (though, the Lala World Plisse Set is by far my favorite, with its many mix-n-match prints). Beyond the stellar designs, Dressed in Lala plissé sets are fully lined (which is rare), so they never develop static cling.
One note: These sets are made with a polyester-spandex blend that snags easily, so don’t sit on brick or carry rhinestone/embellished bags when wearing one of their beautiful designs. I did on my birthday and sadly snagged the gorgeous fabric.
Available sizes: XS-XL
The Carrington Two Piece set is a bit thicker than other sets on this list, making it perfect for chilly spring and summer nights when you need something a smidge heavier. Made from 100 percent polyester from fabric that would otherwise end up in a landfill, it’s also a more eco-friendly option and proves that caring for the planet is totally en vogue.
Available sizes: XS-3XL
The boyfriend fit of the The Giving Movement Oversized Plisse Shirt and Wide Plisse Pants (each sold separately) makes it a roomy-yet-chic ensemble that I can fully get behind—especially because the garments are more sustainable than other options. Made of recycled polyester and recycled spandex, these pieces have gentle give and are quite breathable. That said, the pants aren’t lined, so they’re slightly more prone to clinging.
Available sizes: XS-XL
Excuse while we absolutely lose it over this stunning royal purple plissé set from L’IDÉE. Whether you’re headed on a European vacation, going to a summer wedding, or planning your next beach vacay, this stunning set deserves a place in your luggage.
Available sizes: 0-16
Looking for more solid colors and a more affordable set all around? The Showpo Beca Plisse Button Up Shirt and Flared Pants (each sold separately) is sold in nine colors, including the most perfect bright orange shade. The collared set is made of polyester with medium stretch.
Available sizes: UK 6-24
Most plissé sets feature collared button-ups but the Never Fully Dressed Retro Plisse Top showcases a high neck with a chic lettuce hem. Together with the Retro Plisse Trousers (sold separately), this flowy top makes for an updated travel day ‘fit or beachside ensemble. It’s casual yet refined and pairs as well with sandals as it does chunky heels.
Available sizes: XS-L
Here we have another plissé set that goes beyond the traditional styling of the fabric. The Sabina Musayev x Revolve Savannah Top and Ross Pants (each sold separately) are sold in three colors, all of which work beautifully for beachy dinners, summer weddings, and chic nights out. The shiny set is made of 100% polyester and features slight stretch.
Available sizes: S-XL
Not sure you can pull off the matching plissé set trend? Before investing in higher-end pieces, consider scooping one of these 2-piece sets from Amazon. Mix and match with shorts, long trousers, and long-sleeve shirts, all affordably priced. Over 600 shoppers have awarded the set—which is sold in 32 variations—a 5-star review.
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