Style Glossary: Types of Pleats
As in origami, each fold creates a dramatically different result. Here are some of the more common types you’ll encounter.
Resembling—you guessed it—the bellows of an accordion, these narrow, often heat-set pleats create a raised zigzag pattern and widen slightly toward the bottom, which is why they’re also referred to as sunburst pleats.
See the pleats in action: Find a pleated dress that’s right for your shape.