Pinch pleating is a style that originated in the US, but the British are the first to have perfected it.
The idea of pinching a piece of fabric to make it a bit bigger is popular in the UK, where it’s traditionally used for handbags and wallets, but it’s also been adopted to make clothing for the entire country.
It has been described as “a way of making your outfit a bit more versatile”, and a lot of the design cues of the British have been picked up by designers like Ralph Lauren and J. Crew.
To make the best of the pinch, we’ve taken the pinches from the best brands and applied them to our clothing.
We’ve also rounded up our favourite pinch-shaped fabrics.