Tiered Skirts And Dresses Gain Momentum

Tiers have made a comeback, and I’m not referring to pastry.  From flapper style fringe to ruffled layering, tiers have begun been making an appearance during this Fall 2008 season.  From skirts to dresses, the look is blossoming through many designer’s collections from affordable to fantasy worthy. 

A few tips to wear the tiered look:

  • Don’t over do the accessories.  Tiered pieces already have a lot going on, don’t get things too complicated with over the top layering and accessories.  For instance, instead of additional visually  busy purses and leg wear, try block colors and a uniform sheer leg instead of lace or textures.
  • Wear a block color tiered piece.  I tend not to count sequins and bead detailing, but if you’re looking to keep your dress or skirt safe from potential wardrobe blunders, keep yours as one color.  Your first priority must be to avoid looking like a Neapolitan dessert!
  • Keep things short, for the most part.  Long exaggerated tier dresses threaten to bring you close to the look of a prom-goer; keep your dresses reasonably short to avoid this.  If your tiers are more subtle, then a slim dress or skirt cut will help you achieve a win with a longer design.


Tiered Skirts And Dresses Gain Momentum

From left to right: Tiered Tulle dress($37; Charlotte Russe), Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti tiered dress ($285; My-Wardrobe),  DKNY silk tank tiered dress ($425;  Net-A-Porter), Lerario Beatriz Metallic jersey dress ($360; La Garçonne) Burberry Deltamf silk dress ($595; Net-A-Porter)


Tiered Skirts And Dresses Gain Momentum

From left to right:Tall nude tiered skirt ($20; Topshop),  Tiered Ruffle skirt ($30; Charlotte Russe), Development silk charmeuse skirt ($275; Intermix) Alexander Wang ruffe skirt ($425; La Garçonne)


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