October 6th, 2005
Trend Importance Factor: Medium High.
Wearability Factor: High.
How to Wear It: This season’s take on tiered styles is less voluminous—it’s less of the peasant skirt look and more of a modern take on the dresses of the 1920s. Furthermore, this season, tiers can be found not only on skirts, but also on tops. Indeed, the multi-tiered look appears fresher on tops, as evidenced by Doo Ri’s tiered halter (above, center).
Tiers are extremely wearable, as evidenced by their massive popularity earlier this year. Tiered tops can cover up a larger tummy, and voluminous tiered skirts are almost universally flattering. This season’s thinner tiered skirt silhouette, however, works best on tall women and those without extremely wide hips.
Where in Trend Lifecycle: Late. Tiered skirts were all the rage for Spring and Summer 2005. We’re a little tired of the look, to be completely honest.