No summer wardrobe would be complete without some linen. The heroic natural fibre breathes with you on hot summer days, making it the ideal companion for a trip to the beach, farmer’s market – or even a day at the office.
As the weather warms, so does our propensity to adorn lighter, floatier fabrics. And a new wave of tiered dresses, skirts and tops are rising to the challenge.
Fun and versatile, voluminous tiers are catching our attention for the ability to look impossibly chic, a little whimsical, and extremely comfortable all at once.
A nod to the Prairie dress of last summer, this years’ tiers are more refined; falling in mini to midi and maxi hemlines, with on-trend statement puff sleeves, or no sleeves at all.
Tiered tops are either cropped or creeping into tunic territory.
Waistlines can be dropped, or high, but one thing is certain: voluminous tiers are roomy enough for lounging, but polished enough to impress.
Admittedly a departure from dresses we might be familiar with, it’s an opportune time to try something new. Especially something new, comfortable and cool.
If you’re apprehensive the style may add too much fabric to your frame, opt for flattering A-line silhouettes, sleeveless numbers, cinch in with a belt, or team a wafty tiered skirt with a crop top.
Whatever you do, make sure to wear your tiers with pride. And perhaps with a sophisticated pair of sandals, some crisp white sneakers or some chunky Dr Martens.