Skirt revival...

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So I know that not everyone loves a loose flowy dress.  The tiered smock numbers which are everywhere at the minute (fear not if you do, I have a blog post coming up dedicated to them shortly). 

If you're shorter you may feel that they drown you.  Alternatively you may prefer something a bit more fitted or something that you can dress up (when we WILL be dressing up again) or wear with a loose vest on holiday (when we WILL be able to go on holiday again...). 

You may want something that's a bit more versatile, that you can wear all year round...

An option to consider instead of a dress, may therefore be a skirt.  You can choose the length you want (and even if you're petite, you CAN do a maxi as you can tailor the top to be fitted to suit your proportions) and how much volume you would like in it.  You can also choose what style top to wear AND you can vary the top completely in style to give a myriad of different looks.  When we're considering cost per wear of items and adding versatile pieces into your wardrobe, this is of tantamount importance.  

They also work all year round.  Into Winter, wear them with knitwear - either slightly oversized or fitted, with trench coats or biker jackets (depending on the thickness of your jumper).  And into the Summer, tees and little jackets of your choice, when it's super warm, all you need is a cami or strapless top.  Don't forget in the evenings, a silk blouse is all you need to make your skirt suitable for every occasion. 

As you can imagine, I am BIG fan of these.  If they're up your street, there are lots to choose from.  Whilst adding some thing into your wardrobe that will offer versatility and a selection of outfits, you'll also be nudging it with a bit of on trend ss20.

Vero Moda Floral Tiered Skirt was £34 now £24 from ASOS 



Black printed tiered frill midi skirt in the sale at River Island which you could wear during the Winter with boots, a knit and a biker.  In the Summer, a white tee sandals or trainers and it's transformed into an all year round option. 

Black printed tiered frill skirt from River Island was £28 now £15



Similar style - a ruffle, a tier, I'm happy with both as they give the same illusion and some would definitely call a ruffle layer a tier... and again you could as easily wear this in the Winter as the Summer. Cream jumper, biker and tan boots would bring a perfect 70s Autumnal vibe to this skirt. 

Black floral frill chiffon midi skirt from River Island £38



ASOS DESIGN tiered maxi skirt £32 



Floral again at Alice Temperley at John Lewis. 

Somerset by Alice Temperley on offer at £55.30



And a mint python print again from Temperley. 

Somerset by Alice Temperley now on offer at £55.30



Only one tier now but a gorgeous print and an easy to throw on skirt. 

Funny how lockdown sends you to places you haven't visited for years (virtually that is...) oh hello Gap. 

Ruffle Hem Maxi Skirt from Gap £44.95



And the pink floral version which is in the sale now, again at Gap for £21.99



But they have blue floral again with all the tiers. 

Printed Midi Skirt from Gap £44.95



Khaki Mix at M&S 

Pure Cotton Floral Tiered Maxi Skirt was £35 now £28



And the navy mix - again on offer at M&S now £28.00



Upping the budget with the floral - now these ARE expensive, there's no two ways around it but I have bought two of these in the sale (only EVER in the sale) and have worn both of them so much.  They work in the winter with jumpers and boots and in the warmer months with tees and little jackets.

Pineapple-print tiered cotton skirt from La Double J at Matches now with 20% off using the code SPRING20



And THIS one which I managed to snag in a special offer with 25% off the other day but have only managed to now find 20% off again at Matches. Sorry... 

Big Blooms print tiered cotton skirt from Matches £400 pre 20% off. Use code SPRING20.



Gingham tiered also at M&S now with 20% off at £28



Anthropologie now so we're upping the budget slightly.  The silky fabric of this though gives it an extra level of versatility so cost per wear, it could pay for itself.  Team with a silk blouse and you've got a more formal outfit, tee and denim jacket for every day Summer dress down.  In the Winter, I'd wear this with a polo neck, trench and boots which means it's an all year round piece in your wardrobe.  I would always say it's much better to spend more on one item that you will get multiple wears from as opposed to one cheaper piece that you won't get the longevity from.

Tracie Tiered Maxi Skirt from Anthropologie £160 



Similar concept with the same sentiment again at Anthropologie.

Amirita Floral Tiered Maxi Skirt £160



Back in the ruffle tier zone at ASOS and I ADORE this one.  If they had this in my size and I were able to go anywhere on holiday this year, I would absolutely purchase both the top and the skirt. 

Forever New tiered ruffle maxi skirt from ASOS £80



Another one that looks slightly less voluminous is this at M&S - new in at Autograph. 

Geometric Tiered Midi Fit & Flare Skirt £59



Pale blue and white stripe at Gap in the sale was £44.95 now £26.97. This would be so pretty with a plain white tee or even a chambray or navy one.  Alternatively, the matching top creates a great dress whilst the blouse would work on its own with simple jeans.



And now for the plainer options. 

These. Look. Awesome.

Tiered Maxi Skirt from Gap in navy £44.95



Also available in a coral pink, again £44.95



One tier only but there IS still a tier at ASOS in black. 

ASOS DESIGN single tier maxi skirt £28



Longer again at & Other Stories again in black. 

Smocked Waist Tiered Midi Skirt from & Other Stories £65




But also in a cream.

Smocked Waist Tiered Midi Skirt from & Other Stories £65



Plain blue maxi at Phase Eight in limited sizes.

Phase Eight Arvinder Tiered Linen Skirt now £48.75



Pink now at ASOS and despite first appearances, this isn't asymmetric.

ASOS DESIGN tiered crinkle maxi skirt with lace insert £30



But finishing with probably my favourite plain number which is from & Other Stories.  HEAVEN.  



And I have bought a new one in the sale so I'll be posting mine on instagram when it arrives in a couple of days!

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  1. I love to see the flowy skirts making a come back. These are all gorgeous options and can be styled so many ways - great post!

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