Tiered Dresses and Skirts

It feels a little odd to report that skirts and dresses with tiers are on-trend because the silhouettes, especially tiered skirts, have been around for centuries. And while trends are less important a component of style than they used to be, certain items, looks, colours and combinations do have their fashionable moment. Right now, tiered skirts and dresses are having theirs.

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Fashion Trend - Tiered Dresses and Skirts

Slip Skirts

I can’t think of a more ‘90s skirt than the slip skirt. It’s generally midi length, although maxis do exist. It’s knee-covering and bias-cut, which means that the pieces used to make the garment were cut on the diagonal bias of the fabric.

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Fashion Trend - Slip Skirts

Statement Headbands

Headbands are more on-trend than ever, and the bulkier they are, the more dramatic the fashion statement. They come in all sorts of fabrics, colours and patterns, and some are embellished with beads, ruched roses, and sequins. The collection below shows some good examples.

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Fashion Trend - Statement Headbands

Polo Tops

A polo top is a knitted top with a very specific style of knitted collar and placket. The placket typically has two or three buttons, and an optional pocket. It’s inspired by golf wear, equestrian wear, and tennis wear. The most famous polo shirts are by Lacoste, complete with crocodile emblem and starched piqué fabric.

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Fashion Trend - Polo Tops

Wrap Skirts

Wrap skirts take me back to the ‘90s, although they featured decades before that and I wore them in the ‘70s. The oh-so-trendy nod to the ‘90s this year is more prominent than I expected. I’m not generally a fan of ‘90s fashion, but am thoroughly enjoying the redux at retail.

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Fashion Trend - Wrap Skirts