The Tiered Skirts Everybody Will Be Lusting Over This Spring

These beauties floated down the spring/summer runways.

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(Image credit: Noemi Ottilia Szabo)

Everything old is new again—that’s the beauty of fashion. Everything will eventually make its way back into style. That's what I tell myself (and my boyfriend) about every inch of our apartment bursting with clothes...that it will all come back into style. The ruffle or tiered skirt, whether mini, midi, or maxi, was a trend we saw float once again down the spring/summer 2020 runways. This was best illustrated by two Parisian powerhouses: Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello and Celine by Hedi Slimane. Vaccarello and Slimane paid homage to the “Bohéme” dressing of the '70s, the street style of the time. The look was effortless and enviable, so it’s not shocking to see it (finally!) reappear on the runway. Yves Saint Laurent’s 1976 “Russian” collection was considered to be one of his most iconic.

Fast forward to 2020, and that “hippie luxe” look is back. Let me break it down for you: You need a tiered skirt in your closet this spring and summer. There's nothing better than throwing something on and creating an immediate look, and that’s the power of the tiered skirt. From day to night, from the office to out on the town, this skirt is truly so versatile. Pair it with a cute bikini top after a long day on the beach. Give the tiered skirt an evening-appropriate twist by rocking it with a black turtleneck and a pair of stiletto boots. Regardless of how you choose to style a tiered skirt, just remember what Yves Saint Laurent once said: “Fashions fade, style is eternal.”

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Shelby Comroe

Shelby Comroe is the Credits Editor and Fashion Assistant at Marie Claire covering all things fashion and giving credit where credit is due. Check her out @shelbycomroe on Instagram if buying designer handbags is your idea of a retirement plan!