Trend Watch Wednesday: {Top Tier}

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Hey y'all! Thanks for stopping by for some mid-week trend watching...this blonde appreciates it ; )

Thank you again for all of your kind words and comments regarding yesterday's post and the craziness that S and I encountered on Sunday. God is good and we feel very blessed to be safely back in Arkansas!

Last week, one of my favorite actresses, Michelle Williams stepped out in a gorgeous Azzaro number for the premiere of her new flick Blue Valentine. Along with co-star Ryan Gosling, Williams positively shined on the red carpet in front of a slew of paparazzi. Just seeing these shots made me want to bust out my tiered skirts and dresses for winter…

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How dreamy and craveworthy is her ensemble? Not to mention, the volume and length of the dress totally compliment her petite frame. So flippin' gorge, I mean, really….

Ready to tier up? Some pointers, my dears:

• You can create a look just like Michelle’s with a tiered skirt/tank/belt combo. The key is to balance the volume of the skirt out with a form fitting top.

• If your tiers are in the form of a dress, you’ll want to avoid getting lost in the fabric by making sure that your frock has a defined waist, created with either a belt or ruffles that start below the waistline, (again, note Williams' pic above.)

• This look becomes even more chic when paired with clunky-as-a-brick heels and black tights for cold nights out.

• If you’re curvy, avoid straight rows of ruffles which tend to add a lot of extra bulk. Instead, opt for tiered dresses and skirts that are asymmetrical and slant downward at an angle. This will give you an instantly longer and leaner appearance.

(Clockwise, from left to right) Chiffon Curve Skirt by Rare Opulence; Crinkle Satin Layered Tier Skirt from Topshop; Sara Lanzi Tiered Accordion Skirt; L’Agence Tiered Skirt from Barneys NY

Tomorrow...get ready for pics, randomness and lots of useless information to get you through your Thursday : ) Cheers, beauties!

Be blessed, lovelies-


  1. Wow! Michelle looks gorgeous! I usually am not a big fan of the haircut, but she looks so dreamy! Kori xoxo

  2. How do her bangs always look perfect?

    I owe you a guest post on WADT! It's on my to-do list for today!

  3. love that dress on michelle williams!

  4. I loved both of the skirts on the left!!! So cute!!

  5. These would make a great Christmas skirt :) Hmm...

  6. What a beautiful outfit, that would be so perfect for the holidays. I love your tiered options as well! XO


  7. oh wow! Love the tiered skirts, so feminine and enchanting!!

  8. Love the tiers! I am WAY better at tiered skirts than dresses or tops. I feel awkward like a Christmas tree or something when I'm in a dress with too many tiers.. haha.

  9. Michelle looks gorgeous! And I love the black skirt you picked!


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