There’s nothing that gets us going more than a legitimately pretty trend. Sure, practical trends (like next-wave comfortable shoes, for example) are important, but it’s those gorgeous, statement-making new looks that truly fill us with excitement each new season. One of said trends just so happens to be an It-dress silhouette from the S/S 20 runways: tiered dresses.
Now, this dress shape isn’t necessarily new since it’s been trickling in and out of the trend cycle for years, but as designers from Alexander McQueen to Dior showcased, the chic, multilayered style will hit us hard in an even more noteworthy way come 2020. While many of the updated takes on the new tiered dress will feature dramatic designs in eclectic hues, there will also be a smattering of highly wearable picks as well to incorporate into your night-out vibe or yes, even your day-to-day.
To highlight all of this further, we rounded up a series of runway looks as well as a range of stunning street style looks featuring tiered dresses to showcase how to pull off the trend IRL. Because we know you won’t want to wait until 2020 to test out the look, we shopped out some inspired silhouettes you can buy right now as well.
It really doesn’t get more gorgeous than this luxurious high-neck white tiered dress at Alexander McQueen complete with the unexpected wide black belt.
Well-known for his breathtaking gowns, Giambattista Valli’s spring collection of tiered dresses offered floor-sweeping designs in pretty floral prints.
This gown at Chanel is gorgeous for so many reasons—from the pretty print to the dramatic floor-sweeping design.
Never shy of color, Christopher Kane didn’t hold back in this ruffled dress in a rich red hue with unique hardware accents.
A sheer dress—like this one at Dior—brings an extra layer of drama to the already-impactful tiered shape.
Style tip: Don’t be afraid to mix edgier silhouettes like mock-croc boots with a more delicate tiered dress for a very-right-now vibe.
Topshop Je T’aime Tiered Midi Dress ($60)
Style tip: A midi-length dress in a neutral hue is ideal for that 9-to-5 life with a slouchy blazer and booties.
Tibi Modern Drape Obenback Dress ($850)
Style tip: Go bold in an eye-catching knee-length dress with equally statement-making accessories like snakeskin knee-high boots.
Hogmann Copenhagen Manon Dress ($272)
Style tip: Make a summery-feeling tiered dress work for winter by tossing on a shearling coat with knee-high boots.
& Other Stories Printed Ruffle Midi Dress ($129)
Style tip: Have a formal event coming up? Embrace a tiered dress in a darker hue with pretty sheer and lace detailing.
Self-Portrait Lace-Trimmed Tiered Dress ($525)
Style tip: Give a boxier silhouette even more shape with the addition of a cool belt.
Lost + Wander Willow Range Shift Dress ($118)
Now, shop more tiered dresses:
Rachel Parcell Floral Tiered Chiffon Dress ($159)
A holiday party dress option? Absolutely.
Glamorous Tiered Maxi Dress ($76)
Sage is one of the It shades of the moment. Combine it with an It dress silhouette and, well, that’s just perfection.
Urban Outfitters Poplin Smock Dress ($89)
Take a cue from this look and team this smock dress with Dr. Martens for a “downtown” feel.
Dream Sister Jane Tiered Maxi Dress ($308)
Toss this pink maxi dress on with boots and you’ll look instantly high-fashion.
Free People Wear It Out Midi Dress ($198)
The mix of colors here is quite luxurious feeling.
Sea Rumi Tiered Dress ($285)
The puff sleeves and ruffled top bring a playful spin to this burgundy stunner.
Kiyonna Tour de Flounce Tiered Maxi Dress ($288)
Wear this beauty to an event, a wedding, or anywhere in-between.
Ganni Printed Dress ($295)
This printed style would work well with knee-high boots and a leather jacket for the colder months.
This article originally appeared on Who What Wear
Read More from Who What Wear