Last spring I noticed when browsing through Vogue.com’s pictures of the runway shows, a dress trend emerging across designers high and low, the tiered tent dress. I remember thinking what an easy style it would be to make come fall, but little did I realize it was also a fun one to wear! With so much added volume, the look is comfortable, body amorphous, and all drama.
I love the tiered tent dress shape in all of its forms, from Cecilie Bahnsen’s textured organza to Erdem’s duchess satin, to Whit’s more casual play on printed cotton. I even loved Ulla Johnson’s rendition in acid-washed denim so much that I rented it for a trip to Tahoe last weekend and never took it off. I love how easily it pairs with all shoe types, and how Ulla Johnson layered it over a striped turtleneck for cooler temps. If you like to make clothes yourself (like me), this will be a gratifying shape to try out, just be sure to pick a lighter weight fabric with some structure in order to maximize the volume potential!
I’ve rounded up a few sewing patterns to create the tiered tent dress style, which is great for these last few days of summer, then layered with over the knee boots or patterned tights for winter. Plus, man if you’re newly pregnant and trying to hide it… I can’t deny how perfect this trend is for you too!