We get it: when you think of tiered skirts, you probably think of the over-the-top princess cake topper you had on your birthday cake when you turned 5, not a unique, beautiful, and even sexy wedding dress. Yes, they are perfect for ball gowns, but the modern bride can incorporate tiers into a gown’s skirt for so many different looks–dramatic, whimsical, or romantic. (But we certainly won’t blame you if you say, “I want to look like a princess!”) Here’s why tiers are versatile, gorgeous, and, of course, perfect for your custom wedding gown.
Tiers can be added to so many shapes, including:
1. Fit-and-flare: We can’t get enough of this curve-defining shape with princess-pizzazz!
2. A-line and ball gowns: Romantic and dreamy, tiers are a match made in heaven for this style.3. And even high-low hemlines!
You can amp up the texture within the tiers by adding:
1. A layer of sheet lace or lace appliqué throughout the tiers for a little more romance.
2. A layer of sparkle tulle that will make your gown glisten!
3. Horsehair trim, which gives more definition, lift, and structure at the edge of each tier.
Use tiers to achieve a more vertical look or a more horizontal look.
Whether you want sleek-and-sexy or to play up the princess vibe, your Anomalie stylist can suggest spacing for tiers, fabric choices, patterns and even color for the perfect wedding day look.
Stylist Pro Tip: Tulle or organza are the most common materials used for tiers, but to create a more modern look, you can use a structured fabric, like duchess satin or Mikado, or taffeta. Schedule a call with an Anomalie stylist today to get started on your custom wedding gown!
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