Petite Tiered Skirts Pick - $30 H&M Jewel-Toned Skirts

Tiered skirts have been everywhere this Fall, with each store having their own version. They look so feminine and chic, I was determined to get my hands on one. Ann Taylor was the first place I spotted them, with this 100% silk asymmetrical version:

I loved the delicate design, but couldn't bring myself to shell out that much for a skirt. This came out a few months ago so it is all sold out online.

Next, BR jumped on the tiered bandwagon:

Although this one was less expensive than AT, it was 100% polyester. Eeks! I hate paying that much for polyester. Also, something was off about this design...not enough tiers or something. This came out recently, so it's still available at BR online and in stores.

Finally, I spotted these jewel-toned skirts at H&M. These come in black, fuschia, and teal green. H&M sizing is weird. The 2 usually fits super tiny, and sometimes I have to go up to a 4. These skirts are 100% polyester, just like BR, but I could get 2 colors for less than 1 at BR!

(H&M Ruffled Tank, BR Cropped Jacket)

H&M is usually low-quality, but there are some good picks. I try to find stuff in fabrics that look like they wont wrinkle, pile, snag, or fade easily. I've been wearing these skirts an awful lot over the past few weeks, and they've held up nicely! The size 2 measures 24 inches around the waist, but I get a bit of a tummy after each meal, so I got the black in a size 4:

Just for fun, here is an at-a-glance comparison of sizing between 3 skirts that I own, showing how inconsistent sizing can be:

1. Bottom-Most: Banana Republic print skirt in size 00p. Ill-fitting on me (hangs loose on hips, is poofy, and hits a yucky length that cuts my calves short).
2. Second from bottom: Banana Republic tweed skirt in 0p from previous post. Fits well on me. Is somehow smaller than the 00p underneath it.
3. Top: H&M skirt in size 2, has the tiniest waist out of the 3.


  1. Hi there! I just found your blog as I was searching for a photo of the Ann Taylor skirt. I actually scored that one for $54 bucks earlier today. I agree with you that I won't ever spend $140 for a skirt, even if they're silk! I actually bought an 8 though I generally wear a 4 at AT, but this particular one actually looks nicer when it hangs low on the hips. I'm also petite at 5'3-1/2" and the length was perfect for me. I like your H&M skirts too, though, but I'm sure they're gone now. Cool blog, I'll keep coming back for sure :)

  2. Hi flixchatter! Thanks for stopping by. Ann Taylor has been having some good sales lately especially with all the 40% off. That skirt was really nicely made, in a gorgeous color too. I'm envious that you found it in your size on sale!

  3. Hello again, yeah I know, I've been spending way too much $$ there but I can't pass up a good deal :) The skirt wasn't exactly my size but the structure somehow made it ok that it hangs low on my hips so I got 'em. I also scored this strapless tiered dress for more than 50% off the original price: I didn't think it was going to look good with all those ruffles but once I tried it on I was in love! he..he..


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