Loft Multi Tier Shell

The Multi Tier Shell from Ann Taylor Loft is super cute and very girly. I’ve always been drawn to tops with ruffled layers, but never pulled the trigger until the Buy 1 Get 1 50% off promo hit at Loft. Given my recent affinity with silk ruffle tops, this seemed like a no brainer. The Loft site had the polka dotted version everywhere, in multiple styled “favorite look” shots. So of course, that’s the first one I purchased. Lucky me, as they seem to be quickly selling out!

Ann Taylor Loft Multi Tier ShellAnn Taylor Loft Multi Tier Shell

I’m wearing: Ann Taylor Loft Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt, Michael Kors Watch, J.Crew Cobblestone Bracelet, Tory Burch Julianne Wedges

I have to say I was excited about this one, but when I pulled it on, it was hard to ignore the fact that they completely squashed the girls. Like kaput, flat. I almost can’t breathe. But it’s loose and flowy everywhere else (I got my usual size). I’m not sure how they designed this top and why the bust area is so small and constricting. Is it just me? Otherwise, absolutely adorable top. Very whimsical and a great print. It’s fun but also neutral enough to match any color bottom. Best of all, with all those ruffles, no one will be able to tell after you’ve had a big, delicious meal. Here it is in pink:

Ann Taylor Loft Multi Tier ShellAnn Taylor Loft Multi Tier Shell

I’m wearing: Ann Taylor Loft Chunky Tweed Mini Skirt, Michael Kors Watch, J.Crew Cobblestone Bracelet, Tory Burch Julianne Wedges

Same issue with the bust unfortunately, but I’m loving this color. It’s so soft and feminine. I feel like such a “nice girl” in it. Balances out the rugged boyishness of the bottom tweed skirt. Only issue with this is since it is a light, solid color and made of a relatively thin material, whenever the wind blows and the ruffles at the bust flare up, people will be able to see your bra. Only briefly though! But sometimes I get a bit self-conscious at that.

Overall, these are keepers for me because they’re just that adorable. Get it here from Ann Taylor Loft for $49.50.

3 thoughts on “Loft Multi Tier Shell

  1. Ran, I love these tops! I also hate it when shirts are too tight across the bust, but because these are so voluminous already, I think the fit looks just fine (as long as it’s not so tight you’re uncomfortable). The ruffles seem to make up for any discrepancy in fit and they are both so cute!! I love the pale pink one especially.

  2. Tina – I know, these look so cute on, I don’t think you can tell at all that they’re so tight at the bust…which is why I’m keeping them! But oof, I kind of dread wearing them because they feel constricting 🙁 boo. I’ll have to try belting it in the middle…I’ll have to make sure it’s in the middle of a ruffle or else the ruffle would probably cover it. Good thought! Gotta love belts.

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