You may have spotted my recent Trend Report post all about midi skirts, and now it’s time to go one step further – lets talk about tulle. I pranced around in tulle skirts aged three, and never looked twice at them thereafter. Being a bit of a tomboy in my teens, I had complete disdain towards anything pink and poofy, but now in my twenties, something has changed. I absolutely love tulle. I love the look of it, the feel of the material, and the way it moves when you walk, or better yet, twirl!
When I wear tulle it sort of makes me feel like a modern Princess. Sure, one who pays her bills and commutes to work, but still likes to indulge in a little whimsy now and again. I bought a light blue tulle skirt on eBay for next to nothing a year ago, and have gotten so much wear out of it since then, you can see one of my Style Diaries featuring it here. It features a a lot in my everyday wear also, I often dress it down with cute flats and a white tee for work!
I was so happy with my tulle skirt, that I have decided to go back and buy it in more colours, so I can work a bit of tulle whimsy into even more outfits! Some of my tips for working a tulle skirt without looking like your toddler-self again are as follows:
- Go LONG! Do not, I repeat, do not, buy a shorter tulle skirt. UNLESS it is an underlay part of a shorter dress, and even then, proceed with caution.
- Unless you want to go full on Fairy-Princess with your outfit (which is okay, I don’t judge) you’ll probably want to add a little dose of edginess to your ensemble, such as a statement jumper, a quirky band tee, or a cute pair of flats.
- Like the ladies have done above, you’ll need to add a dose of grown-up glamour to your look (again, we’re trying to avoid the toddler look here) so don’t forget your statement watch, your cute sunglasses, and your best clutch bag.
- Do not wear a tulle skirt with any of the following: converse, stripy socks, or taffeta of any kind.
So ladies, once you follow these tips on tulle-dressing, you can add this little dose of magic into your outfit, and it will serve you for many fabulous outfits to come. When it comes to choosing a skirt, my favourite has to be this double layered pink one from Chicwish, as it looks extra poofy, but I also love this embellished one from Needle&Thread, which you could easily style up into a more formal look. This pink one from Ruche is a slightly different take on the tulle skirt, and if you want to invest a little more, then this Alice + Olivia piece is sparkly perfection! I As per usual with my Trend Report posts, I have done some searching online and I found my top picks to work this look. They are displayed in the widget below for you to browse and shop with ease. You’re welcome!