From the beginning, right to the very end, Carrie Bradshaw had it right. Tulle is the quintessential fabric to every girly-girl. As a young “fashionista” I dreamed of princesses and ballrooms, as a teen I sported tutu’s in the anti-sport of them all and then finally, as an adult, I grew up (sorta) to drool over Carrie Bradshaw’s life in Sex in the City. (That tulle skirt will go down in infamy.) Good news is you don’t have to be a ballerina, bride-to-be or Carrie Bradshaw to dote the fairest fabric of them all.
Whether you’re shopping for a special occasion or simply fulfilling a little girl’s fantasy, I’ve found a few ways to wear tulle that won’t make you, well… look like a very poofy, overdressed tool.
Free People carries vintage, airy-fresh tulle skirts and dresses that will blow you away. I love thisVintage White Lace and Tulle Dress. Dress it up with a pair of strappy sandals, or down with a chunky knit sweater and boots, which is a great winter-to-spring transition outfit.
Tulle isn’t just fabricated in pastels. This Sachin and Babi Simone Tulle Dress I found at Asos.com with silk stripe embroidery is a sophisticated and less obvious way to wear the fabric.
No desire to go “full tulle.” Zara is selling this delicate Embroidered Tulle blouse with a pearl collar Nothing says “class” like tulle and pearls.