All Dressed In Tulle: The Ballerina Skirt (Grown-Up Tutus)

{Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits of "Sex and the City." Image a la thefashionmagpie.com}

Ballerinas and princesses rock tulle skirts effortlessly. So does Carrie Bradshaw. But outside of center stage and HBO, can a grown up really wear a TUTU? Survey says, yes (… if worn well.)

Rule 1 – The tutu can be chic. The tutu and ribbon lace-up ballet flats – flop. You are not a ballerina, you are a fashionista … at least for today. One statement piece at a time. Particularly when playing dress-up.

Rule 2 – Pick a theme and stick with it. My favorite version of tulle is dressed down with black. Black boots, black tights, black tank. But Spring’s nudes, blushes, and neutrals look ethereal and dreamy with the right layering of tulle. Don’t add zebra. Don’t add sequins.

Rule 3 – Fashion is 4 parts style, 6 parts confidence. I won’t walk out of the house if I feel YUCK. I will put on red lipstick and then step outside. If tulle feels overwhelming, opt for a ruffled or layered lace skirt – go for volume and femininity (operation tutu = success).

Rule 4 – Never forget to twirl.

Personal faves:

BB Dakota James Tulle Skirt in Bandage Pink, $59

BB Dakota Georgette Skirt, $69

Whitney Eve Ballerina Skirt, $59

Betsey Johnson Film Noir Skirt, $198

American Apparel Reversible Petticoat, $98

ModCloth Tulle Out of Three Skirt, $84.99 (Sold Out – Try the ModCloth Cocoa Confection Skirt)

Haute Hippie Layered Mini Skirt, $375

{Inspiration Board created via Style Me Pretty; images clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}


Lexi

4 comments


  1. Tierney

    I should do this to work.

    I would probably get sent home for being ridiculous. It’s just so cool though! I would probably try to find a black or navy and make it sailory. Haha.

  2. Aww..that is such a sweet post and I love all things ballet:) The rules are so spot on, darling. Enjoy your day
    Kisses

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All Dressed In Tulle: The Ballerina Skirt (Grown-Up Tutus)

{Carrie Bradshaw in the opening credits of "Sex and the City." Image a la thefashionmagpie.com}

Ballerinas and princesses rock tulle skirts effortlessly. So does Carrie Bradshaw. But outside of center stage and HBO, can a grown up really wear a TUTU? Survey says, yes (… if worn well.)

Rule 1 – The tutu can be chic. The tutu and ribbon lace-up ballet flats – flop. You are not a ballerina, you are a fashionista … at least for today. One statement piece at a time. Particularly when playing dress-up.

Rule 2 – Pick a theme and stick with it. My favorite version of tulle is dressed down with black. Black boots, black tights, black tank. But Spring’s nudes, blushes, and neutrals look ethereal and dreamy with the right layering of tulle. Don’t add zebra. Don’t add sequins.

Rule 3 – Fashion is 4 parts style, 6 parts confidence. I won’t walk out of the house if I feel YUCK. I will put on red lipstick and then step outside. If tulle feels overwhelming, opt for a ruffled or layered lace skirt – go for volume and femininity (operation tutu = success).

Rule 4 – Never forget to twirl.

Personal faves:

BB Dakota James Tulle Skirt in Bandage Pink, $59

BB Dakota Georgette Skirt, $69

Whitney Eve Ballerina Skirt, $59

Betsey Johnson Film Noir Skirt, $198

American Apparel Reversible Petticoat, $98

ModCloth Tulle Out of Three Skirt, $84.99 (Sold Out – Try the ModCloth Cocoa Confection Skirt)

Haute Hippie Layered Mini Skirt, $375

{Inspiration Board created via Style Me Pretty; images clockwise 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}


Lexi

4 comments


  1. Tierney

    I should do this to work.

    I would probably get sent home for being ridiculous. It’s just so cool though! I would probably try to find a black or navy and make it sailory. Haha.

  2. Aww..that is such a sweet post and I love all things ballet:) The rules are so spot on, darling. Enjoy your day
    Kisses

  3. Pingback: Tilly Boutique- TULLE YOU LOVE ME? Tilly Boutique

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