Looking back, I’m not sure I chose the right title for this article, because I do believe that tulle actually never went out of style. Personally, I’ve always loved it, because it was always there to puff up the wide skirts I wore on stage, ballerina style, and also because it’s always given me the aura of a princess that I so adore. And it’s here now, in the streets mostly, and not necessarily looking very romantic; it’s also worn in combination with combat boots or a leather jacket. There are several reasons for you to play with it: it’s simple to wear, makes wonderful combinations and it’s just funky enough for a special occasion, which doesn’t have to be formal. Here’s a list of my favorite tulle pieces.
I would opt for a maxi skirt, and I own a few myself, because they look beautiful and formal, although I can tell you, I even wear them with sneakers and they look just as amazing. While mini tulle skirts are in, they’re usually too puffy, which is a look I’m not crazy about, so I opt for longer versions. Colours: powder, beige, and all the pastels in between. Try a matching top for a super glamorous evening style … you can never overdo with glamour.
It’s see-through and that’s the (charming) aspect. I know there are some who wear it over jeans or with lingerie, but I prefer it with a slip-on dress, reminiscent of a vintage chemise. So, it’s really more of a covered look, although don’t take it too far, because that takes the edge off the elegance. I am wild about polka dot tulle, it reminds me of Valentino and his wonderful models, which is a Yes in my book. Again, all colours are ok, although the flawless cream and black take the lead.
It looks so good underneath a blazer, you can wear it with a completely smooth bra without lace, or be more daring and wear one braless and style it with a nice cardigan or other knitwear. Some bodysuits have appliqués at strategic points, which is also an interesting look, but this requires a perfect cleavage, which means not too small, not too large, simply the right amount.
Very elegant, even with jeans. I like the fact it’s usually so voluminous due to the material, which just puffs up, making it perfect for various frills and lace inlays and strategically placed transparent parts. There are many tulle blouses this year, so finding the right one shouldn’t be too difficult. Go easy with the patterns, it’s best to keep the colours subdued, because tulle as a material is already attention-worthy. Opt for polka dots as a wonderful exception to the rule.
It’s not lined and it’s very sexy. The only down side is that it’s meant for women with small curves, but it does have a special sort of effect. If this persuades you, opt for classic colours: white, black, or a light pink, which is just the right amount of sensuality. Tulle bralettes are a lovely choice, you’ll get a lot of wear out of them, and they’ll still be top choice in 2018, which makes them a sound investment. Like I’ve mentioned before: fashionable and sexy.