When Gabrialla of Style Higher asked if I would like to try styling her tulle skirt, or tutu, my answer was immediate. Yes!
A few ways to wear a tulle skirt
I wasn’t sure how to wear a tulle skirt, but I was up to the challenge. Gabrialla wore it with a little black jacket in the post “Tu-tu Old to Wear that Tutu” and Gracefully 50 wore it as a dress in “The Tale of the Traveling Tutu”. They both looked great. I wanted to do something a little different so I did what I always do when I’m not sure what to do; I put together a Pinterest board of ideas. It’s called “How to Wear a Tutu” and there are lots of great looks on it, but after careful thought I decided that a tutu is best worn in a classic way, at least at my age. So I paired the skirt with a short wrap black sweater, bow belt and simple black pumps. I then proceeded to have a blast dancing around my living room while my husband snapped away on his camera.
To accessorize the cream-colored skirt I wore my grandmother’s pale peach glitter resin earrings and matching necklace. If felt that the vintage jewelry worked well with the retro quality of the outfit. On my wrist was a diminutive gold chain watch, and around my waist a patent leather bow belt. You can’t tell in the photos but I’m also wearing nude-colored net tights.
- My daughter’s black velvet headband
- My grandmother’s peach and gold glitter resin necklace and earrings
- Watch from Gilt
- A black sweater from Macy’s INC line
- Black patent leather bow belt from Nordstrom
- Tulle skirt from Style Higher
- Black pumps from Nine West
What do you think of the outfit? Would you ever wear a tulle petticoat skirt or tutu? If so, how would you wear it?