The scenario: You just got a tulle skirt from me. You have been craving one, but thought maybe is was too tutu for your style. You’re determined to try wearing it at least once. Don’t worry, you don’t have to prance down 5th Ave like Carrie Bradshaw. You can go to a party in it. Ready, set, SKETCH!
The thing is, I HAVE been craving a tulle skirt, for ages actually. I Love tulle skirts! So far my obsession has only gone as far as collecting images of tulle skirts on my Pinterest board How to Wear a Tutu. I also styled and modeled a friend’s tulle skirt for the post How to Wear a Tulle Skirt, but I don’t have one of my own.
My Favorite DIY Tulle Skirt Tutorials
So I don’t have a tulle skirt and I know they’re not easy to find in stores because I have looked. Perhaps I should pull out the sewing machine and make one myself? The charming woman who writes Consider Me Lovely made and modeled my absolute favorite DIY tulle skirt. I used her photographs as models for some of my drawings. Her skirt is huge and fluffy, rather like the drawing above, but if you’d prefer a more understated version consider checking out this tutorial from Rummage Living. I also like the skirt created in The Fairy Tale Skirt Tutorial.
But my sewing machine is in storage, so that’s going to have to wait. In the meantime I will sketch and dream.
How to Wear a Tulle Skirt
The first drawing in the post shows you the “Fashion Blogger” version of the tulle skirt. The large, fluffy skirt is worn with a tight denim shirt, pointy toe stilettos, rhinestone hair ornaments and a little clutch bag. Very chic, no? I like the look, but it’s not for everyone. If you want a more understated approach to the tulle skirt check out the sketch below. In this version my model is wearing a loose, soft tulle skirt with a black T-shirt, oversized utility jacket and boots. The look was inspired by me favorite street style blogs and I think it looks very cool, maybe too cool. I don’t know if I have enough cool city street attitude to pull it off.
How would I Wear a Tulle Skirt?
Anne’s question was specific. She wanted to know how I would wear a tulle skirt if I had one. I think I would wear it with a simple T-shirt and flats like the drawing below. And yes, I’d wear it grocery shopping!
All three fashion sketches are for sale over at my Society 6 store. Did you know they are also available as cell phone covers, t-shirts and tote bags?
What do you think of the tulle skirt fashion trend? Do you have one? How do you wear it?