The tulle skirt is arguably an essential girly piece for all aspiring little ballerina girls, but when Carrie Bradshaw first hit our TV screens wearing her infamous pale pink netted skirt in the opening credits of Sex and the City she showed women around the world that it was ok to wear what was in theory an adults tutu as part of a stylish ensemble. Fast forward almost two decades (yes, really, it first aired in 1998) and the skirt is enjoying something of a style revival.
Dramatic tulle skirts aren’t an unfamiliar sight on the red carpet, but some of our favourite fashionistas have been taking them to the streets of late, pairing theirs with thin knits and laid back tees, to create a totally different kind of look.
Fashion bloggers Aimee Song and Ella Catliff both have both been rocking their princess skirts for day, showing how pairing them with a simple top and not much else lets the gorgeous skirt stand-out for an offbeat off-duty look. Adding killer heels to their outfits keeps the look more grown-up, less girlie girl.
And what better place than a screening of the new Cinderella film for Little Mix’s Jade Thirlwall to wear her Oh My Love tutu skirt? Her black high-necked top and pointed courts made for a ladylike chic look worthy of any princess.
Lucy Watson brought further proof that the the tulle skirt is back with bang for Spring, using hers to update her trusty Breton tee.
Besides making you feel like you’re walking through a fairytale (obvs) tulle skirts can be super flattering as they’re great for highlighting the smallest part of your body, and skimming out over hips.
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So there you have it, twirling in tulle is the ultimate spring fashion pick me up – shop them at Ted Baker, Topshop and Asos now.