Wednesday 18 October 2017

10 Ways To Wear Tulle

Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Tulle is having a major moment.

According to Google, tulle skirts are the most searched for fashion item of 2015 so far (alongside emoji jogger pants and high-waisted bikinis) and we know if Carrie Bradshaw ever figured out how to use the internet, she would be proud.

1. Wear it with a T

Two options: Opt for a slogan T and let it do the talking or try a solid colour with statement necklace.

2. Heels are a must

Unless you are Karlie Kloss, we suggest, nay insist, on pairing a tulle skirt with heels - the higher the better. The wide shape can swallow you whole unless you own it with some extra inches.

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A model walks the runway during the Tony Ward show

3. Try full length for formal

If you're feeling brave, try it with a crop top for maximum effect - just remember the occasion. If you're a guest at a wedding, the bride mightn't be thrilled with your flash the flesh look; but your Instagram followers will.

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4. Don't be afraid of colour

If you'd ask us last year would we ever think a red tulle skirt would be appropriate daywear, we'd have given you a big fat no. But alas, here we are, keen to replicate Paris Fashion Week in our everyday style and even thinking a fedora to top it off wouldn't be too much at all.

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Zhanna Roma during PFW

5. Get creative

It's proven tough to track down a flattering tulle style in spite of our very best efforts, so why not make your own? Or if you haven't ever dusted off that sewing machine you promised you would learn how to use, try a tailor and trawl vintage stores for a piece with the most potential.

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Tulle, €7.95 per metre, Hickeys Fabrics

6. Go goth

A black midi tulle skirt and a sheer black lace top? Yes please. Try a pared back bun, minimal makeup and a deep plum lip and we're officially having a moment.

 

7. Breakfast at Tiffany's

Take after Jessica Alba and pair your pale pink skirt with a black polo neck, French chignon and cat eye sunglasses for maximum effect.

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8. Biker Babe

Or, try the exact opposite - a black leather jacket goes with literally anything.

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A woman poses in the street before the Etro show during the women Fall / Winter 2015/16 Milan's Fashion Week

9. Colour block

Tulle isn't restricted to soft pastels, so don't be afraid to be bold with this trend

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10. All white

As long as you won't be near children or animals or outside for a long period of time, why not try a soft white cotton top with your white tulle skirt and matching courts?

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