I realized this may not actually be a “classic” by my usual standard, but hey. This is my series, and I do what I want. Plus, the A-line cut of this skirt has been around for decades and was really popular in the 50’s, so there you go.
Tulle skirts came into my life at a very young age- my parents have photos of me prancing around in my pink ballerina tutu from ages 2 to 7. You know that children’s book “I Wear My Tutu Everywhere?” I LIVED that mantra! I had a matching pink leotard, pink tiara, and pink ballet slippers, of course, and they were my favorite dress-up costume to wear. That tutu is still sitting in my old closet at my parent’s house, but unfortunately it’s no longer appropriate for me to prance around in full ballerina get-up.
Fortunately for me, tulle skirts have made a huge return in the fashion world this year! As soon as I stumbled upon Alexandra Grecco’s work, I fell in love and began obsessing over how I could get my hands on one. I ended up purchasing my blush pink mid-length skirt from Space46 Boutique and stalked the postman for the delivery. It’s a former ballerina’s dream come true- tulle for days, flouncy and light! It makes me feel like I’m walking on a cloud. (Thanks to Sarah of Ampersand Photography for the image!)
And then I got really ambitious and asked my Granny to help me make a shorter version, this time in white. After eight hours in my Granny’s sewing room, I’m pretty sure she’ll never agree to work with tulle again. But holy cow, the result is sheeeer perfection. (Thanks to Natalie Franke for this one!)
The thing I love most about tulle skirts is how versatile they are- you can pair them with a cute tee and flats, or dress it up with a sparkly top and some heels. The skirt’s a show stopper for sure, I love getting stopped and complimented on it!
What do you all think? Is the tulle skirt a classic, or a quickly-fading fad?