For those of you who know me, it's no secret that I love tulle skirts. They are one of my absolute fashion favorites. To me, tulle skirts are the epitome of femininity, grace, and elegance. When I was younger, I associated tulle skirts and dresses only with ballerinas and brides. I always fantasized about wearing tulle, and I’m elated that this trend has caught on.
I remember the Salt N' Pepa video "Tramp" having such a strong impact on me, because at the onset and ending of the video, Salt sauntered onto and off the screen wearing a black tutu with a drop waist and high-heeled booties.
Salt in "Tramp" video
And I'm sure we all remember Madonna rolling around in tulle during her 1984 MTV Awards performance of "Like A Virgin." Then in the 90's, we were introduced to Carrie Bradshaw from Sex and the City, who helped to redefine fashion and style, and breathed new life into the tulle skirt.
"Carrie" from Sex and the City
When I got married, everyone expected me to wear a sleek fitted gown, but I fulfilled my dream of donning a voluminous tulle skirt. I thought that would be one of the only times in my life where I’d actually have a chance to wear a cascade of sheer bliss, but I was wrong about that. Tulle skirts have solidified themselves as a fashion staple for fabulous fashionistas everywhere. I’m happy to say that my wardrobe of tulle skirts is constantly growing.
There are so many variations of the tulle skirt, and women continue to remix and evolve this trend year after year. They’re such an easy way to make a bold statement, and despite the fact that they’re more mainstream than ever, tulle skirts continue to be a head-turner. They can be paired with tees, tanks, dressy shells, denim shirts, moto jackets, and an assortment of sandals, sneakers, shoes, and boots to create a unique and powerful look. Tulle continues to make appearances on the runways of couture shows season after season, and new iterations of the looks continue to trickle down to retail stores everywhere.
A few years after my wedding, I decided to have the skirt of my wedding ensemble shortened so I could wear it again. I paired it with a statement tee and white go-go boots!
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