About Long Tulle Tutu Skirt
No longer the sole province of ballets like Giselle, the long tulle tutu skirt has new life as a fashion statement. Revived in 1998 as Carrie Bradshaw's signature look in "Sex and the City," these fashion-forward confections are gorgeous and easy to accessorize. Tulle is a delicate fabric made of fine netting, usually found in a ballerina's skirt or wedding veil. Because it tends to float, even with a ribbon or beaded hem, tulle skirts create a wide silhouette, resembling an upside-down flower. As with other garments, light colors exaggerate any width around the hips more than dark colors do. Slender women find that a short, light-colored tutu can flatter their figures more readily than a woman with wider hips. Likewise, a dark tulle skirt can flatter a curvier figure. To minimize your figure, look for a long tulle tutu skirt with fewer layers and wear a slip or opaque leggings underneath. To balance the tutu's extravagant silhouette, pair it with a slim top such as a cashmere sweater, a black or striped turtleneck, or even a flannel shirt tied at the midriff. For a feminine look, choose colors such as vanilla, canary, and, of course, pink. For a more dramatic look, consider black, khaki, wine, chocolate, or black over red tulle skirts. Wear the footwear that makes you happy, including ballet flats, ankle boots, or peekaboo pumps. Browse the vast inventory on eBay for a long tulle tutu skirt or two to add instant chic to your closet.