Tulle skirts have become increasingly popular recently, and for good reasons. Something I really enjoy about these skirts is the different lengths in which they come, enabling you to experiment with them. The material has an elegant image, resulting in a fantastical ‘Snow Queen’ feeling, one that my inner child cannot resist. Tulle is best known for its use in ballet tutus, which were first used by the dancer Marie Taglioni in 1832. It enabled freer movement for dancers, while framing the body beautifully due to its ability to hold its shape well while being light-weight.
Tulle is manipulated in various ways by designers to produce different effects. Importantly, these skirts can also be styled in a sophisticated manner for cocktail parties by pairing it with glamourous accessories, and dressed down for daytime attire with an oversized denim jacket and sneakers.This makes them perfect for attending festive office parties, after a day out Christmas shopping. And can easily be made glitzy with some sparkly heels, to see you right through to the New Year.
Photos copyright by Claudia Prieler
Ballerinas: Maria Yakovleva, Hanna Gumpinger