Time Tulle

Fashion’s floatiest fabric rises to power
  • 07 Mar - 13 Mar, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Fashion

Tulle’s journey to becoming a veritably chic fabric has been long and somewhat complicated. The textile initially embodied the feminine delicacy of graceful ballerinas adorned in fluffy tutus, as well as elegant brides enveloped in dreamy veils. But now, tulle has become a mode of edgy self-expression – and a bona fide fashion statement that extends well beyond the dance and bridal spheres.

Over the course of its sartorial history, tulle has been reimagined time and time again. Its transformation has spanned tiered skirts, textured tops and transparent maxi dresses. It’s become both a holiday staple and a dreamy fashion statement. But despite its diverse and varied presence in the style zeitgeist, tulle has long proven difficult to style. How do you wear a tulle skirt (or dress, or top) without skewing too ballerina, too bridal or too ’80s pop star?

Ahead, we’ve rounded up our favourite tulle outfits. May you never be uncertain of how to wear tulle, again.

Take a cue from Christian Dior and go dark and dramatic.

Remember, in your most extra moments, you can always go full ballerina by adorning a floral pink tulle evening gown.

The effacing tulle dupatta with golden embroidery and border makes your dupatta the focal point of your outfit.

Tulle is versatile and can be worn on everything from a dress to a top or even an outfit in another fabric with just tulle sleeves.

Tulle and polyester make an unlikely yet perfectly dramatic combination.

You will never go a frill too far, so the more layers on a tulle ensemble, the better.

Wear embellishments on your tulle choli for an extra dose of drama.