In fashion terms, Carrie Bradshaw epitomises the tulle skirt. The $5 bargain bin skirt that SJP had to persuade the directors of Sex and the City to let her wear has become one of her most desired looks – a hard feat when talking about one of the most influential fashion icons ever ( a bit biased but she’s my favourite). This brave style move from Sarah Jessica helped her secure her reputation as a woman who could pull off anything. All you needed was a confident stride in a pair of Loubs and a New York street.
Nowadays, the blogosphere seem to have embraced the tulle skirt and given it a new lease of life. Not predominantly seen on the catwalk, this is a trend that’s evolved from fellow fashionistas, not the designers for a change. It’s a look that craves a certain amount of attention – you can’t just throw on anything with it. The billowing shape has to be balanced out structurally and the elegant material roughened up with some careful styling. Team with a 3/4 sleeve knit or a long sleeved crop and stick to know more than two colour palettes. Monochrome works beautifully and gives the skirt a sophisticated tone. Alternatively, adopt a light hearted approach and show off your fun side by mixing colour – a pastels/bold brights combo can work beautifully. Accessorise with a gold chunky belt, head scarf and a leather jacket to roughen up the skirt and create the perfect balance. Oh, and keep the length midi to stay on trend!