How to Style and Wear a Princess Tulle Skirt for Every Day
One of my favorite skirt shapes is an A-Line princess tulle skirt.
Whenever I wear it, it always makes me feel fabulous. One thing I hear about this type of skirt silhouette from my clients over and over again is that’s it’s a bit difficult to mix it into everyday outfits because if it’s “princess-sy”, romantic-ethereal nature. So in this post I wanted to share with you an outfit formula suggestion that grounds the skirt to make it every-day-appropriate.
Here are the 3 steps to this formula:
- CHOOSE THE SKIRT TYPE WISELY.
The kind of skirt you choose for your outfit will make a big difference – opt for a skirt that isn’t an extreme A-line as it might make your lower body look too large – and thus out of proportion with your upper body. To avoid too much width, stray from stiff fabrics that puff out too much, and go for ones with drape instead – like layers of tulle & silk. Also, the length of the skirt is important – my favorite is a few inches above the ankle as it draws attention to my narrowest point as opposed to dragging the eyes down too low, which may overpower my frame – this is important if you’re on the petite side, like I am.
- GO FOR AN UNEXPECTED PAIRING.
The key to making an outfit have a more everyday-feel is adding a bit of contrast when it comes to the top. I prefer to choose patterned, fitted tees to counter-balance the volume & romantic feel of the skirt. Stripes, florals, gingham & even abstract prints create an unexpected combo that is equal parts fresh & stylish.
- FINISH STRONG WITH BOLD ACCESSORIES.
To give the ensemble even more urban chic, choose bold (and colorful) accessories that create a unique statement, taking the skirt to the next level. Again, playing on the opposites makes the Parisian whimsy of the piece stand out more, while making it feel suitable for a brunch, day at the office or just an afternoon in the park.
Do you have any favorite princess skirt stories you’d like to share? Please drop me a line in the comments below!
If you’re interested in learning more about how to put together elegant, cohesive and creative outfits that tell a story, please don’t hesitate to reach and schedule a Personal Styling Session with me!
Clothes sited for this outfit:
Skirt from Anthropologie (sold out, but I’ve included some great similar options), Perfect Fit Tee from J.Crew, Necklace from Gas Bijoux (similar styles linked), Labradorite & Gold Necklace, designed by me (Modnitsa Jewelry), Michael Kors Sandals (sold out, similar styles linked), EvocateurStyle Bracelet (similar styles linked), Bucket Bag by Kate Spade (sold out, similar styles included).
Photos by Kat Araujo