Gone are the days of only utilizing tulle for fancy dress and all things formal. Tulle fabric has made its way into ready-to-wear fashion from the beginning of the year until the end, including trends that range from spring to winter. Create looks from sophisticated to feminine, all adding a little extra oomph for your everyday wardrobe!
Wearing tulle goes beyond ballerina skirts as street style, and designer runways are reinventing the norms associated with tulle. Combining tulle with everyday staples is just one way to incorporate one of this year’s favorite fabrics into your wardrobe.
A tulle skirt is known for its volume. It can pair well with edgy, feminine, casual, and formal pieces to give an overall look that varies vastly. Tulle skirts can vary in volume and range in length from just above the knee to midi length, which increases its wearability. Elevate a tulle skirt by playing with different textures, like fur and knitwear, for more visual appeal.
Where there’s tulle, there’s usually lots of fabric, and that rings true for tulle blouses. Popular tulle blouses options include puffy sleeves and a cinched peplum style (you can snag the look using Mood’s free sewing pattern!) One clever, and less predictable, way to rock the tulle trend is to add accents of tulle to a blazer, as Alexander McQueen and Rodarte did in their fall collections.
The runways for 2022 were flooded with tulle ensembles, from mini dresses to full-length gowns. While some tulle gowns took a more avant-garde approach, there is also a selection of dresses that offer more subtle tulle inclusions that can be adapted into everyday life. From ruffles of tulle to tiers of tulle to add volume, there’s plenty of tulle for the taking.
Stepping into a more spring-appropriate tulle trend, there is a lot of buzz around pastels this year and every spring season. Tulle in pastels is feminine and fun, especially when playing with styles that mix daring and more reserved together. Adding a pastel color of tulle is an instant way to bring a playful element to an outfit.
In all honesty, anything with tulle does look a bit formal, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If a tulle top looks runway ready, it means you don’t have to put in quite as much effort to look put together. The interest and drama that tulle provides makes it a unique fabric, and it’s exciting to find ways to tie it into everyday wear. These tulle trends make it even easier to find ways to integrate it into my sewing projects and wardrobe in a more wearable way.
What do you plan to make with tulle this spring? Let us know in the comments down below!