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FUTURE OF FASHION: Yep, Tulle Skirts Are Trending Again
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Chunky-jeweled statement necklaces, espadrille wedges, duster jackets — at some point in the mid-2010s, pieces like these drifted to the the back our closets, entering a new phase of lost and forgotten fashion. But, you know how the cycle works: one minute, TikTok's calling something 'cheugy' (that word was pretty short-lived, wasn't it?), and the next, the exact trend is back in rotation, appearing on all the runways and red carpets.

Tulle skirts are among the latest to bubble back up in 2022, complementing popular aesthetics like balletcore and Regencycore. We saw the voluminous bottom included in both spring and fall collections, and when Gigi Hadid posed in her own baby blue version, we realized tulle skirts are more than just fancy and feminine — they can actually be kind of laid-back and casual, too.

Truthfully, there are plenty of ways to transform your old tulle skirt (or even a new, updated version) into a look that feels fresh and modern. From romantic to sexy, check out these outfit ideas, ahead.

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Tulle Skirts are Trending

They first began popping up on the spring runways last fall, being featured in collections for Alexander McQueen and Christian Siriano. Now, celebrities and influencers are catching on, incorporating them into their outfits both on and off the red carpet.

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...And They're Sticking Around for a While

If you don't already have this piece tucked away in your closet, it's a worthy investment. The tulle skirt trend is only beginning to ramp back up, and was even spotted in fall collections for Brandon Maxwell, Off-White, and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi. Right now, you can shop the trend at ASOS, Anthropologie, Net-a-Porter, Farfetch, Nasty Gal, and more.

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Gigi Hadid Is On Board

The model wore a baby blue tulle skirt while shooting a Maybelline campaign in NYC. Her outfit proved the statement piece can indeed be dressed down, especially when styled with an oversized sweatshirt, blazer, and sneakers. 

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Carrie Bradshaw May Have Served as Inspiration

The Sex and the City character does love her tulle skirts, and even rewore a white option in the show's reboot, And Just Like That. Her elaborate look made us fall in love with this trend all over again.

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Tulle Skirts Are Statement Pieces

While they really pop against basics like sweatshirts and tees, they're also elevated enough for formal events. If you're looking for an easy idea that works for all dress codes, try going monochromatic, a move that Symone pulled at Christian Siriano's Fall 2022 show.

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But It Is Possible to Tone Them Down

Balance out this poufy piece with a structured jacket or button-down, then skip the heels in favor of chunky socks and loafers. Alternatively, going with solid, neutral shade, such as black or gray, will help your tulle skirt to feel subtle instead of over-the-top.

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Tulle Skirts Tie in with Balletcore

If you're into this rising, dance-inspired aesthetic, allow your 'tutu' to steal the spotlight. Pair it with an everyday tank or sleek bodysuit before completing your look with understated sandals or ballet flats.

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Wear One with a T-shirt

Treat your tulle skirt as a replacement for jeans or any old maxi and wear it in a more casual way. Style it with a graphic tee and your trustiest pair of sneakers to create a cute yet low-effort combination.

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Play Around with Pants

Experiment with layers and proportions by wearing a sheer skirt over some jeans or trousers. Not only is it unexpected and fashion-forward pairing, it's a great way to add a pop of color — and some oomph — to your outfit.

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Slip On a Pair of Heels

When styling a tulle skirt, the go-to shoe tends to be dainty stilettos. However, if you're bored of the classics, switch things up with a more modern alternative, such as a platform heel or something super strappy.

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...Or Go the Opposite Route

Tulle skirts have a reputation of being sweet and princess-like, but a pair of chunky boots and a leather jacket will help to toughen them up. And give your whole look a dose of nostalgic verve.