Glamazon Guide: How To Style a Tutu


If my tutu post earlier this year proved anything, it’s that not everybody thinks they can pull off a tulle skirt. I tend to disagree, and so do a ton of bloggers. In fact, tutus are pretty popular among the street style set and it’s easy to see why. They’re whimsical, feminine and reminiscent of our beloved Carrie Bradshaw.


But how do you translate the trend into one you can actually wear? With some style cues from bloggers like Gabi Fresh, Channing in the City and Consider Me Lovely, and advice from my blogger bestie LoveBrownSugar, I came up with a few tips.

1. Pair your tutu with basics.


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A tulle skirt is a bold statement so you don’t want it to compete with the rest of your outfit. By pairing it with neutrals, you keep the attention on the skirt.


A gray shirt is the perfect compliment to a pretty pink tutu, spotted on Walkin Wonderland.


Channing in The City nails this look with a navy blazer and white top.


I especially love that Gabi Fresh paired her tutu with a leather jacket, a white tank and boots thus dressing it down and letting the tutu take the spotlight.

2. Choose a monochromatic tutu.


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Since tutus are already so bold, get a monochromatic skirt. If the skirt is all one color, it’ll keep the look from being too busy.


Here, the entire look is in a pretty shade of pastel which shifts the focus to the difference in texture (tulle vs. knits) as opposed to the difference in color.

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Girl With Curves is stunning in these two tulle ensembles, which feature contrasting colors in the chicest way possible.

3. Keep the accessories simple.


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The accessories worn with a tulle skirt should be complimentary but not distracting. You can certainly go for a bolder shoe if the tutu is a subtle color (for example, a mint tulle skirt with red pumps) but if you’re unsure, neutral pumps will never steer you wrong.


I love how Consider Me Lovely anchors her tutu skirt with a black bag and brown peep toe sandals.


Silver accessories are the perfect accent for tulle skirts since they’re neutral but still provide a bit of whimsy, as seen on Trendy Taste.


Shop some of my fave tutus here:

Would you wear a tutu, Glamazons? If so, how would you style it?



Glamazon Jessica

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  • I’ve been eyeing Sofistafunk skirts. I still have no idea what I’d wear with one, I just want to TWIRL!

    • I’m late but I had no idea about Sofistafunk skirts. I’m on their site now, the gathering collection?! Ima need all of those. And by all means, please go forth and twirl!

      • I was put onto them because Afrobella wore a stunning purple dress by them a few years back at the 2012 Oscars. Just gorgeous work.

        • I remember that dress! Yes, totally in love with their skirts. You will see some on here soon (I hope) :)

  • Channy B

    Yesss!! I can now purchase a tutu and just be gone with the wind fabulous.. thank you for letting me know

    • yay can’t wait to see it – it would look so cute on you!

  • Tabitha Salome

    I just ordered a tutu!! This has been so helpful!

  • LexiWithTheCurls

    This is the perfect post! I too was wondering if I could rock a tutu right but you gave me a ton of ideas!!! I see that UO one is on sale too!! I might have to order it!

    • Aww that’s awesome. You should totally get the UO one – you’d slay. Now if we can only convince Christina, we can do a tutu #FabFriday :)

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