The Style Corner: The Tutu Skirt
I never did ballet as a child, but admire any skilled activity that comes with its own stylish wardrobe;). This romantic skirt, also known as the tutu, has come a long way since in debuted at the Paris Opera in 1832 and has become an elegant to rock at any classy affair.
I scored this classic black number at Mint Market Boutique, paired it with jet black tights, a black tube top and a crop jacket. I added silver pumps from Charlotte Russe and a metal clutch I already owned to turn this into a red-carpet or 5-star dinner date look.
The tutu skirt was so fabulous I actually bought two:). This one is a Mint Market Boutique exclusive pink color. I wore it to New York Fashion Week and paired it with faux-fur lined, over-the-knee boots from Rainbow and a Heather-grey turtleneck from Amazon. It was
a disrespectful 6 degrees on the day I rocked this look, so the high boots and full coverage top was a fashion-do.
Tutus can be worn flawlessly by any body type as long as you keep the proportions simple. Since they are voluminous, they are best paired with close fitting tops (like tube tops and turtlenecks). Also, they are eye-catching pieces, so avoid piling on heavy accessories that will distract from the classic look.
Lastly, just about any hairstyle looks amazing with this look. I wore my hair down with both outfits (straight with extensions for my all black outfit and with a long messy fishtail braid for my pink one) but know a classic updo would up the ante for inclusion on your peers’ “best dressed” list.
-XOXO Charell Star | Not Just A Girl In A Dress