Must buy: The Tulle Skirt

One of the hottest trends of Spring-summer 2017 is the tulle skirt. In fact, street-style evidence from the 4 fashion week destinations show that many fashionistas have already jumped on the bandwagon and are channeling this trend in advance.

Asos Tulle Skirt | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
Buy this Asos tulle skirt here.

Tulle, is essentially net and it may be made from silk, nylon or rayon. Used primarily as fabric for wedding gowns, lehengas, veils and as tutus for little girls, the latter half of 2016 notices a shift in its functionality –  this once-in-a-blue-moon fabric is slowly inching its way into your everyday closet. Hurray!

Asos Tulle Skirt | Chai High is an Indian Fashion Blog started by Shivani Krishan
But this Asos Tulle Prom Skirt here.

 

I understand that you may feel like this trend is not for you. That it’s too girlish and too princess-like for your refined (and sophisticated) fashion sense. But, trust me on this – the tulle skirt is more versatile than it may seem. For starters, everybody doesn’t have to buy the rose-coloured prom version. You can buy a black mini net version and team it with a black vest or black jacket for instant edginess. If you feel black is too gothic for you, you can choose a deep red or maroon version. If you’re feeling modest, there are tulle maxi skirts too – Indians, these are surprisingly similar to our net lehengas, so you can buy one and innocently wear it with a heavy blouse to your BFF’s sangeet.

The tulle skirt is a flouncy, candy-like item that every closet will benefit from. It’s great for days when you really want to dress up different, it promises to be your “happy-dress” – Mine is a ruffled version right now.

In fact, if you want some inspiration, here are some images I pulled out from Pinterest that are sure to make you want to buy this trend right away.

Happy Tulle-spiration. 🙂

 

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5 ways to wear a skirt.

  1. With a top (duh)

    Obviously. But in case you’re at a loss of which top to wear, wear a vest or ganjee tucked into your floral skirt.

How to wear your skirt in innovative

 

2. Under a dress.

A skirt is a good way to add length to your favourite mini dress. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, team prints together.

Layer your skirt under a dress | 5 ways to wear a skirt

3. Over a dress

If you’re bored of everything in your wardrobe, layering a floral skirt over an old dress can totally revamp the look.

How to wear a skirt in 5 different ways | Wear it over a dress

4. Under an oversized shirt or jacket

Throw on a denim or houndstooth jacket/oversized shirt over your top-skirt combo.

How to wear your skirt in 5 ways | Wear it under an oversized jacket or shirt

 

5. Under a slit dress

Have a dress or tunic with a surprisingly high slit? Wear a skirt underneath for a fun peekaboo moment.

How to wear your skirt in 5 ways | Wear it under a slit dress

 

Okay, that’s all for now.

Tell me what you think about this post in the comments below. 🙂

 

Midi skirt, sorry we didn’t acknowledge you sooner.

Say hello to the midi skirt. Already a few seasons old, the trend is yet to gain mass acceptance amongst self-proclaimed fashionistas and the youth. And it’s kind of surprising as Indian celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and gang have already worn the midi on numerous occasions.

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Indian celebrities and how they chose to wear the midi skirt.

Although I won’t recommend wearing it the way these gorgeous women have (read the top they’ve chosen to pair with the skirt), this example tells you that the midi skirt is flattering. And very much in vogue.

Then why are we still shying away from it?

Chances are, it’s our obsession with mini skirts and all things short that beat the midi out of the race, every time we go shopping.

And maybe because we can never understand what top will go with the midi skirt.

Check out how these women are pulling off the midi. See, how they’ve paired it with everything from sweaters, bralets and camisoles to even a collared shirt!

Still not sure? Buy a basic tank top from Forever 21 and team it up with your midi skirt. Accessorise with a simple neckpiece like this or this. .

Alternatively, you can choose to go modest with a top like this.

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Or you could choose to wear a well fitted denim top with your midi. Like this.

 

Or you could wear it with a simple check top. Like this.

To buy your top, click here.

Okay. So now, hopefully I have alleviated any fears you may have had about the midi skirt.

So read right on, and check out the 5 cutest midi skirts in the market.

  1. The thigh-high slit skirt | Zara | Rs. 2,890

 

2. First time florals | Zara | Rs. 3,490

 

3. Hot spring nights | Rs. 2799 | Buy it here

 

4. Unexpected romance | Rs. 2250 | Buy it here

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5. Play it safe midi | Rs. 1,699 | Buy it here

 

 

I hope I’ve convinced you to step out of your comfort zone of blue jeans and white tops.

The length of the midi makes it safe for work, while a change into a skimpier top in the evening can make you date-ready in seconds.

Until, my next post.

Happy shopping. 🙂

 

Not to forget, here are the lovely blogs and websites from which i have borrowed
my images.
http://blog.styleestate.com/
www.vogue.in
www.celebuzz.com

www.lolobu.com

http://thewowstyle.com/

http://www.bedazelive.com/

http://www.prettydesigns.com/

http://shopruche.com/

www.bloglovin.com

http://laceandlocks.com/

http://www.halliedaily.com/

http://fashiongum.com/