I tried to resist that most cliche of fashion blogger cliches, I really did… but it happened in the end. I got a tulle skirt.
I hope you don’t think less of me now… I promise, I still have original ideas! Or at least, more original than this one. What can I say, I too have that little girl inside me that just wants to wear a big princess dress all day. I haven’t met many women who don’t have this inner child – although I think for many it lays dormant until we one day shop for our wedding dress and BAM gimme ALL the skirt! I know very many people who’ve gone shopping for a sleek, chic wedding dress and came out of the shop seeming bewildered that they had bought the biggest dress in the shop. I totally get it. It’s hard to find a time to wear a huge dress and for it to be appropriate outside of the most dressed up day of your life. That, to me, is the underlying reason why so many women love the tulle skirt – lots of us secretly love the girly girl drama and it’s a way to work it into your day-to-day look.
So that’s exactly what I’ve tried to do with this Lindybop skirt. And no, it’s not original and it’s not clever, to wear one with a stripey top, but… so what. Cliches are often cliches for a reason – it looks good. This skirt is three layers of tulle over a satin-y underskirt and it’s pretty good for the everyday, actually, because it’s not too big. I’ve got my canvas underskirt on here, but the satin lining is quite closely fitted so I’m not sure it added much volume, if any, in the end. This is not a ballerina-esque tulle skirt like you sometimes see, it is just quite a good one for the daytime, if you like that kind of thing. I’m wearing a 10 here because the size guide indicated the 8 would have been too small – it probably would have been although the 10’s a bit too big. I’d say follow the waist size on the guide for this one. I haven’t altered the length, and do bear in mind if you’re taller than my 5’1″ it’s going to be closer to the knee on you.
Earrings: bridesmaid gift!
Skirt: c/o Lindybop
Bag: Ollie & Nic (old)
Shoes: Lindybop (all available colours)