#OOTN – Playing Dress Up with a Puffy Tulle Skirt

7th July

Wearing a puffy tulle skirt

There are some things that we never outgrow. One of those things, for me, is playing dress up. You can call it dressing up. But let’s be real. Sometimes it’s just playing dress up. I wonder if you can relate.

Close up of my puffy skirt outfit

That’s why getting this skirt as a gift from a sweet friend put a big smile on my face. It isn’t something I would have bought for myself. It doesn’t really fit in with my work environment nor is it my usual date night look. But it is soooo much fun!

I’ve been noticing that this silhouette is on trend at the moment. One brand that is really taking up the look is Ted Baker. Every time I pass by one of their store windows, I see several of these puffy ballerina-like skirts.

Feeling a flamenco vibe

Ultimate in Feminine

They are the ultimate in feminine. But they can be tricky to pull off. I’ve tried on those silk Ted Baker skirts with pleated waistlines. The waist, in fact, is my favorite area to highlight. But unfortunately, those pleats visually add weight there.

What typically makes these skirts challenging for yours truly (of shapely legs) are above-the-knee hems. The silhouette becomes dowdy. Or let me put it this way: they make me look more like the elephant at the circus than the tightrope walker.

When I tried on this particular skirt, however, I was intrigued. It works! The area below the waist is not bulked up with stiff pleats. That’s because it’s made of tulle, a fabric that’s trending lately.

Accessories with my tulle skirt outfit

And the hemline hits my leg at the most flattering spot: that narrow part just below the knee.

Since red and black are already a dramatic pair – hence, perfect for “dress up”! – I could have styled the skirt with a black top. But, I decided to go for the gusto with more red.

Side view of puffy tulle skirt #ootn

Since this outfit reminds me of a flamenco dancer, I wore these sandals which to me, give off that same vibe.

I hope you like my puffy tulle skirt dress-up outfit. When this post comes out I will be with Mark in Spain (and then Italy). That’s why you may have noticed that we’re publishing only twice a week these days – it’s only temporary though! I hope you won’t mind a slight delay in response to your comments. Hasta pronto and ciao!

Playing dress up with a puffy tulle skirt

I wore: Gifted skirt / Milly silk top / Sophia Z shoes / Furla bag / Prada sunglasses / Earrings and bracelet from the Picasso Museum in Barcelona

xo, janea

26 COMMENTS

26 responses to “#OOTN – Playing Dress Up with a Puffy Tulle Skirt”

  1. Nancy Baten says:

    I think the skirt is gorgeous! So stylish and elegant!

  2. Yesbabyonline says:

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  3. Paola Lauretano says:

    Stunning is the word for you girl!
    Totally besotted with your skirt!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

  4. Laurie says:

    I love a red and black mix. I also love your sandals! Great look! xx
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

  5. Yvonne says:

    I think you look fabulous in this outfit. I love the skirt and the red lace on it! That bracelet is so beautiful. Love all the details!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

  6. Kris says:

    Love the look!

    Have an awesome day!
    xx Kris

    https://dreamingofpink.wordpress.com

  7. Monica . Mes Voyages à Paris says:

    Such a lovely skirt!! Looks good on you!
    xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: LACE DRESS & LA VIBES…

  8. Vanessa says:

    Janea,
    I love how feminine this skirt is! The bright red is stunning on you! Playing dress up is always the best!

    xoxo,
    Vanessa
    http://www.whatwouldvwear.com

  9. Gemma says:

    Oh wow Janea you look absolutely gorgeous! I love the skirt and all the pretty details.

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

  10. Ashley says:

    This skirt is so gorgeous- the embroidery over the tulle is such a cool feature!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  11. Dominique says:

    Gorgeous! You’re so right about Ted Baker, every time I go in their store I fall more in love with all the pretty dresses! xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

  12. Rachel says:

    The skirt is pretty awesome! Such a lovely look!

    http://chicglamstyle.com

  13. nikoline says:

    I love the skirt, it is so pretty! And you look beautiful <3

    TheNormcoreRebel


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