Whether you like tutus or not they are everywhere. A huge trend for this Spring, it's nearly impossible to miss. Would you say the look is hot or not?
TUTUS Gone CRAZY
The tutu trend is a delicate look that can easily go very wrong. Of course, if you are 5 this look is impossible to get wrong; however, if you are a young lady/woman trying to pull it off, it will take some editing.
Most importantly, do not wear a tutu too "literally". It can easily look like an explosion of tulle wrapped around your waste. The effect is far too childish, and will appear more like a cheap DIY ballet costume.
TUTUS AND YOUR BODY
This photo is an example of how tutus and body type make a huge difference. The look on the left is of a model for BCBG and the right is an attendee for the BCBG party wearing the same look.
It is clear how the tutu emphasize the hips, stomach and legs. It can easily make you look heavier than you actually are and emphasize places you do not want attention drawn to.
Ballet dancers are all extremely thin, and a tutu gives them the curves they otherwise would not have. If you have a curvy figure or an average size body, you must be incredibly careful with tutu lengths, fullness, and where it hits your waste.
HOW TO STYLE A TUTU
Who can forget Carrie Bradshaw's iconic tutu on, Sex in the City? However, lets take a moment to analyze why this look works. The skirt is "tutu inspired, and the fullness is minimal. It allows room to show off her shape and legs without being overwhelming. Pairing the skirt with a simple cotton tank keeps the look cool and effortless.
If you are ever unsure about trying a tutu, start off with a black one. The color black will keep you looking slimmer and it is easier to style.
I personally love my black tutus by Catherine Malandrino and Lanvin. I usually wear it casual with a knit sweater or blazer and some sort of belt.
MY FAVORITE TUTU LOOK
Honestly, nothing is more fun to wear than a skirt, tutu "inspired". This outfit by Rebecca Taylor is completely my style. The colors are soft and romantic, and the look is whimsical and easy. The skirt is bouncy and playful, but it does not scream, "I am a ballerina". The reference is slight, and the outcome is magical.