Personal Style: Tips for Wearing a Tulle Dress w/ VIPme

Check out this pretty butterfly-covered tulle dress - a bee liked it so much that it spent a while buzzing around the embodied butterflies, by Rosa Fairfield.

Photographs by Linda Smith












ABOUT THE DRESS

I think this is the perfect, fancy summer garden party dress. I can imagine lounging on a pretty garden swing, with a champagne glass in my hand... sort of like, a slightly posh but bohemian affair. The kind where people walk around with no shoes on but discuss political affairs (or maybe these kind of things just happen in my imagination).

I know i've gone for more of an evening look here, but I also think you could create a great relaxed boho look with this dress, flat sandals and flowers in loose long hair. Then run through a field of wild grass.

Anyway... the dress is comfortable and good quality for the price. It's delicate but I don't feel too worried about damaging it when I wear it, which is always a good thing. My favourite thing about the dress is the embroidered butterflies, which is why I picked it out.

I also find the mesh see-through panel, at the bottom of this dress, interesting. It allows you to show off your shoes, which sometimes can get hidden with a maxi dress. This also makes it better for wearing heels, as I think heels with a normal long maxi dress can look kinda weird. It also draws attention to the beautiful embroidered butterflies.

I would say though, if you are going to buy this dress, it was a little big around the waist on me... so, it might be worth considering buying a size smaller, if you can. 

TIPS FOR WEARING A TULLE DRESS

Go long or go home

Tulle definitely looks better if it's long or over the knee. It creates a sophisticated kind of vibe. I think it depends on what kinda tulle you're talking about though. If it's super puffy, then it's going to look best in a bellow-the-knee midi length. If it's just one or two layers of tulle, it will look okay in a slightly shorter length or as a maxi dress, like this one.

Try a mesh top

On this dress, the sleeves and the top is see-through mesh. I think this adds some interest to the look and stops the whole effect from being too over-powering. If you are feeling brave you could even go for a full mesh top.

Rock chick it up

Tulle doesn't always have to be super feminine. If you wear some cool studded boots and a leather jacket, you can easily create a rock chick look. That would be a great way of transforming this dress from a evening look to daywear. It would work well for watching a fashion show. (Okay, so I seriously want to shoot some more photographs of this dress in that style now.)

Wear a top over it

This is something I'm always doing with my tulle dresses in the daytime.  If I want a more sophisticated workwear look, I put on a shirt over the top. If I want a daytime causal look, then I wear a t-shirt over the top. Making the dress look like a skirt allows you to have a completely different look and means the dress is versatile.




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Comments

  1. This dress from VIPshop looks so stunning on you babe, absolutely love how you have styled it. Thanks for sharing the styling tips :)

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    1. Thanks so much :) I'm glad you like it :)

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  2. butterfly, wow, so pretty dress, I love it so much. :)
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  3. I love the butterflies on the dress. You look stunning. http://www.mrsqbeauty.com

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    1. Thank-you, I'm glad you like the butterflies as much as I do.

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  4. I love how delicate it looks<3
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  5. The detail of that dress is beautiful! You styled it perfectly x

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  6. The embroidered butterflies on your tulle maxi-dress are gorgeous! I've noticed sheer tulle haute couture is still very much in style, and I love the look myself. Your hairstyle and lipstick looked very pretty in these outfit photos. I just visited the VIPshop website and saw that the dress is sold out, but they have a lot of other pretty fashions there.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I'm obsessed with the sheer tulle haute couture look.

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  7. Oh I see the bee and the dress is looks like its straight out of a fairy tale <3

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  9. Such a beautiful dress! you are looking so glam on this outfits...
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