Tutus have been ignored for too long, cast to the side and not taken seriously as legitimate clothing. Enough is enough. Nobody puts
baby tutu in the corner. There are ways to wear tutu-esque skirts without looking too much like a failed ballerina with a sad inability to let go of the glory days. We’ll tell you how after the jump.Do
- Avoid over the top ballerina references by choosing a top that’s minimally leotard-like. A fitted white capsleeve blouse with chunky fake pearls is cool. A plain fitted tee also works, as does a tee with some embellishment at the neck. You can even do a white racerback tank as long as you do some sort of rough and chunky necklace to keep it from all being too sweet. We like a multi-strand gunmetal or silver chain necklace.
- Choose a super high heel instead of flats. If your shirt’s simple and you don’t want to look too dressed up, a black patent round toe pump works well. If you’re going all out, a strappy, rough-looking sandal is the way to go.
- Add a slim boyfriend blazer to the mix. Nothing too short or over-sized, please.
- Even think about wearing a leotard with that tutu.
- Wear shoes that lace around the ankle, you’ll be getting too literal.
- Carry a tote or over-large bag with this outfit, it’ll look too heavy.
- Get too cutesy with the accessories. Strong cuffs, chunky rings and bad ass necklaces are the key. Delicate jewelry and hair accessories are to be avoided, you’re already wearing a tutu, after all.
- Wear a loose top with your tutu. The skirt’s already voluminous and you’ll look over-large if you don’t go with a fitted shirt.