Whenever I wear a tulle skirt, I just can’t feel more feminine and refreshing with its elegant yet playful design!
While we may not wear these cuties on daily basis like jeans, I truly believe it’s so worth it to invest in a nice quality tulle skirt.
You know, for the days that we want to look a bit more whimsy, a tulle skirt is always the perfect choice to go with!
While people always think only tall and slim girls can pull off the dreamy tulle skirt look, this is definitely not the case!
If you pay attention to details, you will realize tulle skirts can be flattering regardless of the body shape!
So here are my 7 tips on how to wear a tulle skirt as a plus-size without looking fat!
1. Avoid tulle skirts with more than 2 layers to minimize the bulk
Everything has to be given and take.
If you want to minimize the volume of your lower body, you should avoid the tulle skirt with too many layers.
From my experience, a dress with more than two layers will look really flouncy, and unavoidably, that makes your hip and waist area looks way wider.
The number of layers really makes a huge difference in your body figure, so always try your tulle skirt on instead of shopping online!
2. Wear a monochrome outfit to elongate your body figure
I adore the monochrome look when it comes to a tulle skirt. Not only does this makes you look effortlessly chic (even if you don’t have any fashion sense).
But for practical reasons, tone on tone always makes you look taller and slimmer!
As a bulky item, a tulle dress isn’t easy to carry at all. With the volume, it can visually drag your body down and makes you look a bit clumsy.
In this case, we should always minimize the colors on our outfits and let the tulle dress be the only highlight.
With the similar shade of colors of your top and dress, the tulle dress can blend in easily and can visually elongate your body.
Vice versa, with two highly contrasting colors, that visually divide you into two-part instead of one long figure.
So ladies, always style your tulle skirt with a similar color tone if you want to look more dressed up, elegant, and polished!
A pink top with a lavender tulle skirt is truly gorgeous!
3. Avoid floor-length tulle skirts to look taller
Yes I know, a floor-length tulle dress can be a romantic gown and party dress.
But when it comes to daily wear, I do think the knee-length dress and over-the-knee dress are more flattering to most of our figure.
I have a painful experience when I wore a floor-length tulle dress at a party but my friend said I look like a short scouring pad…
As I’ve said, a tulle dress can easily add heaviness and drag our bodies down.
An easy way to balance that up is by showing our ankle areas. As ankles are always one of the thinnest body parts, that can make a big contrast with the tulle dress and make you appear to be taller.
If you are a petite girl, a hemline just above the knee is always flattering and works best when it comes to contouring your body proportion.
No matter what you think about how dreamy the maxi tulle dress is, trust me on this!
4. Wear an off-shoulder or V-neck top to balance out the bulkiness of the tulle skirt
When it comes to tulle skirts, always follow the “Tight for top x Loose for dress” golden rule and you still be okay!
As a tulle skirt already will widen your lower body part, it’s important to wear a fitted outfit for the top to balance that up.
A nice fitted shirt is always a good choice.
However, if you want to level up your game, try wearing an off-shoulder top or at least a nice slim-cut V-neck shirt.
Again, showing the clavicle and neckline just sheds the sagginess of the outfit and makes you look more light-weighted as a whole.
Plus, off shoulder top can always bring out femininity and sexiness – I love it!
As a side note, please don’t wear a round-neck shirt or turtleneck – that will make your face look bigger in general!
5. Wear a Corset belt with a tutu dress to accentuate your curves
Most people tell you to wear a belt with a tutu dress.
But again, if you want to look more put together, consider wearing a corset belt to accentuate your shape even more!
I’ve tried wearing a regular belt with a tutu dress and that’s certainly not bad. I am glad that it does highlight the high waist area and makes me look slimmer.
However, the effect is not obvious. When I try wearing the structured corset belt, this just instantly hides my muffin top and belly away.
The hard fabric can also tame the tulle dress and keep them in a nice shape even on those windy days.
Another benefit is you can always keep your back straight with the corset belt and that makes you walk in your lovely tulle skirt with confidence!
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6. Pay attention to the colors and fabric of your tulle dress
Fabric matters. If you want to look slimmer, choose a fabric like silk and polyamide instead of chiffon.
Chiffon usually adds the most bulkiness when compared to the other fabric.
If you want a chiffon tulle dress, at least you can choose the dress with ONLY the chiffon as the overlay instead of every single layer.
Another no-brainer tip is always to choose dark colors instead of bright colors.
But does that mean you can wear only black and dark colors? Of course not!
Other low saturation colors like khaki, soft pink, and light blue look great too as they are certainly not as attention-grabbing as the bright tone like shocking pink and red.
Plus, we can always carry soft colors like monochrome wearing so don’t worry too much!
7. Wear heels instead of platform shoes and sneakers
We know we shouldn’t wear sneakers with tulle skirts but is that mean any shoes with height are perfect? Not really!
With soft and light fabric like chiffon, tulle dresses always give people a sense of floatiness.
That being said, it is always best to style the dress with delicate, light-weighted shoes like heels.
If you want your legs visually elongate,d even more, pairing nude heels with a similar skin tone of your legs is a no-brainer.
As for platform shoes, I think they are the perfect choice when it comes to styling flared jeans.
But for the tulle skirt, they are a bit cumbersome visually and the vibes just don’t go well with the dress.
Plus, that can make your legs look thicker, especially the one with ankle stripes!
So ladies, here are the 7 tips on how to wear a tulle skirt plus size without looking fat!
Let’s have a quick recap first.
- Avoid tulle skirts with more than 2 layers to minimize the bulk
- Wear a monochrome outfit to elongate your body figure
- Avoid floor-length tulle skirts to look taller
- Wear an off-shoulder or V-neck top to balance out the bulkiness of the tulle skirt
- Wear a Corset belt with a tutu dress to accentuate your curves
- Pay attention to the colors and fabric of your tulle dress
- Wear heels instead of platform shoes and sneakers
I really easily get mad when someone told me plus size or curvy girls can’t wear tulle dresses.
I mean, who set that rules? Women, regardless of color, height and size, can always wear the clothes they want!
So ladies, don’t hesitate anymore and wear your tulle dress with your girl boss vibes!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy these 7 tips and that’s useful to you!
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