Tulle was originally the fabric upon which lace is stitched. It was not an official fabric until a factory in Tulle, France started mass producing it, thus making it more affordable. Queen Victoria started the tulle tradition by wearing it as a veil for her wedding in 1870. From that point forward, it was used in every wedding way imaginable. Tulle is sometimes overused in poufy petticoats that resemble whipped-like topping that engulf the body. However, this week’s collection show classier options use tulle to its advantage by delicately layering it over silks or with rows of ruffles.
Birds of a Feather: Beaded flowers with feathers accent the skirt of the dress. The natural waist is wrapped in English net and emphasized with the feather flower. Sweetheart neckline adds oomph to the bust with surplice detailing. (Watters; $1000)
Three Tiers To You: A dropped waist and trumpet silhouette emphasizes the curves of your body. The tiers of organza and tulle ripple down the skirt in a loose and organic fashion. Lace detailing compliment the fitted bodice and flutters of the skirt. (Watters; $1500-3000)
Whisper Sweet Nothings: This illuminating dresses has layers upon layers of gossamer fabric that cascade from the empire waist. This sweetheart strapless frock features a small notable bow in the center of the bust. Lace detail throughout this a-line tenderly designed dress. (Pronovias; $1500-3000)
Belle of the Ball: This alabaster colored dress ball gown grabs your attention with its full a-line skirt. The filmy layers of tulle floats over the silk under layer. A muted raspberry satin ribbon wraps the waist. (Jasmine Collection; $500-1000)
Tankini: The wrapped obi-like waist with bead detailing creates an illusion of a longer torso. The tulle descends gracefully from the ball gown skirt and floast just above the ground. (Demetrios; $500-1000)
Ethereal Angel: This strapless dress has a vaporous feel, as the English net softly hovers over the body in an empire silhouette. A beads and crystals speckle under the bust and attract the eye. (Emerald Bridal; $500-1000
Vogue: Strike a pose in this strapless stunner. Embroidery decorates the bodice embroidery drips down the skirt adding color to the dress. The skirt is made of tulle sways with every step, while a sweep train trails along behind you. (Allure Bridal; $500-1000)
Tiers for Fears: The spaghetti straps and a scoop neckline flatters the neck and shoulders. Rows of ruffles as light as air fabric billow with the gentlest of breezes, as they surround the body. Rows of ruffles drift in a downward manner to the chapel train. Sparkles and detailing accent the asymmetrical skirt. (Demetrios Sposabella; $1000-1500)
Are you tulled out or would you wear a dress with tulle?