Tulle goes two ways — either its the domain of ballerinas and bridesmaids, or found on dated emo kids from the Myspace era. With SS’17, tulle has become a staple on the RTW runways, returning to its feminine roots and distanced from the block-coloured pastel or black layers. Instead of mini-skirts, you’ll find tulle adapted into shorts, maxi skirts, or as a trim to add depth to a sleek dress. Labels like Dior, Dries Van Noten and Molly Godard sent models down the runway in updated versions of the voluminous fabric, marking tulle as a potential hit this spring.

If you’re gearing up for the coming season, here are six of our top tulle picks.

1
Toga tulle top

One part space-age, and one-part delicate fairy, this seafoam green tulle top’s abstract construction is the essence of the updated tulle trend. Pair it with a shin-length skirt for a feminine touch, or smarten it up with a sleek pair of high-waisted, black flared trousers.

S$810, Farfetch

2
Valentino embellished tulle gown

Peasant dresses can be dowdy, but not when done in nude tulle. Instead of the standard button-down front, Valentino’s rendition is an inspired evening gown that does away with the hassle, and replaces the collar with a high, chic funnel neck.

S$77,810, Farfetch

3
MSGM dot design tulle skirt

This MSGM tulle skirt is a fun, mod-inspired mid-length skirt with sequinned polka dots. Layer it over a white mini-skirt or, for the brave, a white bodysuit.

S$1,610, Farfetch

4
Gucci snake embroidered tulle gown

Access your inner Medusa with this Gucci gown that harkens back to the Gothic side of tulle with a floor length skirt and baby doll sleeves. The snake embroidery draws attention to the bodice, keeping the excessive fabric from swamping the overall look.

S$16,420, Gucci

5
Givenchy pleated tulle blazer

Givenchy’s SS’17 line focused on feminine lines paired with geometric silhouettes, and this tulle blazer epitomises that. Wear it unbuttoned, and you have a flowing, ankle-skimming outerwear that could even work for the office, or fasten it to provide the instant illusion of a  dress.

S$10,010, Farfetch

6
Simone Rocha tulle skirt

Aside from tulle, skewed hemlines are another spring trend, and this Simone Rocha skirt hits the nail on both heads. The ruffled pockets are also a sweet touch that hints of construction beyond just deliberate asymmetry.

S$2,400, Farfetch

Beatrice Bowers
Features Editor
Beatrice Bowers writes about beauty, drinks, and other nice things. When not bound to her keyboard, she moonlights as a Niffler for novels and can be found en route to bankruptcy at your nearest bookstore. Don't tell her boss.