Over 40, Having a Tulle Skirt Moment

September 21, 2016

To me, the best part of dressing up is the opportunity to add a little bit of who I feel like, who I want to feel like or who  I want to project myself as today. Being a nerd and a tomboy at my true heart, I used to never care for feeling like a girly princess. But the more I work, get stressed and tired, more I crave feeling girly. And maybe that is why I love this Anthro tulle skirt so much!

It is amazing how we evolve, isn’t it? I used to worry about whether it was appropriate to wear a tulle skirt over 40 (even in our post-Carry-Bradshaw day and age when old fashion rules no longer apply!). But after wearing the skirt a few times, I fell in love with it. To keep it classy, I try to to understate the skirt a little. This time I paired it with a light grey sweater, string of pearls, and nude heels. To me, it’s a perfect outfit for a dinner date! Sometimes I also love dressing it down to a casual look and wear with sneakers and a big shopper bag.

Last time I wore a tulle skirt was when I was six, I asked my mom to make me a ballerina tutu for the christmas performance. I was supposed to be a snowflake and twirl around the christmas tree. Mom couldn’t find a tutu anywhere (it was not a popular item in Armenia during 70s), so she promised me to make it herself. I watched her working on it, but the results were very disappointing. The skirt didn’t come out anything like how I had envisioned! So I wore the skirt for the performance but never again. Never in my life I could imagine that I would eventually have my true tulle skirt moment and be sporting it to a date night 40 years later!

Do you wear a tulle skirt? If yes, how do you style it? If no, why not?!

♡ Zuma A.

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In this story:

Anthropologie Tulle Midi Skirt (updated design) (also similar by Zara, by Jenny Yoo,

Zara short sleeve sweater

Cristelle Faux Pearl Collar Necklace

Jessica Simpson ‘Claudette’ pumps

Wildfox ‘Pearl Deluxe’ Sunglasses, now on sale

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  • Reply Suzy Turner September 22, 2016 at 4:13 am

    OMG I am so totally in love with this look!! I’ve been wanting a tulle skirt ever since Carrie Bradshaw first wore one lol! But I’ve not been brave enough to wear something so young and flirty, until I realised, heck who cares how old I am. If I want a tulle skirt I should get a tulle skirt! I think you look absolutely beautiful in this outfit, and I love that first photo with your shoes off. So cute!
    Suzy xx

    • Reply Zuma September 22, 2016 at 9:53 am

      Thank you Suzy!! I love your comment! Older I get, more free I feel to do what I love. Life’s too short to waste on things I don’t love hehe. xx

  • Reply Julie Mitchell-Middleton June 18, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    I recently bought a dark pink tulle skirt. I’m 51 and working my way up to wearing it. It’s a long one and a bit puffier than I’d expected but its gorgeous. Any advice would be appreciated. Julie

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