Car­rie Brad­shaw’s girlie-pink num­ber no longer tutu much

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - LIFE - SO­PHIE MOR­RIS

LON­DON: Ever the fash­ion-for­ward dresser, it’s more than a decade since Sarah Jes­sica Parker first danced down the streets of New York in the Sex And The City ti­tle se­quence wear­ing an unashamedly girlie-pink tutu and a leo­tard.

Now, fi­nally, the rest of the style crowd has caught up, as floaty, candyfloss cute tu­tus took over the cat­walks this sea­son and are head­ing to a High Street near you.

We’ve done pen­cil skirts, puff­ball, maxi and tulip, so per­haps it was only a mat­ter of time be­fore the tutu got a look in.

First Stella McCart­ney gave ev­ery grown-up wardrobe envy when she cre­ated adorable dusky pink and green tu­tus for her new Gap Kids col­lec­tion, and now Kate Moss has joined the flouncy foray, con­jur­ing a frilly tulle dress for her Top­shop col­lec­tion. Seal­ing the trend, she donned a Vivi­enne Westwood ver­sion in a Mario Testino shoot for Oc­to­ber’s Vogue.

But you needn’t worry that the bal­le­rina look is too Strictly Come Danc­ing

meets-chil­dren’s party. The fluffy skirt has been re­con­fig­ured for the adult mar­ket, mak­ing it more wear­able and so­phis­ti­cated.

New Look’s mesh tiered skirt, at £16 (R197), comes in dark blue or poppy red and is more rock chick than fairy princess, as is ASOS’s black ver­sion (£129). USC has a slightly punky black tutu dress, with a shock­ing pink vest sewn into it (£35).

For a hint of dancer chic, Christo­pher Kane’s de­mure take on clas­sic tu­tus come in shades of cream, caramel and black, and have been a hit on the red car­pet, with Freida Pinto, Yas­min le Bon and Harry

Pot­ter’s Emma Wat­son all turn­ing out in one of his flirty de­signs.

Al­ber El­baz, of Lan­vin, is adored for spin­ning fairy tales out of fash­ion, and uses black tulle lib­er­ally in his col­lec­tion, even cloak­ing T-shirt dresses and strings of pearls in the fab­ric.

If it’s the Cin­derella treat­ment you’re af­ter, you’ll have to shell out for Os­car de la Renta’s dreamy strap­less tulle dress (£4 535 on Net-a-Porter), but even this comes in a very adult black rather than baby pink. – Daily Mail

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