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