Sheer thrill

Florence Song takes on tulle with­out the tiaras

ELLE (Malaysia) - - RADAR -

What’s not to love about tulle? We’re talk­ing floaty, frothy clouds of noth­ing that look just like spun sugar. Luck­ily for us, tulle is no longer lim­ited to wed­ding veils or fairy­tale dresses from our child­hood dress-up days, thanks to de­sign­ers such as Molly God­dard, who paved the way with her punked up, flesh-bar­ing flu­oro tulle cre­ations, or Saint Lau­rent who chan­nelled a rock ‘n’ roll vibe with darker tulle-pow­ered pieces for Spring/Sum­mer ’17.

Tulle is an easy way to add in­ter­est to the sim­plest of out­fits. The proof is in our first look where we took a page out of Susie Lau’s book and lay­ered a sheer Open­ing Cer­e­mony tulle dress over a plain white tee and jeans to give our ba­sics a com­pletely fresh spin. You could also pair tulle with con­trast­ing fab­rics to cre­ate a sense of bal­ance. Case in point: a pink frilled top worn with a tai­lored blue-pin­stripe shirt and a struc­tured black leather miniskirt. Coloured socks worn with heels will add a playful twist.

For a look that’s more so­phis­ti­cated, opt for neu­tral shades like nude or black, like the floorskim­ming Nee­dle & Thread bal­le­rina skirt I tried next. I toned down the glam with a sporty knit top, plat­form ox­fords and re­flec­tive sun­glasses. Night out? Grab a minaudière and you’re done.

Top, RM139, Top­shop. Shirt, RM199, Vi­o­leta by Mango. Skirt, RM2,699, Michael Michael Kors. Bag, RM3,050 and sun­glasses, RM1,150, both Marc Ja­cobs. Heels, RM349, Shoes Shoes Shoes. Socks, RM19, Cot­ton On. Ban­gle, RM950, Kenzo at Pres­ence Con­cept Store

T-shirt, RM139, Top­shop. Jeans, RM119, H&M. Dress, ap­prox. RM2,515, Open­ing Cer­e­mony and heels, ap­prox. RM3,227, Aquaz­zura, both net-a-porter.com. Bag, RM16,860, Bot­tega Veneta. Ear­rings, RM860, Nina Ricci and cuff, RM520, Dyr­berg/Kern, both Pres­ence Con­cept Store

Top, RM1,890, 3.1 Phillip Lim and shoes, RM4,290, Stella McCart­ney, both Club 21 Multi-la­bel Store. Skirt, ap­prox. RM690, Nee­dle & Thread at net-a-porter.com. Bag, RM119, H&M. Sun­glasses, RM1,520, Jimmy Choo. Bracelet, RM1,010, Nina Ricci and ring, RM650, Kenzo, both Pres­ence Con­cept Store

Top, RM920, Diane von Fursten­berg Van­ity case, Cartier

Dior Lip Sugar Scrub, RM120 Heels, Ba­len­ci­aga

Cuff, Givenchy Bag, RM12,430, Gucci M.A.C In The Spot­light Ex­tra Di­men­sion Sk­in­fin­ish in Show Gold, RM145

Sun­glasses, RM2,969, Prada Shirt, Kate Spade

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