STYLE & BEAUTY
11/13/2014 07:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How To Wear A Tulle Skirt Without Looking Like A Ballerina

We know what you're thinking: tulle skirt is just another term for tutu, and there's no way you're wearing one. But, bear with us now, because you might be missing out.

We found ways to transform the childhood dress-up staple into daytime and evening looks that will get you through the season. You can try anything from adding tights and a blazer for the nine-to-five, or pairing your skirt with a metallic top for a cool night out.

Look below for more fuss-free ways to spruce up a tulle skirt without looking like a ballerina, unless you want to of course, which is something we fully support.

Make tulle edgy with a leather jacket and graphic tee. tulle edgy

Dorothy Perkins Lola Skye Full Midi Skirt, Forever 21 The Beatles Graphic Tee, Chicwish My Chic Style Faux Leather Biker Jacket, Michael Kors Joni Fringed Suede Clutch, Steve Madden City Glam Leather Loafer Pumps; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/londontallgirl

Go vintage with accessories like cat-eye sunglasses. tulle tiffanys

Martin Grant Ballerina Tulle Skirt (similar here), Burberry London Lace Stacey Top, Nars Sheer Lipstick In Dolce Vita, Oversized Vintage Inspired Super & Bold Retro Cat Eye Sunglasses (similar here), Shoe Cult Allegiance Pump; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/meetmeinparee

Tuck in a chambray shirt for a casually chic day. tulle chambray

Chichwish Amore Tulle Skirt In Grey, J.Crew Chambray Shirt, Superga 2750 Cotu Classic, Sabine Glass Stone Statement Necklace, Essie Grey Nail Polish Collection; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/drafashionista1

Get some street-style cred with a beanie and chunky shoes. tulle street

I.D. Sarrieri Tulle Skirt, Feathers/Ink Splash Print Cropped Sweatshirt, Acne Studios Black Daphnee Chunky Knit Wool-Blend Beanie Hat (similar here), Nike Air Max 90, Movado Brila Black Dial Black PVD Stainless Steel Watch; Photos courtesy: lookbook.nu/ellemay

Feel cozy by layering a sweater and button-down shirt. tulle sweater

Chicwish Organza Tulle Skirt, Yellow Honeycomb Knit Crew Neck Jumper, Uniqlo Women Oxford Long Sleeve Shirt, Sperry Top-Sider Ribbed Tights, Nine West Lobster Smoking Slippers, David Yurman Petite Pave Labyrinth Single-Loop Bracelet; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/pandaphilia

Prove that stripes really do go with everything. tulle stripes

Topshop Ballerina Tulle Skirt Midi Skirt, T By Alexander Wang Striped T-Shirt, Acne Studios 'Loma' Pointy Toe Bootie, Rochas Brushed Wool And Angora Blend Coat, Yunotme Fork Silk Headband; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/keikolynn

Add lace for a more feminine vibe. tulle fem

Fairytale Princess Pink Tulle Skirt, Miss Selfridge Long Sleeve Scallop Lace Crop Top, French Connection Elvia Pump, Spring Street Loop, Arrow, & Tie Midi Ring Set; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/lilsunshine

Play with texture by adding a faux-fur jacket. tulle fur

Chicwish Organza Tulle Skirt, H&M Faux Fur Jacket, Brooks Brothers Solid Knee Socks, Steve Madden Women's Surfside Platform Shoes, Acne Studios Faye Oversized V-Neck, ASOS Mood Stone Ring (shop similar); Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/frederikes

Go for glitz and glamour with a metallic piece for a night out. tulle metallic

Simone Rocha Tulle Layered Skirt, Alice + Olivia Brianna Sequined Tulle Jacket, Miu Miu Crepe Camisole, Gianvito Rossi Patent-leather Pumps, Loeffler Randall Lock Clutch; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/kp0ssible

Opt for a professional look with a blazer and tights. tulle work

Dolce & Gabbana Tulle Women's Skirt, H&M Sleeveless Blouse, Monsoon Joella Ponte Blazer, Whistles 90 Denier Tights, Guerlain Shine Automatique, Cross Buckle Detailed Block-heel Zipped Boots; Photos courtesy: Polyvore and Lookbook.nu/lubasha88

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