No fear of a great tulle skirt look

50 plus woman styled in a tulle skirt

My love for tulle skirts started early

Ever since I was a kid, I liked figure skater attire, ballroom dance gowns and ballet tutus. As a kid I also adored the Dior introduced skirts of the 50s. I was fascinated that the skirt would stay away from the body due to the petticoats. I made figure skating and petticoat skirts for my Barbie dolls.

Of course, I wanted ballet lessons or learn figure skating. The tutus and sequin embelished attire were definitively reasons for the desire. Instead, my parents enrolled me into gym and self-defense classes. I didn’t enjoy these classes at all. I especially hated the self-defense class. It was meant to stop the bullies who bullied me in school. But they all were in this class which gave me even more exposure to them.

Instead of the figure skating shoes, which I had on my wishlist for Christmas, I got sliding shoes! I was so disappointed! There isn’t snow every winter in the Rhineland, where I grew up. Therefore, like the roller skaters in the late 60s, early 70s, the sliding shoes were extendable so they could be used for several years. Do I have to say that I just used them once? At that time, they had already to be extended to fit, which didn’t make the sliding experience fun at all!

To imitate the tulle skirt look, I sew a circle skirt when I was a teenager. While the huge amount of fabric at the hem made the skirt standing out a bit, it wasn’t the look, I loved. On the contrary, I found that circle skirts don’t look great on me at all. Thus, the skirt more or less remained in the closet and later ended up at Goodwill.

Dancing brought the Retro Style and tulle petticoat

When I was in graduate school, I bought my first petticoat. I wore it sometimes at my Rock’n Roll practices underneath a self-made 50s skirt (see post at the link for a photo of that skirt). I still like 50s inspired retro dresses.

mature woman wearing a fashionable tulle skirt over 40

over 50 years old fashion blogger looking stylish in 7 layered tulle skirt

style blogger in red knee-length tulle skirt, knit top, open-toe heels, knit top and denim jacket
Outfit details: unbranded 7 layers tulle skirt, L.K. Bennett snake print pumps, Big Star denim jacket with pins, Brooks Brothers knit top, Gucci belt, Prada satchel, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien cuff (all own), and pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot

Styling my tulle skirt

My knack for the tulle and mesh skirt look is still alive. I love how they provide shape, alter the look of the body, how they move. They are so feminine. I love being a woman. I just wear the skirt, and not only on the dance floor.

Do you like the tulle skirt trend? Do you have one? How do you rock it? Let me know, I am curious.

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Welcome to the 128th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

When you are new, welcome. We are glad you are here. You can sign up to join the VIPs who receive an email invitation each week for the Top of the World Style party.

As a “Thank You” for linking up, I will pin photos from this party’s outfit posts to the Top of the World Style pinterest group board. When you want to pin all the photos of your outfit post to this group board, please follow my boards on pinterest (pinterest requirement to add you), and send me an email with the request to be added to the group board contributors. I will email you an invitation. All you have to do then is to click accept and start pinning your outfits. I would love for you to join us.

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

Top of the World OOTDs

The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Valerie at Maple Leopard
Valerie, the fashion and travel blogger at Maple Leopard, became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post

The winner of this week’s feature is Valerie, the fashion and travel blogger at Maple Leopard, who submitted her winning post at the 126th linkup party.

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Jonet Wooten
Jonet Wooten, the fashion, beauty and travel blogger at Fabulously Chic over 50, became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post

The post by Jonet Wooten at Fabulously Chic over 50 became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. She looks really stunning in the eternal classic of a white button-down shirt, washed jeans, and a leather jacket. The twist of the jacket’s color makes this outfit to stand out. The crowd uses black, but she went for a light tan. So fabulously chic. <3

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Grace of Color and Grace
Grace, the fashion and lifestyle blogger at Color and Grace became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post

Grace, the fashion and lifestyle blogger at Color and Grace became my favorite of last week’s party. Her travel outfits are both classic and casually comfortable. It makes her blend in, but stand out without being recognizable as an American in Paris at first sight. I can’t say it often enough, when you travel always make sure for your own safety not to be identified as a tourist by your outfit. You can find more on how to dress when traveling at the link.

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World Style button from my Linkup Page for your sidebar, featured or awards page. :).

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

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  3. Linkup up to four of your fashion/style posts by simply adding your link below
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