Adding volume as well as a bit of mystery, tulle overskirts have become a must-have detail on Fall 2013 wedding dresses. Designers are showing single layers cut on the bias, hemmed to add a bit of structure, or sheared and layered, as seen at Marchesa (above left). The tulle skirt doesn’t quite cover the beauty of the detailing beneath, whether lace or beading, but creates a thin veil covering the design ever so slightly.
So what silhouettes work best with this trend? All of them! Voluminous ball gowns, sexy mermaids and slinky sheaths all were shown with tulle overskirts. And for brides who want a different look for the ceremony and reception a few designers made removable tulle skirts that completely changed the gown’s look from solemn to celebratory.
This modest floor-length lace gown with long sleeves and a crew neck by Monique Lhuillier has a white cummerbund-style detail at the waist and a single layer of tulle cut on a bias.
Reem Acra’s ornately beaded bodice is paired with a clean white skirt with a layer of pleated tulle.
For a chic, short look Marchesa’s modest lace knee-length dress has a multi-layered hi-lo tulle overskirt making it the perfect style for an afternoon wedding or reception after-party dress.
Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
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