Throughout this entire last series of Gok’s Fashion Roadshow, Mr. Wan has been loving frilly skirts and tutus – using them nearly every week to style up designer-inspired looks from high street items.
Here’s the link to the Bristol roadshow in which Gok created a ballet trend look using a tutu underneath a long dress! http://www.channel4.com/programmes/goks-clothes-roadshow/4od#3165337
The tutu was a stiff tulle fashion tutu which puffs out the skirt, and Gok tucked the long dress up underneath the tutu to create a short front and long train at the back. I think this is a quick and easy way to turn a long dress (maybe last year’s maxi) into a short ballet-style dress, which would be a great look for a girly night out or sexy fancy dress costume!
Gok Wan also used a frilly tulle pettiskirt underneath his tartan look (which was created using 2 tartan blankets, oddly enough!) and a bright blue tutu for a 50s inspired look. It goes to show that tutus and pettiskirts can help to add volume and glamour to any dress or skirt. I think that adding a tutu beneath a dress is a great look for a summer wedding, to create a fun but formal 1950s style.
And finally, although this isn’t a look that features my favourite item, the tutu, it is a fairytale inspired design and I love it. When I saw it compared with the designer version, I could see hardly any difference between the two – probably the best high-street version that Gok has created throughout all his series.
The fairytale look includes sheer chiffon fabrics, delicate pastel colours, adstract prints with butterflies and florals. I’d love to spend the summer floating around in a dress like this, pretending that I’m a real fairy!
Who am I kidding? I am a real fairy! x
- Inspiration for making your own unique Halloween fancy dress costume (cassiefairy.com)
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