Forget everything you know about tulle. Some of our favorite bridal designers are refreshing this classic fabric to feel modern and ethereal at the same time.
The traditional wedding dress fabric is undergoing a major re-design. Rather than feeling stuffy, dresses from this netted make are ethereal and modern — some even feel lighter than boho and beach bride's beloved chiffon skirts and silk charmeuse sheaths. The best part is that tulle is no longer limited to oversized ball gown. A wide array of styles feature tulle skirts, including mermaid silhouettes, detachable over-skirts, and breezy A-line designs. (Another plus? Tulle works really well with another favored trend: colorful gowns.)
The tulle revival is going so strong that popular designer Hayley Paige created a collection-within-her-collection of dresses, deemed "Love Poets Society," which spotlight removable tulle over-skirts. On the other hand, bridal favorite Monique Lhuillier showed a range almost entirely made up of tulle creations — both featuring removable over-skirts and light-as-air A-line tulle gowns. Carolina Herrera, Marchesa, Amsale and Christos are just a few other fashion houses to recently craft voluminous tulle skirts that provide drama without the extra weight.
From the simplest sheer tulle layer on a dress's side to a full-on ball gown skirt, plenty of designers updated the classic bridal fabric to feel fresh, feminine, and romantic — so don't count tulle out just yet!
Click through to see all of our favorite modern tulle designs!Photos (from left to right): John Aquino and Steve Eichner; Courtesy of Vera Wang; George Chinsee; Steve Eichner