Friday, May 30, 2008
Are Tutus Too Much?
I'm a huge fan of ballerina chic. I absolutely love the look and feel of leggings, ballet flats, off the shoulder tops and leg warmers. Anything a dancer would wear, I've attempted to pull off. But there's one style feat I'd still like to attempt, the Everest of fashion...the tutu. There's something so feminine and delicate about the precious, puffy skirts, but are they reserved for a select few: little girls and Carrie Bradshaw?
Sarah Jessica Parker immortalized the flirty skirt in the opening credits of Sex and the City. The choice of the now famous outfit was actually a topic of controversy on the set, but Sarah Jessica Parker and costume designer Patricia Field were adamant about its use. The $5 tutu from Parker's personal collection encapsulates the fashion risks that were so prevalent during the show's run, and the quirky, little skirt makes a reappearance in the movie.
So can we mere mortals pull off the same look? Thanks to Ouma Clothing, there's a chance. The Phoenix-based designer sells her ballerina-inspired looks on Etsy. The designs are romantic, sweet and just practical enough. I'm currently in love with this party dress and might just get up the nerve to order one, provided I don't get splashed by a bus when wearing it.