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Chapter 7: Tulle Jackets
Wrap yourself in frothy, sheer delights.
Bury me in my buttery yellow tulle bolero.
It may be leather jacket weather, but why default to a strikingly average everyday object when you can wear an outrageously fluffy sheer delight? There’s only a few times a year when it’s tulle jacket time, and the moment is now. Think about it this way: tulle jackets look as perfect with a pair of jeans as they do with a formal outfit. They don’t need an occasion, because much like the big, big dress—they are the occasion. They’re a lavish indulgence that’s eerily easy to carry off.
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The key to the tulle jacket is that it doesn’t come in merely one aesthetic. Take, for example, Simone Rocha’s rich gothic sequined floral jacket, or one of Molly Goddard’s spiky, immovable creations. There has been folklore and thousands of tales written about tulle skirts (i.e. the tutu) from Sex and the City to Swan Lake, but the tulle jacket? Far more revolutionary and unexpected.
A tulle jacket is the kind of thing I imagine Diana Vreeland, André Leon Talley or Sophia Loren wearing in our contemporary times. It’s very much a My Eyes are Starving for Beauty kind of thing. ALT had his custom kaftans but he’d look darling in a Molly Goddard tulle shrug, don’t you think?
Here’s a curation of some tulle jackets to shop now:
Clockwise from top left: Ruched tulle cape $59, SIMONE ROCHA Sequin-embellished tiered tulle bomber jacket $2,780, Noir Kei Ninomiya Ruched tulle blazer dress $1,299, Maison Margiela sheer tulle button-up shirt $493
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Bonus: this delicious tulle duster jacket with pockets.
And may I present to you: this Molly Goddard pink tulle shawl.
And that’s it on tulle delicacies! This week’s newsletter is a little bit shorter than usual, but I’ll be back in your inbox next week, with details on shopping the country’s largest outdoor antique market for fashion. It will be a massive guide! We’re off to Brimfield.
Questions? Leave them in the comments!
Until next time dolls,
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