How I styled my first ever tulle skirt at 58

If you’re wondering whether your fifties, sixties and beyond are too old for a tulle skirt, I would say no. 

First of all, we should be wearing whatever we please at any age. 

I have pretty much always worn what I want, and just was never drawn to wear a tulle skirt, until my late fifties.
Photo of Lorraine C. Ladish: Phillippe Diederich

Second, I have seen so many midlife women sharing their tulle skirts on Instagram, that at 58, I decided to go for it even though I’d never ever wanted to wear one before.

After looking at expensive designer tulle skirts online, my sister suggested I take a look on Etsy, and voila, I found one for around $40. I bought it in black and loved it right out of the package.

I have pretty much always worn what I want, and just was never drawn to wear a tulle skirt, until my late fifties.
Photo of Lorraine C. Ladish: Phillippe Diederich

The top I’m wearing is a bodysuit by VICI Collection. I could very well have worn chucks, sneakers, or even combat boots. I may try that next time I take pictures.

I actually wore the skirt for our Christmas eve family party, with a low neck tulle top and a black lace jacket: very Stevie Nicks.

For these pictures, I just wanted to see how it all looked just by changing my jacket: a jean jacket, and a faux leather jacket. I wish I’d thought of wearing the black lace jacket here!

I have pretty much always worn what I want, and just was never drawn to wear a tulle skirt, until my late fifties.
Photo of Lorraine C. Ladish: Phillippe Diederich

Anyhow, I found it so comfy and versatile, that I recently ordered another tulle skirt from the same Etsy seller, SiennaNewYork, in pink. I can’t wait to try that one with white high-top Converse and a white T-shirt!

So, this is how I styled my first-ever tulle skirt at 58. I’m really enjoying it, and I’d love to know whether you’ve jumped on this trend or not.

 I have pretty much always worn what I want, and just was never drawn to wear a tulle skirt, until my late fifties.

Bilingual and bicultural Spanish-American editor, writer, speaker, influencer, yoga teacher (RYT500) wife and mom. Founder of Viva Fifty! Published author of 18 books. Her most recent book Your Best Age was released by HarperCollins in September of 2017.

2 Comments

  • Reply February 9, 2022

    Heather

    You look AMAZING as always. I love this skirt – just ordered one. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply February 10, 2022

      Viva Fifty

      Of course. I now have a pink one too. 😀

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