Fall may evoke images of leather and boots, but the season also opens an opportunity for romance—in the form of tulle.
Before you begin to have flashbacks of third-grade dance class, think about this: The leaves are fading from green to burnt orange, the temperatures are slowly starting to drop to a chilly, yet comfortable 60 degrees, and the upcoming holidays have everyone in a let’s get cozy kind of mood and there you are, descending from the stairwell in a floor-length tulle masterpiece. Doesn’t sound so corny now, does it?
Sure, our lives may not be a Cinderella story, but there are several fall and winter occasions in which a tulle gown could be a refreshing (and somewhat regal) alternative to that slinky go-to in your closet.
Elie Saab is known for his one-of-a-kind couture gowns. His Swarovski-covered creations have graced the red carpet, star-studded galas, several elegant weddings, and this year, Saab dressed a royal.
In June, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, swapped out her signature white lace look for a sheer Elie Saab dress. She wore a periwinkle blue ensemble featuring a sheer torso and sleeves over a matching slip to the Royal Ascot.
Carolina Herrera is known for her “exceptional personal style” and for dressing headstrong women in power, including Jacqueline Onassis (Jackie O), Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama.
The Herrera House has become a fashion go-to for the royals, as well. Both Kate Middleton and the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, have stepped out clad in Carolina Herrera on numerous occasions. (My favorite look is the Vanity Fair cover of October 2017.)
Before Pamella Roland launched her self-named line of evening wear, she was a corporate woman working in marketing and public relations. Now, Roland dresses Hollywood’s favorite actresses, including Eva Longoria, Halle Berry, and Kim Cattrall.
Pamella Roland’s designs have also been spotted in a royal setting. Countess Karen Spencer attended Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s ceremony wearing a custom Pamella Roland violet-hued capelet dress.