If you want to recreate the memories of prancing around the stage in your favorite tutu, a modern tutu dress can be a simple solution, but even if you've never danced a beat in your lifetime, there's still a ton to love about the cute tutu dresses of 2011. While there aren't a ton of designers that make them, the ones that do produce pieces that are great for the summer and fall, and also work well to showcase your favorite shoes and accessories. In the following, you'll find out where to pick out some stellar tutu dresses.
ASOS is an online clothing megastore based in the United Kingdom. The store sells both clothing from a number of high-end brands and its own wares, which are often quite affordable. The site currently features a number of great tutu dresses, including the ASOS PETITE Exclusive Exaggerated Tutu Dress, which sells for $122. This one has a nude pink body with a bandeau neckline, mesh trim, a fitted waistband with a brighter pink grosgrain ribbon with an oversized applique bow. The skirt also has a layered handkerchief bottom and a hidden zip fastener at the side.
The website also carries another terrific option in the ASOS Lace Dress with Bodice Tutu, a dress that goes for $131. This dress has a contrasting style with a black upper and nude bottom. You'll find a bandeau lace bodice with adjustable shoestring straps, a high waist with a grosgrain ribbon waistband and a full tutu skirt with sheer tulle layering. The dress is made of 100% nylon with a 100% polyester lining.
ASOS also carries a tutu dress made by another designer, the Stylestalker Mirror Embellished Tutu Dress. This one sells for $210 and has a small V neckline with shoestring straps, a black body with a lace bustier featuring small mirror embellishments and a high cut waist for a slimming look. The dress has a smaller tutu bottom than most tutu dresses and gathered back seaming below the low cut back.
Neiman Marcus, the department store that's known worldwide for high style, sells the RED Valentino Tutu Bow Dress, an exclusive item that goes for $750. This one is made of a camel beaded tulle with a bold bow detail on the front, and has a round neckline with a sleeveless body and full shoulder coverage. The dress has a straight silhouette with a dropped ruffle skirt that comes down to the mid thigh. Neiman styles the dress with a pair of semi sheer black tights and some matching black ballet flats.
While known for being a bit more conservative (and less expensive) than many department stores, Dillard's stocks a great high-end tutu dress in the BCBGMAXAZRIA Strapless Tiered Dress, which goes for $348.T his one comes in an off pink hue and has a strapless foldover neckline, a seamed bodice and a tiered pleated skirt. You'll find a short back zipper on the acetate, nylon and spandex body, which also has a comfortable polyester and spandex lining for a bit of extra stretch.