Every year when Valentine’s Day starts getting near, I start seeing and hearing things about romance. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a little prickly when it comes to romance, but the romantic styles of dressing that pop up still draw me in. This year my love affair is all about tulle.


I’ve been really drawn to the dressed up sweatshirt, and this seemed like the perfect time to pull out this H&M sweater top. The tulle skirt from Kiyonna looks long, but in reality it stopped at my knees. Being 5’4″ has a few disadvantages, and the camera angle is one of them.


I’m quite smitten with this sweater. The back is a stretch sweater material, and the front has rosettes. This top is not available online, but last time that I was in store, it was still there.


I’ve never owned a tulle skirt before, but the material is truly lovely. It has a movement that is entrancing, and I get to live out a little of my ballerina dreams in it.


I also tucked in the sweat for a more figure hugging look. This skirt by Kiyonna has a really wide band at the top, which allows you to play around with the shape (you can easily tuck it under to make a thinner band).


I topped the look off with some glitzy earrings from Forever21. To me, this is a romantic look — not necessarily “sexy”, but romantic. This look is perfect for seeing a play at the theater and celebrating a special occasion. Depending on how casual the sweater/top/jewelry is, you can also make it work for many different situations.

arIMG_9201H&M sweater, Kiyonna Twirling in Tulle skirt* (gifted; available in merlot and black), F21 earrings

A note on fit: I got this in my typical dress size for Kiyonna, but I didn’t consider that I would wear the band much higher on my waist. I should have sized down, as I had to pin this to correctly fit me. When you buy, pick the size for where ever you think the band will sit. If that’s on your hips, size for that. If it’s your waist, size for that.

What’s your kind of romantic style?