Whether your little girl is an actual ballerina, or a ballerina at heart, she will tell you that a tutu is an essential wardrobe item. Not practical shoes, not a sunhat, but the fluffiest, prettiest, sparkliest tutu you can muster.
And where might you find such a confection? Sydney’s own Tutu du Monde, naturally.
Inspired by French ballet costumes, Tutu du Monde garments are carefully designed and crafted using the softest tulle and silk organza, and embellished with sequins, crystal beads and feathers. Scratchy polyester Elsa costumes from the two dollar shop, these are not.
The latest collection, ‘As Free As the Wind’ is an ethereal ode to the coming spring, with exquisite tutu dresses in soft pastels and white, cotton floss shrugs and pretty onesies, dresses and harem pants in lilac and pink florals.
There is also the light-as-a-feather tiered Blossom Tutu Skirt, which when worn with a Flamingo Tee, could almost pass as everyday.
Of course you may argue that a Tutu du Monde ensemble is too special for everyday, but just try to get your daughter to change into a t-shirt and jeans. Stubborn as a mule doesn’t even begin to describe her resolve to do everything but sleep in it.
With little capelets, headbands and sparkly ballet flats, Tutu du Monde is your one stop shop for everything quintessentially girly. If you buy her a whole outfit, you’re sure to win your little ballerina’s heart. Favourite parent, anyone?!
Tutu du Monde comes in sizes 12 months to 11 years, and shipping within Australia is $15.