Today I want to help all of you indecisive mamas out there.
It seems that deciding between a double layer tutu and a triple layer tutu is a pretty big deal. And though it sounds silly at first, it makes absolute sense to me. “Should I pay an extra 50% for this woman to hand tie another row of dozens of pieces of tulle for my princess’s tutu? Is that money well spent? Will I regret it if I cheap out and get a double?”
While this isn’t a life or death situation - to most people above age 5 at least - this choice tends to paralyze many of my clients who are planning a photo session for their daughter’s birthday. Today I’m going to spell all the pros and cons of each, hopefully to help with any tutu anxiety that you may be feeling.
First, our best-selling double layer tutu (seen above in black). This is our classic tutu and has been a best seller on Etsy. It is made with a thick elastic waistband for lots of stretch, but the tulle is hand-tied in a way that prevents shifting and bunching which you can sometimes get with a ribbon or plain elastic waistband. It gives lots of fluff and the classic tutu look. It’s a great basic to have.
The drawbacks are that it is absolutely necessary that pants, shorts, diaper cover, onesie, or even a matching cloth diaper are used for a great look in photographs. A regular diaper can easily be seen through the tulle.
What’s the upgrade option? Our triple layer tutu has 50% more tulle, which gives it a much fuller look. It’s the only kind I make for my Baby Owl, because she is convinced she is a fairy princess. I have yet to contradict her, because, hey... it’s good marketing!
Many mamas have told me they were concerned that their petite babies would look overwhelmed in a triple. However, when those same moms purchased a triple anyway, they were thrilled.
Below: Double layer red tutu on the left. Triple layer red tutu on the right.
Bottom line: So far, I have not had ANYONE tell me that they regret going for the triple. I’ve had a couple customers say they wished they had upgraded from the double when they put the tutu on their daughter. A tutu on a hanger looks different than it does on a little body. If you’re on the fence, do it up with a triple. No one has yet to drown in tulle from a Mama Peacock Baby Owl tutu! ;)
Want even more visual explanation? Baby Owl is going to help me out by cheesing for the camera for some tutu twirling!
So what do you think? Classic is the way to go or are you Team Triple like me?
Beth, owner and designer of Mama Peacock Baby Owl