A classic tutu is made of tulle with an elastic waistband and satin ribbon for trim and embellishments. A tutu can be short, which provides a stiffer, layered look, or longer depending on the amount and length of tulle used.
Tutus are made of layers of tulle. Tulle netting is an often starched netting that is made of various fibers, including silk or rayon, and comes in a variety of colors. Tulle can also be easily dyed. The name Tulle comes from the city of the same name in southern France where it most likely originated. Tutus can be made by folding strips of tulle in half, attaching them to an elastic waistband and adding ribbon trim and embellishments.