By peoplestaff225
April 09, 2009 02:00 PM

The childhood games of parading around the playroom dressed in a twirling tutu or as a knight in shining armor are not what they used to be.

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As Nahla Aubry showed us last week, costumes can be much more than just an afternoon of make believe in the basement! Looking princess pretty heading into a birthday party with her mom Halle Berry, the little ballerina shared her dress-up fun with the world.

While tutus may have once been reserved for dance recitals, the growing trend has babies and toddlers sporting the look as an adorable fashion statement. With increasing popularity among parents, designers have branched out from the traditional style, offering the look in every shape, size, color — and price! — imaginable. From onesie tutus, knotted tutus, reversible tutus and even scented tutus, all the bases seem to have been covered!

Below are an assortment of tutus fit for any princess — and any parent’s budget — allowing CBB readers to Steal That Style!

Forgotten Dreams Flourishes Ribbon Dress

Breaking Bank: Although top of the line tutus are priced far more than the average person is willing to spend, the pain of seeing the credit card statement may be eased by the custom-made quality. In addition to many of the tutus being made to order, the majority come complete with a luxurious leotard to match — check out the beautiful hand-woven ribbon option!

Favorites: Forgotten Dreams Flourishes Ribbon Dress ($200).

Petal Pusher Tutu

Not Pinching Pennies: The middle road seems to be the one to twirl down when it comes to tutus. If you’re willing to dish out the dough, there are more than enough options out there for the tiny dancer in your life.

Favorites: Beary Basics Raspberry Twirl Tutu ($38), Petal Pusher Tutu ($29).

Fancy Nancy Dress-Up Frilly Tutu

Bargain Buying: No need to spend lots of cash for your little girl to be tutu cute! Not only does Target offer two different versions from Fancy Nancy, but a quick trip to the toy store — and a few knots later — you and your daughter can be making memories as you put together her very own tutu!

Favorites: Fancy Nancy Dress-Up Frilly Tutu ($13), Make Your Own Twirly Tutu ($13).

How do you feel about the tutu trend? Share your favorites!
— Anya

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