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We have our winner! The prize goes to...#6 Nonie, who wrote "im liking the Picque Tulip Dress." Congrats to our winner and thanks to everyone who entered!

Please note: This contest is now closed, please check back tomorrow for the winner.

The lovely folks at Tulle are giving away one $25 e-gift certificate to a lucky Budget Babe reader! Savvy fashionistas know that prize will go a long way at, which offers hip, funky and feminine clothing at very affordable prices (the jersey retro-print dress above is just $20 on sale!)

To enter, visit and tell us which item is your favorite in the comments section below.

Good luck!!

Be sure to use a valid email address and include info(at) in your address book so we can contact you if you're the winner. Email addresses will not be shared and will only be used to notify you if you're the winner for this giveaway. Comments must be posted by 12 noon ET on Tuesday June 2 to be eligible to win. One lucky winner will be chosen at random, and will be announced on Wednesday June 3.
I love the taffeta weave gathered jacket. Its perfect for spring, especially in the bright marigold yellow color and its on sale!
#1 Ashley on 2009-05-26 12:25
I heart the solid jersey tulip dress,in sunset
#2 HotSauce87 on 2009-05-26 12:28
The Printed Cotton Sheen Dress is my favorite thing on their site right now. I love the print and I think it's a great dress for summer and modest enough for work. Plus, what girl wouldn't want this dress?
#3 Jennifer Singer on 2009-05-26 12:29
So hard to choose! I limited myself to the new season because I was having way too much trouble picking a fave from the whole site. So. I like the Flocked Shirt Dress in Lapis. The blue is such a great color and I think the smocking throughout the bodice is really unique for a shirt dress. So cute. Must have.
#4 Juliana on 2009-05-26 12:44
I love the Taffeta Weave Trench. I've been eyeing if for awhile and just saw it's on sale!
#5 Alexis on 2009-05-26 12:46
im liking the Picque Tulip Dress.
#6 Nonie on 2009-05-26 12:51
I am loving the Chambray Pencil Dress. I could see wearing that to work every other day with different accessories each time!
#7 NG on 2009-05-26 12:54
It's so hard to pick just one thing. All of this stuff is awesome. I think my favourite is the Tulette Belted Button Down Dress in their sale section. =)
#8 George (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 12:56
I'm also loving the Picque Tulip Dress in Marina
#9 Lola on 2009-05-26 12:57
So many cute dresses are on sale but I really love the Baby Quilted Dress in Crimson.
#10 Rachel on 2009-05-26 12:58
I like the Square Cotton Cross-Back Dress in Grass...
#11 Jennifer on 2009-05-26 13:03
These clothes are so adorable! I think I like the Tullette Belted Button Down Dress the best. I need some summer dresses!
#12 charleney_2k on 2009-05-26 13:10
i am totally eying the striped dress in blueberry combo!!
#13 anh (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 13:21
I like the Linen Paper Bag skirt, although it's so hard to choose...everything looks so lovely!
#14 Trang on 2009-05-26 13:27
I love the Tullette V Neck Dress. It is the CUTEST thing!!!
#15 Michelle on 2009-05-26 13:31
I love the distressed corduroy blazer in JGreen!!

Great shape, and color is so much fun!!
#16 Lauren on 2009-05-26 13:33
I love the green flocked skirt - beautiful color and full skirts are great for summer!
#17 Connie on 2009-05-26 13:35
I simply adore the Tullette V Neck Dress w/Pockets in red! It's just beautiful with classic design; it would be gorgeous at a wedding this summer!
#18 Emily on 2009-05-26 13:45
I was JUST trolling around the Tulle sale section the other day! I'd snap up this adorable bolero:
#19 Sal (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 13:46
I didn't even have to go back and look! my favorite item they have is a navy blue 'party dress' on the sale page. i've been eyeing it for a few months now. i would love the chance to have a gift certificate to help pay for it!
#20 Brittany on 2009-05-26 13:54
Oh my goodness, I wouldn't even know which of their amazing dresses I would choose! Probably the shimmer linen dress or the tie-back cotton dress. I have lots of weddings and showers to go to this summer and these would be perfect! Thanks for entering me!
#21 Alicia on 2009-05-26 14:02
I really like the tulip overlay skirt. It's something I haven't really seen before.
#22 Grace on 2009-05-26 14:05
I could live in the textured gauze sundress!!!
#23 Emily H (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 14:25
I am really digging the gingham tank. It's one of the most tailored versions I've seen so far!
#24 Anastasiya on 2009-05-26 14:28
I love the Solid Rayon Drawstring Tank! Great giveaway!
#25 Amber on 2009-05-26 14:33
The Printed Cotton Sheen Dress in the Lapis Print. The cut is old, familiar and bordering on retro with a fresh new print. I love it.
#26 Kimberly from California on 2009-05-26 14:40
I just love the Button Down Dress in marina!
#27 Cynthia on 2009-05-26 14:44
The combination of the Scallop Knit Cap Sleeve Sweater and Solid Cotton Sheen Paper Bag Skirt is fantastic! A new take on vintage I'd love to sport!
#28 Katie (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 14:44
P.S. Is Tulle in any way affiliated with Anthropologie? I hope so because their web page layout is exactly the same down to fonts, wording, etc!
#29 Katie (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 14:49
I love the gingham dress so cute!! I'm also a big fan of Tulle I ordered a ton of stuff in during the last tuesday sale and I'm so pleased with the quality of everything I received.
#30 Goodbuygal (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 14:58
the orange-carrot cotton voile smocked neck dress is absolutely adorable! I have the perfect shoes to go with it too...
#31 jasmine lew (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 15:22
The Picque Tulip Dress is lovely! :-)
#32 Erica on 2009-05-26 15:23
I love Tullette V Neck Dress w/Pockets ( in red). it's simple and sexy and I love the red color ..
#33 mania on 2009-05-26 15:30
It was a close call between the Tullete Long Sleeve Front Tab Jacket (gorgeous shade of cobalt, side belt, military details and a cute little round collar to die for-what else could one ask for?) and the Printed Cotton Sheen Belted Dress. The latter would probably be my choice on account of seasonal reasons, among others.

1) The print: it is FABULOUS! Equal parts mod, pinup perfection and perhaps (a stretch, i know, but it was my first impression) a truly interesting take on plaid and tartan trends without truly being one or the other.

2) The button and collar detail. Holy crap, cuteness overload!

3) Colour Palette: The white doesn't overwhelm and despite the apparent loudness of the print, the deep pinks combined with the gorgeous tamarisk shades is perfectly balanced with the blue which is not quite crazy bright, but neither a dull or insipid navy blue. The aesthetics of this is kind of driving me crazy. Blame the artist in me.

4) Shape and apparent fit. I can see this working on just about every body type known to man including my own (size 12 hour glass with line-backer shoulders). Cinched at the waist with an adorable tie/bow, cute sleeves, the perfect summer-dress length and just enough flare on the skirt to either wear by itself or go over the top paired with some tulle (no pun intended). It is perhaps the best take on spring wear I've seen in quite a while.

#34 bolod on 2009-05-26 15:32
The Linen Paper Bag Skirt is delicious!!
#35 zm on 2009-05-26 15:32
I love the picque belted jacket in pearl!! :-)
#36 Lindsay on 2009-05-26 15:41
I love the Picque Tulip Dress in marin blue. So gorgeous! I need to have that dress so badly...
#37 Katharina on 2009-05-26 15:47
I'm in love with the Solid Cotton Sheen Paper Bag Skirt in blue that's on their "looks" page.
#38 Trish on 2009-05-26 15:52
I'm loving as well as some of the other more 50s-ish retro dresses... I love fuller skirts :-)
#39 Sandra on 2009-05-26 16:29
My favorite was the Crochet Mix Sweater dress. I think the blue is gorgeous.
#40 Bryn on 2009-05-26 17:10

i'd wear it with strappy gladiator heels, and a few bangles. easy, gorgeous and fun!
#41 ashley on 2009-05-26 17:11
So many cute things to choose from! I'd have to narrow it down to the Tie-back Cotton dress (either in cloud or lipstick).
#42 J on 2009-05-26 17:11
Tullette Waist Tab Short Skirt [ style # : TLJ5001 ] in bluebird is so cute ;-)

Wow I never knew about tulle.. thank you so much BB ;D
#43 Michi on 2009-05-26 17:19
I love their jackets. The "Tullette Long Sleeve Front Tab Jacket" in twilight is really cute!
#44 Erin A on 2009-05-26 17:31
I would wear the Flocked Skirt in Lapis. Actually, I love all their skirts, so I think it would be really tough to decide! They're all soooo cute!
#45 Corrine on 2009-05-26 18:11
I love the Linen Dress in Daffodil or Teal. There are so many great dresses, skirts, coats, and everything on the site it was hard to decide. And it was perfect timing for me to revisit the site as I just got my first Tulle order in the mail today. I love everything so much I will be stalking the site!
#46 Laura on 2009-05-26 18:25
I love the yellow button down dress.
It's so bright and sort of retro!!!!
#47 Meghan (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 18:30
I love the Picque Tulip Dress in Marina.
#48 Cynthia on 2009-05-26 18:59
I just love the cape in black ( because it is sexy and girly in a very Old Hollywood kind of way, could be worn fall, winter, or spring, and would be perfect to throw over both casual and dressy outfits!
#49 Amanda on 2009-05-26 20:04
Love Love the Cotton Voile Smocked Neck Dress..perfect for summer
#50 Raha on 2009-05-26 20:20
So hard to choose..I love all the retro dresses and skirts, they are cute and spunky. My current favorite is the cotton herringbone skirt!
#51 Jeannie on 2009-05-26 21:03
What a great site! I love the Textured Gauze Sun Dress.
#52 brandi (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 21:51
That hoodie dress is awesome!
#53 Lydia (Homepage) on 2009-05-26 22:12
The Canvas Trench. I love trench coats and these are so cute!
#54 Roxanne on 2009-05-26 22:33
Tulle - sounds like my mom's unusual name, Tuuli! it means WIND in Finnish.

I love the "striped dress," it reminds me of ocean breezes and sorbet :-)
#55 Wanderlust (Homepage) on 2009-05-27 00:09
They having amazing dresses & jackets! I really love the "Tullette Jumper Dress".

This is such a fantasti giveaway!
#56 Natasha on 2009-05-27 05:54
darn it BB, i continue to hope that one day you'll pull my name out of your magic hat :-(

anyway, i LOVE tulle (their super sale - an annual event i believe? - is SICK; i got a dress for $6.99 and a skirt for $5.99. RAD.), and since i am on an ongoing search for The Cutest Jumper On Earth, i'm all about the tullette jumper dress, linen jumper dress, or suspender skirt. three picks, my, aren't we greedy...
#57 hanna (Homepage) on 2009-05-27 06:27
I love the gingham shirt.
#58 Crystal Stubbs on 2009-05-27 07:39
I love the Tullette Belted Button Down Dress -- Cute clothes!!!
#59 Chloe on 2009-05-27 07:47
Wow! Great clothes! I love the Tweed Tabard Sweater.
#60 Crystal (Homepage) on 2009-05-27 08:11
How to choose? The green flocked skirt is my favorite, but everything is adorable!
#61 Maggie (Homepage) on 2009-05-27 08:54
Looking ahead to the fall -- I love the sleeve detail on the Angora Cardigan. Lovely colors, too.
#62 Lucy Cernahoschi on 2009-05-27 09:11
There are many looks I like on the site. The cotton voile asymmetrical tank looks lovely. :-)
#63 Meli on 2009-05-27 09:30
My favorite is the Shimmer Satin Tiered Dress! I see it with nude heels, a smashing belt, and matte accessories :-)

I can't decide if I like fog or black better...why not both? :-)
#64 Patty on 2009-05-27 09:32
I love the Linen Jumper Dress in Mimosa. Coming from Arizona.. that dress is perfect for a day out in the the HOT summer sun!
#65 cherie on 2009-05-27 10:03
Wow so much cuteness! I like the cropped cardigan but also so many other things! The cardigan is the perfect layering piece for the office in the hotter days of summer... Thanks for the opportunity to win!
#66 Beth B. on 2009-05-27 10:34
There's so many things I want...but I LOVE the Shimmer Linen Pleated Blazer...and the teal floral Spaghetti Strap Dress! Perfect for summer!
#67 Srujana on 2009-05-27 10:51
I LOVE the short sleeve top with tucks! omg that blue was beautiful!
#68 crystalcorrin on 2009-05-27 15:05
I love the cotton voile smocked dress.

I dont have a single piece of clothing in bright orange..would love to try that one.
#69 Anu on 2009-05-27 15:09
Thanks a lot for this awesome giveaway!
The clothes all look pretty nice. My favorite item would be the Textured Canvas Pleated Jacket.
#70 Karen on 2009-05-27 17:26
I love the textured gauze sundress in the pretty blue color. It would be perfect for the summer!
#71 Heather on 2009-05-27 21:25
I like the Tullette Drawstring Jacket with Pockets.

On sale too!
#72 Catherine on 2009-05-27 21:34
pickstitch shawl collar jacket, i wants it
#73 VM on 2009-05-28 00:29
i LOVE the tulip overlay skirt! amazing clothes!
#74 joceline on 2009-05-28 02:47
My favorite item would be the canvas trench (in Dolphin)!
#75 Lyka on 2009-05-28 03:05
I'll admit, I've never been to the site until now, and I am glad I did! While browsing through the sale section, I spotted the printed cotton sheen paper bag skirt! Love love love this!
#76 TC on 2009-05-28 07:25
this site is incredible!
hard to pick just one, but...
the strapless party dress in navy seems perfect to wear for a warm summer date night
#77 michelleg on 2009-05-28 07:54
I love the orange Cotton Voile Smocked Neck dress. It's adorable & perfect with a cardigan & some chunky bracelets!
#78 Dee Dee on 2009-05-28 09:06
My favorite piece has to be the Circle Brocade Babydoll Dress. It can be dressed up or dressed down. Its very versatile which is what I look for in a lot of the pieces I own. Love it.

#79 Talk Pretty To Me (Homepage) on 2009-05-28 10:09
I love the Baby Quilted Dress!!! So cute..looove the neck line!
#80 alicia on 2009-05-28 10:21
I love the pique belted jacket & the entire spring look#4. Very cute.
#81 Gigi (Homepage) on 2009-05-28 17:26
ditto. so tough to choose. but this one may be #1.
#81.1 Evie on 2009-06-02 07:27
their coats are my favorite, like the tab-front, military-inspired one -- it's so awesome to know there are vintage, anthropologie-style brands out there for a more reasonable price!
#82 candice on 2009-05-28 23:25
It was really hard to choose one item, but I absolutely LOVED the Baby Quilted Dress (in black) when I saw it. The neck detail is simple and elegant. The dress is very chic -- with a hint of Jackie O. :-)
#83 Kat on 2009-05-29 00:53
The tulip skit with cascade is fabulous. It can be dressed up for work and easily worn on a date later that night. It's colorful and fun and easy to match with any mood. I would definitely put my $25 winnings toward this purchase!
#84 Juliana (Homepage) on 2009-05-29 09:57
I love Bamboo fabric so my pick is the Bamboo short sleeved cardigan. I'm on the search for bamboo silk fabrics.
#85 Rebecca on 2009-05-29 11:07
The Tullette V Neck Dress w/Pockets in cherry is super cute! It would be cute in black or twilight too.
#86 Blair Davis on 2009-05-30 00:58
I love the paper bag skirt in marina... but everything is so beautiful!
#87 Megan on 2009-05-30 08:09
My favorite piece from Tulle right now is the solid jersey keyhole tank. It's light and breezy which is perfect for muggy D.C. summers and I love the calm yet vibrant Sunset color. I'm also digging the mod-looking yoke and pleat which adds interest to an otherwise standard tank.
#88 Connie on 2009-05-30 17:38
I think the "Flocked Party Dress" in mimosa is so adorable. I'd add some bangles, earrings, red heels, cardigan, skinny belt, and my clutch. Good to go!
#89 Julia on 2009-05-30 22:40
I am a sucker for swaeters, and seeing as I just got to Colorado where it is still cold, that's a good thing. That's why I really like the Bamboo 3/4 Sleeve Tunic.
#90 Shannon on 2009-05-31 19:50
I love the purple flutter top paired with the linen paper bag skirt (lol...funny name) Sooo cute!
#91 Suzy on 2009-06-01 02:07
Loving the textured gauze bow neck top!
#92 Coni on 2009-06-01 14:13
My favorite item is the picque belted jacket!
#93 Jessica A. on 2009-06-01 17:14
Such a sweet look with the Textured Gauze Ruffled Top!! My fav for sure!
#94 Allison on 2009-06-02 03:04
Solid Rayon Drawstring Tank

very cute, and i can wear it to work!
#95 Shanna on 2009-06-02 08:29
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