How to Dress Like a Ballet Dancer
Have you ever wanted to incorporate dance into your everyday outfits? Here is where you can learn what to do, and what not to do.
Get appropriate headgear. You can make a tight bun, which always looks nice, but if you want a dance look that's more relaxed, you can have a ponytail with a cute headband. Sometimes, using hair ribbons or barrettes from past costumes can look really cute.
Wear a ballet top. You can wear a form fitting tee shirt or tank with a sweater, or if you're going to a dance class you can wear a leotard with a flirty shrug. Some girls also like to wear a ballet warm-up sweater (they have tons at discountdance.com) with a lacy cami. Also, if you attend, or have ever attended, dance competitions, the tee shirts they sell there (like at Fire & Ice or USTD) look really good over a cami.
Look for lengthy leg coverage. Anything that elongates the legs is good. Good jeans, or a nice denim mini. Wearing leg warmers with a skirt also looks really cute, if you know how to do it. Don't wear funky-patterned legwarmers with a funky skirt. Aim for simple, like solid-colored leg warmers with a denim miniskirt.
Find sweet footwear. You should wear some shoes like athletic tennis shoes or flats. Also, socks should be low cut.
Add the extras, like some jewelry with the word "dance" or ballet slippers.
- Be careful if you wear tutus over jeans or leggings you may get strange looks.
- Wear pastel colours and try to squeeze a little black in.