Feathers are infiltrating the fashion scene, making their way from the Paris runways to the fashionable cast of Scream Queens. And now they are taking over the blogosphere, starting with Callie Thorpe of From The Corners Of The Curve. Thorpe, a London-based fashion blogger, is known for sporting all of the latest trends. From batwing sleeve dresses to edgy moto jackets, she leaves no of-the-moment look unturned. And on New Year's Eve, Thorpe solidified her trendsetter status yet again by donning a classic ballerina style dress adorned with, you guessed it, feathers.
As temperatures drop, I tend to pile on as much clothing as possible, so dressing like a ballerina just doesn’t sound appealing. However, Thorpe proved me wrong as she fearlessly fought the cold in this ultra-femme frock from Elvi's Prima Collection. While the feather hem took this look to the next level, the sheer sleeves made it slightly more practical for the colder months that lie ahead.
If you, like me, are thinking about adopting the ballerina trend into your wardrobe, try dressing up the look like Thorpe with vintage gold accessories and heels, or going full-on ballerina with a pair of tights and ballet flats. Either way you style it, you can’t go wrong.
Thorpe's ability to turn a simple trend like ballerina dressing into a spectacular outfit is truly inspiring, and I can’t wait to add a ballerina-esque piece to my winter rotation. If you are a fan of this feminine and flirty style, scroll down to see some of the best ballerina pieces on the market.
1. Ballet Pink
ASOS Curve Skater Dress With Flutter Sleeve, $51, asos.com
Look like a prima ballerina in this light pink, full-skirted feminine frock.
Under the Feather Peplum Mini Dress, $108, nastygal.com
Channel your inner Chanel from Scream Queens with this light pink peplum dress.
2. Sheer Sleeves
Little Mistress Plus Shift Dress With Sheer Sleeves, $38.50, asos.com
This delicate lace number is sheer perfection.
ASOS Babydoll Dress with Blouson Sleeves, $36.50, asos.com
Look angelic in this short and sweet dress.
3. Full Skirt
Plus Size Tulle Midi Skirt, $20, charlotterusse.com
Channel your inner Carrie Bradshaw with this super cute tulle skirt.
Nasty Gal Get Into the Groove Tulle Skirt, $88, nastygal.com
This midi tulle skirt is the perfect way to sneak the ballerina trend into your wardrobe more subtly.
4. The Exact Replica
Elvi Prima Black Feather Dress, $146.46, elvi.co.uk
Elvi Prima Teal Feather Dress, $146.46, elvi.co.uk
You can even get Thorpe's exact look at UK plus size retailer Elvi in either black or dark teal in sizes 10 to 22. (Insert praise hands here.)
Bring out your inner ballerina with these fun and flirty frocks! Caution: You may experience an uncontrollable urge to twirl.
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Images: Callie Thorpe/From The Corners Of The Curve; Courtesy Brands