Ballet is having a major fashion moment. Countless ballet-inspired lines and campaigns have emerged in recent years, proving ballerinas are officially the new It girls. Thanks to Under Armour's “I Will What I Want” campaign featuring Misty Copeland and Free People's Movement Dance Collection, we now all want to be ballerinas. Since most of us can't actually become the toe-pointing beauties (turns out it’s pretty hard...), we'll settle for looking like one.
Ballerinas represent a higher elegance, combining beauty and grace with strength and power, and exuding a unique regal feel. Aside from this being translated in their story-telling routines, it’s impeccably evident in their wardrobe. As an ex-ballerina, I can confidently say that one of my favorite parts was lacing up my satin point shoes, slipping into a jewel-encrusted body suit, and wrapping myself in all the tulle I could find. Each piece I performed portrayed a different character with different emotions, prompting its own sequence of colors, textures and fabrics. Fashion brands are now paying homage to the beautiful art of the ballet, putting out pieces that are being transformed from stage to runway to everyday street style. Here are four ways to dress like a ballerina, so you can actually feel like one.
Amore Maxi Tulle Prom Skirt, $69.90, ChicWish.com; Fluffy Cropped Jumper $29 NewLook.com; Apres Soiree Necklace $80 ShopBop.com; Embellished Heart Minaudière $245 SaksFifthAvenue.com; Moose White Shoe $59.99 Heels.com
Bead Embellished Tulle Mini Skirt, $170, Net-A-Porter.com; Satin Bralet $45 TopShop.com; Feather Clutch, $128, Nordstrom.com; Leather Ballet Flats, $280, Net-A-Porter.com; Crystal Pearl Earrings, $58, JCrew.com