Ballerinas are known for their grace, fitness and beauty. Apart from being in awe of their dramatic athletic abilities, I always love the costumes that also tell a part of the story being expressed through dance. Whether dressing for rehearsal (grey, pink and black knits and basics) or a performance (tulle skirts and dresses) there are plenty of pieces that can be worn for either occasion.
Tulle, sequins, dramatic make up and buns scream girlishness and class combined. It is easy to achieve the ballet look from net-a-porter.com.
Needle & Thread offer gorgeous evening wear featuring tulle and intricate beading. The designs are beautiful and they use cream and black tones.
Ballet Beautiful offer high quality designs for ballet and barre classes. Some of their pieces can also be worn casually. The collection comprises of ballet slippers, tulle skirts and wraps.
This Topshop Unique pink velvet mini skirt, also from Net-A-Porter would look brilliant with a black or grey knit and back tights.
The Australian Ballet also have an online shop where they sell ballet themed clothing. I love this casual off-the-shoulder sweater.
Keeping with the grey theme, Witchery have some beautiful wool items that are perfect for the off-duty ballerina. They have just released their Autumn collection, and many of the pieces are amazing.
Add a pretty bag, like this Forever New black satin and gold clutch.
Polish of a ballet inspired outfit with soft pink nail colour like Essie’s Ballet Slippers. Repetto perfume in made by the French company that makes ballet shoes and has a gorgeous scent of cherry blossoms that evokes images of the Nutcracker.