The ballerina trend may come and go, but, for me, dressing up as a ballerina is always in style. I’m not exactly running around the streets of New York in my pointe shoes, but I do have more ballerina skirts and dresses than the average person, I am, after all, a ballerina at heart. I often find myself dressing in ballet-inspired outfits, especially around the holiday season. One of my all-time favorite ballets, George Ballenchine’s, The Nutcracker, is premiering at the New York City Ballet next week and I’m counting the days, in my tutu’s, of course, until the premiere.
Lace-up ballet shoes, buns, and delicate pastel tights are just a few styles that come from the world of ballet. While wearing all three elements together might be over the top, adding one ballet-inspired piece, adds a touch of grace (and romance), to your outfit and allows your inner ballerina to emerge. Ballerina skirts and dresses come in many colors, so if pink is too girly or over-the-top for you, choose a darker colored piece. You can find real tutu’s in dance stores, like Capezio, but many designers (and in all price ranges) have ballet-inspired fashions. Find amazing vintage inspired tulle skirts at YSL. Urban Outfitters’ just came out with a limited edition ballerina dress, that’s so freaking cute. I also spotted a few ballet skirts at Free People, last week. Tory Burch is known for her Reva Ballet Flats, you can find them studded at Giuseppe Zanotti, while Missoni is keeping them very classy and simple.
Style your tutu’s with killer heels, leather jackets or furs, and a sexy clutch…now you’re ready for glam holiday nights out!