Talking about Ballet and fashion, it takes a long time to finish the story. Ballet-inspired fashion is a harmony of an adorable piece of art works. After I talked about hairstyle, tops and the fluffy skirt inspired by Ballet, this time let’s move on to Ballet-inspired fashion from hip to toe!
Skinny jeans and leggings are very favored to teenagers in these days. We can obviously see those kinds of fashion on the street in every seasons. However, the design of skinny jeans and leggings are exactly as same as what ballerinas wear in their Ballet class. It’s a Ballet tight, it is it. I don’t wonder how skinny jeans and legging became very popular, because it totally helps lengthen our legs. It just makes us look slimmer like the dancer on the stage.
J.Crew ballerina flats
The biggest thing in Ballet that influences fashion is flat shoes, or ballerina flats. There’s no doubt where the design is coming from. Flats shoes are widely sold around the world ranging from brand name designer boutiques to low-budget shoes shops. Flats are really fashionable and it can easily match to any of styles of fashion. That’s the reason women love them. Even though flats shoes in the fashion world are made from varieties of material and colors, we many times see them completely like ballet shoes with pink and soft leather. For me, J.Crew is a representative of ballerina flats brand.
Now you can see how much Ballet inspires fashion. Actually, I would say, both of them inspire each other. Fashion collaborates with choreography and dancer’s skill to present numbers of fantastic shows on the stage as well. Or we could say, they’re good friends.
Next time I will talk about another significant thing which is motivated by Ballet. Don’t miss the next blog of Ballet Blossom.
Photograph from Sodabottle
As we know that Ballet is a symbol of sweetness, femininity, and imagination, that might be a reason why we keep seeing Ballet-inspired fashion all year round from brand name designers to the local ones.
Ballet inspires fashion from head to toe. Starting from the Ballet hairstyle, or Ballet bun, that keeps hair from flying in a dancer’s face. This hairstyle creates a clean and elegant line for the dancer; therefore, high-end designers adapted this hairstyle in their collections by adding glitter headband, jewelry, or flowers on model’s head bun whose dress are mostly elegant as a bride outfit.
Chloe Summer Runway 2011
Tops of ballet suit, or leotard, are fitted to the upper body. It helps the dancer easily move and stably control their body when turning and being lifted in the air. Many fashion designers love the idea and creates tops using leopard pattern. Stretch top is popular to wear inside and cover with suit, cardigan or vest. It can also be worn alone on top with some nice jewelry. Stretch tops are fashionable to wear with legging jean, shorts, or fluffy skirt. Actually, those styles don’t go far way from what ballerina exactly wears, do they?
Talked about fluffy skirt, it’s the most outstanding fashion adapted from Ballet. We often see this gorgeous skirt in both short and long version on runways. It really shows femininity; in the same time, it hides sexiness, and naughtiness of women. Recently, Japan is a leader of fluffy skirt trend. If you’re going to Harajuku, a fashion center of the country, I bet that you would see five people from ten wearing the fluffy skirt. This trend is spreading fast to Asia, and especially to Europe, after Chloe launched their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection in Paris Fashion Week at the end of 2010.
It’s very exciting to see Ballet skirt blossom on the streets in the United States very soon.
Photograph from Fanclothing