I love everything about ballet: the smell of old pointe shoes, the elegant costumes (mainly the tutus), the graceful flow of movement, and the tight buns (yes, I am referring to both the hair style and the body part). Just..everything. I used to dance, but I never amounted to much on account that all I had going for me was flexibility and “good feet”. Since I will never be prima ballerina material, I just aspire to dress like one! Here are my favorite ballet inspired items…
First up, the leotard! This Alice + Olivia body suit blends ballerina chic with pedestrian wearability. I absolutely adore the low back…it is sexy without being skanky!
And now for the tutu! This gem is thanks to J.Crew’s line for children, Crewcuts. That being said, it’s unlikely that you or I will actually be able to fit into this tutu, but since Crewcuts just added size 14 to their range, there’s a glimmer of hope for slender folks.
$32.50 at Crewcuts. Also available in lilac and coral.
And last but not least….the shoes! Although my ballet days are long over, I do like to reminisce and these Bloch ballet flats enable me to do so without putting on my old pointe shoes and nearly breaking an ankle. I also wear ballet flats when I want to be comfortable. You will never find me wearing trainers with jeans,* because I just don’t feel comfortable in them (not to mention it isn’t a fashion statement I choose to make). Trainers feel constricting to me, whereas my feet feel free in ballet flats…weeeee! These are my two favorite styles from Bloch and they come in a candy shop of colors!
*The only time I wear trainers is when I workout because I’m trying to fit into the Crewcuts tutu! :)