Want To Channel Balletcore Even If You’re Not A Dancer? Balletcore Outfit Inspo
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I feel like every girl wanted to be a ballerina at least once growing up. Good thing the balletcore trend is letting us live out those fantasies, even if we never became dancers. Balletcore is essentially looking like a romanticized version of a traditional ballet dancer. It’s ballet rehearsal-inspired athleisure wear or ballet performance-style outfits. You want to wear something comfortable and easy to move freely in as if you were a dancer. It’s very feminine, with the main color pallet being black, pink, pastels, gray, and white. Materials are also important for a ballet-inspired outfit, as ballet attire is lightweight and comfy like silks, chiffon, tulle and high-stretch materials like knit and jersey. It’s a mix of feminine colors and forms with a more athletic style of clothing. If this sounds like something you’d like to try out, keep scrolling for balletcore outfit inspo!
Bodysuits or unitards
A classic piece when thinking about traditional ballet clothing is a bodysuit or unitard. This will be a great staple and foundation to any balletcore outfit you want to build. Depending on the weather and the amount of coverage you want, there are bodysuits or full jumpsuits that you can wear under your other clothing.
Wrap skirts are another popular item traditionally worn in ballet. A classic chiffon wrap skirt will definitely make you look like a ballerina. But if you want to make it more of an everyday wearable item, try one of the more opaque wrap skirts in satin. It will still give a similar look without being so see through.
A bolero or shrug seems to be on everyone’s balletcore list. Boleros are worn by ballet dancers during practice as a warmup garment to keep their shoulders and arms warmed up. You can mix and match your bolero with a tube bodysuit or tube top. Wrap tops are also very athletic and ballet-inspired and can be worn on top of any outfit and look nice. A tie-front top is also something I can picture a ballet dancer walking into rehearsal wearing, and it’s easily adjustable depending on how you want to tie it.
Workout dresses or skirt sets
A workout dress or matching set is a great balletcore outfit to wear when you want to be active and feminine. Tennis dresses are a popular find and can be worn with other ballet-inspired pieces like shrugs or wrap tops. They are also great for the summer months, especially if it’s very hot where you live. They also give the feeling of a bodysuit and skirt in one, with the bottom of the dress flaring out slightly.
Accessories can really add to a balletcore outfit, and since these looks don’t actually have to be worn to dance rehearsal you can really be as creative as you want. Ballet flats or heels are a go to for footwear, as they will really complete the look of a ballet dancer while being able to wear them casually. Legwarmers are very trendy and I’ve seen them paired with ballet flats a lot. Tights are also a common ballet item that can be worn even if you’re not dancing, you can pair them with any of the clothing items from this list for some added coverage.
The makeup and hair is such a fun way to add to the balletcore look. Bows seem to be sprinkled into everything balletcore related, so why not add some in your hair as well! A cute hairstyle for bows are pigtails or pigtail braids, and securing the ends of the braids with bows. If you are thinking about doing makeup, something very light and neutral will look best with this trend. Pink and nude eyeshadow would look amazing and pink blush would also go nicely with this makeup. I think the no-makeup makeup trend would also work really well with balletcore, it is basically just a very simple light coverage makeup look that gives the illusion of not wearing much makeup.
Did you like the balletcore outfit inspo? Will you be trying any balletcore outfits? Let us know in the comments!