Here are our top picks for 2014 fashion trends to watch in dancewear and accessories:
1. Lace Ballet Bodysuits
Gone are the days of boring, uncomfortable, and unflattering ballet bodysuits! The modern-day ballet bodysuit is fashionable, comfortable, durable, and lets you show off your personal sense of style. Lace, mesh, and intricate straps are just a few of the ways that you can stand out in dance class, auditions, and workshops simply just with the bodysuit you are wearing. They are a great transition piece to wear from ballet, add a pair of shorts or leggings, and wear to jazz class. We love this SoDanca lace bodysuit since it highlights the dancer’s back and emphasizes posture and poise.
2. Bold-Print Leggings
Since most dancers can be found wearing leggings almost every day – from the dance studio, to school, to hanging out with friends, and lounging around the house – you might as well have a pair that is different than the 10 other black pairs that have been worn all week. These Craze leggings by Mondetta are the perfect patterned legging to add to your collection. They have fun features like small zippered pockets to keep your phone or ipod, and are moisture-wicking so they can be worn for street-wear as well as dancing and working out.
3. Tops with Sequin
Adding small amounts of glitter and sequin to your dance outfits is often a must-have for dancers. Gia-Mia’s stripe sequin tank is exactly that! It’s a loose fitting top that is worn over top of crop tops and bandeaus, and has subtle yet funky stripes of sequins. It looks great with high waist shorts, leggings, and even harem pants for a funky hip-hop look.
4. Dance-Inspired Charm Necklaces
Glitter Pie's charm necklace is great for the older dancer since
it has small, delicate pieces that wouldn’t be ideal for the little ballerina. It has a vintage look with gold charms and a pale pink ballerina. We love this necklace as a gift to give to your dance BFF since they can wear it to school, at competitions, and anywhere else they want to show off their dance-pride! The length of the gold chain is perfect – the charms sit about mid-chest – and can be worn with casual and dressy outfits.