Have you heard the buzz about “Balletcore?” It entails soft fabrics and loads of layering. Think silks, satins, tulle, and wool. This aesthetic is meant to be dreamy, elegant, and give that an off-duty ballerina vibe.
To master the balletcore aesthetic, invest in a few sustainable and ethically-made pieces that are cut just right for the look and focus on layering and accessorizing with cardigans, crew socks, and hair scarves.
Putting Together a Ballet-Inspired Base Layer
There’s two main ways to begin building your balletcore outfit. The first option is ultra-comfy and oh-so-easy: simple black leggings. Our Classic Cotton Leggings truly are the perfect sustainable pair to start with!
A second option for a base layer is a maxi skirt. Choose a flowy skirt that oozes elegance. The Maxi Skirt in Blush has that dreamy, quintessential ballet style and light pink color. If you want to go bold, try the Maxi Wrap Skirt in wine - no one says you have to wear all pink!
Love a skirt but want something shorter? Opt for the Tara Dotted Swiss Skirt. Its unique texture stands out and evokes tulle without being poofy. Plus, the neutral black color makes it easy to mix-and-match with different colors you may want to work into your outfit.
Tops That'll Make You Want to Twirl
Now that we’ve got the base of our balletcore fit down, you’ll want some tops, cardigans, and sweaters for the prima look. The Nicole Bodysuit is the perfect addition to any balletcore outfit. Solid colored leotards are the staple for any ballerina, so what’s better than a bodysuit?
If a bodysuit isn’t your thing, go for a simple, solid color crop top. Our pick is the Yoga Scoop Crop Top.
The front and back deep scoop with capped sleeves gives a perfect amount of elegance and femininity. With a neutral base, you can pretty much layer anything on top to get that balletcore look.
Cardigans, Sweaters, oh my!
The perfect en-pointe addition to your balletcore base is the Bridget Cardigan or the Jasmine Cardigan. They both give you the option to show off your silhouette while also achieving the maximum off-duty ballerina vibe.
Or, layer over your base with the Cori Wrap Sweater. The material is ultra-lightweight and the wrap silhouette makes it easy to layer without adding too much bulk.
If you thought we were done, here comes the encore! Pair any of these outfits with the Casual Sock. The crew design makes it easy to scrunch at your ankles and achieve that effortless just-out-of-rehearsal look.
Accessorize your hair with the Beatrice Hairscarf or the Carmen Headband. Both will add a fun flair to your elegant look.
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