Fashion For Dancers – 5 Must Haves In Your Wardrobe!

Mishti Shirke , 15 Oct 2014
Mishti Shirke (source: Sahil Shah Photography)
Mishti Shirke (source: Sahil Shah Photography)

Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just testing waters with your newfound love for all things dance – these are a few fashion essentials that will keep you feeling both hot and cool on the dance floor, if you know what I mean! *wink wink.*

1. The Shrug

Flashdance
Flashdance

A knitted shrug is just perfect to add on top of your leotard pre-rehearsals or dance class. In fact, you can add it on to just about any outfit. They’re perfect to wear during warm ups and aren’t as bulky as jackets. You’ll look good, but still be snug enough to focus on those killer dance moves. They’re super cute, super light, and pair well with just about anything!

2. Sheer Tights

Flashdance
Flashdance

These are absolute necessities in the dance world! If you don’t already have a few of these, ladies, it’s about time you invest in a couple! Nude and black sheers are dancer basics and can be worn all year round. They pair well with just about any colour combination.  They are super stretchy and suit all shapes and sizes. Plus they mould to your legs perfectly. Note: stretch is a dancer’s best friend!!

3. The Short Shorts

Dirty Dancing
Dirty Dancing

The bunhead, the theatre dance fanatic, the  diva, the hip-hop dancer with swag, or the contemporary queen – no matter who you are, the short shorts are a must for every dancer! They can be worn with a sports bra, a simple tank, leggings underneath, or a leotard. Whether you like to keep it simple or opt for something more glitzy, your options are endless!

4. The Sports Bra

Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai

This AH-mazing invention is by far the central and most fundamental part of every dancing chica’s wardrobe! Not only does the Sports Bra keep every girl boogying, twirling, and pirouetting in extreme comfort, but it also comes in an infinite amount of styles, colours, and designs to match your mood. It really does make for the best kind of support!

5. Leg Warmers

Dil To Pagal Hai
Dil To Pagal Hai

These uber trendy, warm-up basics surged to popularity in the 80’s, thanks to the release of Flashdance and they’ve certainly retained their fame! Leg warmers come in different textures, thickness, colours, and lengths. Neon colours are certainly a go-to when it comes to leg warmers. The brighter, the better! Whether you’re more on the petite side and prefer an ankle warmer or if  you would much rather take to a thigh-high leg warmer, there’s a perfect pair for every dancer! Besides, dancing and performing is probably the only time you can get away with wearing leg warmers. Checked out our list of awkward fashion moments, yet?

With these essentials tucked into your wardrobe, you’re going to want to dance the night and the day away! Oh wow, now we really want to go watch some classic dance movies. Got any suggestions?

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