Barre classes - which combine components of ballet, yoga, and pilates - are the latest exercise trend, and it looks like designers followed suit. Spring looks included some beautiful nods to dance-inspired style that can be re-created without pointe shoes and leg-warmers.
1. Tulle skirts aren't for everyone, it's true, but women of all shapes, sizes, and ages have been rocking them for several years running now. The key is to find a style that's made from a soft, fluid tulle instead of the stiff, abrasive stuff used in tutus. Make tulle less showy by combining with casual elements.
2. Floaty, sheer fabrics are reminiscent of classical ballet costumes and are a much subtler way to cash in on the trend. Try a sheer blouse with slim pants or jeans, and accent with pearls.
3. And, of course, anything in light, dusty ballet pink is a good bet. Bonus points for fluid draping and feminine details.
Want to add some ballet-inspired looks to your wardrobe? Here are a few key pieces you can pick up right now:
1. Prima Tulle Skirt, $118 at Garnet Hill (garnethill.com) in sizes XS - XL http://www.garnethill.com/prima-tulle-skirt/378822?&defattribvalue=main
3. Tie Front Ballet Wrap Cardigan, $28 at woolovers.com in sizes S- XL and 18 color options http://www.woolovers.us/cotton-silk/womens/tie-front-cardigan.aspx
4. Ralph Lauren Flutter Sleeve Top, $55.99 at Macy's in sizes 1X - 3X in white, pink, or black. http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/lauren-ralph-lauren-plus-size-flutter-sleeve-top?