Dancewear en l’air: The Vibrant Wrap Skirt

Let’s beat those Monday blues with some fashion today. If you’re in the mood for a stylistic pick-me-up, Capezio’s 1290, a printed chiffon wrap skirt, is just the thing for your next class.

I really like the length of this skirt for pointe classes in particular – the gently tapered hem gives a nice length to the leg without looking – ahem – “hoochie” short.  And the floral pattern of teal, burgundy, pink and black will pair nicely with a basic black or with your bolder leos in similar hues.  I think it would look great over a unitard, too. All in all, an elegant but very fun pick.

Dancewear en l’air: The Sporty Zipper Unitard

Unitards can be fun for rehearsals and even auditions, especially for contemporary ballet, and Sansha’s mock-neck unitard #503 is a modern change from the usual unembellished tank and long-sleeved versions.

This unitard features a zipper from the neck to right below the bust so you can customize your look. Stirrups at the feet keep the leg lines as long as possible and accentuate pointe shoes particularly well.

Get The Goods

When I was a young dancer, Discount Dance Supply was best mail-order company for dancewear. (No internet back then, kiddos!) They would special order styles, colors or sizes that didn’t appear in their catalog. Though they are still pretty good, they no longer provide special order service – If you want a special size or item you’ll have to look elsewhere.

Many excellent dancewear retailers have a wider selection and better service than DDS. If you still can’t find what you want, quite of few of them will special order, cut-to-order or dye-to-order your item. Some do not show up easily in Google though, so you kinda have to know where to look. Lucky for you, the CBT is in the know! Here’s the 411 on the best places to get the goods:

ADA Discount Dancewear

All 4 Dance (For real – Just search for what you want in sports apparel!)

Back Bay Dancewear

Capezio Dancewear Shop

Dance Distributors

Dance Express

The Dancer’s Shop

Dancer’s Warehouse

DWC Dancewear Corner

Just For Kix

New York Dancewear

River’s Edge Dancewear

I have not included here the it-sites for costumes or for designer dancewear manufacturers who direct-sell on their site, but I’ll make separate posts for that eventually. Send me a message on the Contact the CBT page if you want to see that info sooner rather than later. Happy Shopping!