A Collection of Ballet Costumes

A Collection of Ballet Costumes

The French monarch, Louis XIV, was the first to wear lavish ballet costumes. In 1653, as a teenager, he achieved his most memorable feat as a dancer who was garbed in a fancy golden Roman- cut corset and a kilt of golden rays, thus being dubbed as the Sun King.

In the 20th century, choreographic invention has led many to limit the ballet costumes and even the sets to a bare minimum. Simplicity was considered very essential to allow the audience to focus on the dancers’ body movements and intricate patterns.

Below is a collection of modern ballet costumes that have been normally used in performances and recitals.
* Knitwear as Ballet Costumes
Danskin Cobweb Flare Legwarmers
This collection offers a unique cobweb design. Nice lightweight knits keep you warm without being bulky. Try the soft tie-front sweater, dainty pull-on skirt or full-length flared legwarmers for a chic twist on your classical knitwear.
Gaynor Minden Silk Knit Shorts
The boy cut short has become a staple in every dancer’s wardrobe. These are a welcome addition. You will reach for them in your dance bag at every opportunity. The fabric is soft and comfortable and the styling is unsurpassed.
* Leotards as Ballet Costumes
Premiere Contrast Tank Leotards
This two-toned tank features flattering textured rib contrasts. Enjoy the moderate low back, bust gather detail and supportive power mesh bra lining. Light blue top contrasts with your choice of black or chocolate bodice.
Gilda Marx Halter Leotards
This jazz leg halter is a new design that offers a seamless garment for the ultimate in mobility and performance. The unique yarn combination molds to the body and has moisture management capabilities. The body conscious rib detail is visually slimming and provides invisible support.
* Tights as Ballet Costumes
Prima Soft Seamed Convertible Tights
This seamed tight is a matte supplex nylon lycra. The seams are intentionally sewn on the outside of the tight due to the “one size” fit. The seams will stretch and become three times more narrow when worn.
Capezio Sparkle Tights
Highly reflective silver lurex yarn lends a sparkle to this semi-opaque tight.
* Tutus as Ballet Costumes
Bando Tutu
Ruffled on elastic waistband with four layers of nylon net. For a show or play, you’ll feel and look like a real ballerina. Satin bodysuit sold separately.
Leo’s Juliet Tutu
Two full layers of Nylon netting fall just below the knee. Pair with the satin basic bodysuit for a polished finish. A nicely priced item that is easy to trim for extra sparkle.
* Dresses as Ballet Costumes
Mirella Strapless-Look Dress
The strapless-look performance dress features nude nylon or spandex mesh in place of straps. The attached skirt has a side front slit on the right leg.
Capezio Camisole Dress
A classic camisole dress with scoop front neckline and deep V-back. Matching georgette skirt is gently flared and mid-thigh length in front with a gentle dip in back with a shelf bra lining.
* Skirts as Ballet Costumes
Danskin Handkerchief Mesh Skirt
An innovative skirt by Danskin with a handkerchief hem and shirred fold-over waist. Mesh fabric moves nicely and provides plenty of airflow.
Body Wrappers Chiffon Wrap Skirt
The chiffon wrap skirt from Body Wrappers is made of free-flowing chiffon. This skirt is dyed to perfectly match the Premier Collection leotards. The dyed to match fold-over elastic waistband and ties ensure a secure fit.