…While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads…
My family has been involved in a local production of the Nutcracker ballet for about the last ten years or so, and with mouse kings and Arabian dancers in my head, I decided to pick out some of my favorite ballet-inspired pieces!
My absolute favorite piece has to be the Swan Lake White Dress. If you any of you saw the blog yesterday by Siobhan about the upcoming Black Swan movie, this dress is certainly in keeping with the spirit of it all!
The Twinkle, Twinkle Little Starlet Cream and Black Dress is another of my favs, and it’s a really great holiday dress too. Office party, dinner date, opera outing — you name it! — this gorgeous dress will really put a swirl in your step!
If you’re not quite the frilly girl, there are also some more low-key ballet-themed ideas:
The Breathless Ballerina Black Dress is a really versatile piece. You can layer it over a warm turtleneck or long sleeve tee, or you can add tights, boots, and a chunky sweater. The asymmetrical lining adds just a hint of trendiness, while chiffon skirt will totally appeal to your girly side.
You have to love the Pas de Bourrée Wine Red Skirt! If the name doesn’t grab you, then the twirly, pleated style totally will. Wear this skirt with everything this season.
And finally, you can’t do ballet without ballet flats!
Ballet flats are probably the comfiest things out there, and the great thing about them is that they’re totally chic, too! Whatever style you choose, you can’t go wrong!
Some of my favs? The Jeffrey Campbell Kayla Pewter Black Chanel Toe Flat, the Wanted Punk Red Satin Frilly Toe Ballerina Flats, and the Restricted Flash Dance Pewter Mary Jane Flat.
The soft, ethereal look has been becoming really popular in fashion lately, and frankly, I’m really happy about it! I love the return to a timeless femininity that can’t be challenged.
Does the ballet look appeal to you? Will you be trying some of these pieces this winter?