Pull out your Flashdance DVD, because dancewear is HOT this fall!
When 1980s films “Flashdance” and “Fame” hit the silver screen, every woman in Manhattan and across the globe donned a leotard and even a tutu. Madonna was an enormous champion of wearing dancewear in her videos and nowthe 80s are back.
Trendy retailers are featuring the return of the leotard, off-shoulder tops (made famous in “Flashdance”) and loose crop pants, reminiscent of dance wear on the mannequins for this fall season. NYC runaways are brimming full of models strutting styles ripped right from the dance studio.
The Ins and Outs of Dancewear for Fashion Try a leotard under skinny jeans or with a loose summer skirt Layer leotards with sweaters or long sleeve-fitted tops Wear dance pants to the yoga studio or shopping with friends A fun tutu may be just the eye-catching accessory for clubbing Leg warmers are back wear them over skinny jeans or shorts
Remember, you may not find all traditional dancewear pieces, such as pointe shoes or a tutu at your local retailer, so you may need to explore online dancewear stores.
How to Buy Dancewear (Even if You arent Wearing it for Dance Class!)
Although a cool leotard or tutu may be the new fashion rage, you may not find exactly what you are looking for at a department store or trendy retailer. To get the perfect look, why not head to a dance store for a wider selection? Fashionistas “in the know” are always looking for high quality clothing and a competitive price. The only problem is that many dance boutiques charge a hefty price for name brand products. You dont have to miss out on this enduring fashion trend or spend hundreds of dollars on a quality leotard. Instead, search the Internet for an online dancewear retailer. The best online stores offer the same name brand products for a considerably lower price. Why? No overhead means that the retailer can slash prices for the same name brand items found at fancy dance boutiques. Plus online dancewear retailers often carry a more extensive line of shoes, tutus, leotards and accessories they simply have more warehouse space to hold deeper stock.
Another bonus of shopping online is that you wont have to run from store to store looking for each piece many online retailers carry everything you need, all in one place. You can create your own trend by mixing and matching a variety of leotard styles with dance shorts or convertible tights. In the world of fashion, the sky is the limit! From a chic leotard to a flouncy tutu, the fashion conscious gal can still achieve high fashion without the high fashion price.