GOOD GIRL GONE BAD
With the success of the latest block buster ‘The Black Swan’ ballet is sweeping the nation, from starting up classes to wearing ballet inspired pieces. And who can blame the world for going ballet mad, with Natalie Portman and Co working that sexy ballet look, whether you’re feeling like a white swan or are straying towards exploring the black swan inside of you there is something for everyone.
The catwalks have already paid tribute to this growing trend with Chloe, Lanvin and Antonio Beradi all featuring these fresh modern takes on a classic ballerina look. Nudes and flesh tones are a real elegant alternative to this seasons 70’s inspired bright prints and patterns, so why not try out these ballet inspired looks for a night out where you will look the most elegant of them all.
If you’re thinking ballet inspired pieces are going out rocking a tutu like when you were 5, think again. With lots of different takes on this look, from tutu inspired pieces to flowing chiffon dresses you’ll want to dress as a ballerina every day.
For a classic take on the look, start with a nude dress to show you’re white swan inspired look. Try to avoid anything too white as you may end up more tacky than elegant and classy, which is the essence of this look. This example from Lipsy London is the perfect mix of ballet inspired elegance with a modern edge, as the top is body con it will outline your feminine curves. By adding simple and classic black accessories it will keep the focus on the dress itself, adding a cameo necklace will finish off the gorgeous elegant look and you’ll be ready to take the dance floor by storm.
If you want to explore you’re black swan side, inspired by the latest blockbuster try out some of these more modern rock chick dresses. Inspired by artists such as Madonna, Taylor Momsen and the punk era of the 80’s these are the perfect alternative if you fancy taking a ride on the dark side.
For this look why not experiment with different materials, why not try chiffon against leather for a real edgy punk inspired look, like this piece from One Tea Spoon. Again the top half of the dress is body con inspired, mixed with a chiffon layered underskirt gives this look a real ballet inspired punk look. To keep with the punk theme, try some brash metallic’s, such as burnt out gold or tarnished silver. Add some studs and leather jewellery to complete your transformation to the dark side.