Balletcore: The Dance-Inspired Fashion Trend That’ll Have Your Style On Pointe

Everything you need to rock the balletcore trend.

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Calling all dancing queens! This fashion trend is bringing your favorite dancewear pieces from the studio to the street.

Meet balletcore; one of the aesthetics taking over TikTok. We’re breaking it down and showing you exactly how you can make this style all your own. 

Think athleisure, but with some ✨flair✨

Balletcore includes all the things we love about ballet, from the comfy warm-up wardrobe of wrap sweaters and leg warmers to the delicate pastel tutus and leotards worn on stage. It’s all of the fun, girly things that make us feel like kids again; bows, silk, and lots of pink!

It’s a fun and playful way to dress up your gym clothes or make your work wardrobe a little more comfortable, and you know we love a fashion meets function moment! 

This style takes everything you love about athleisure but gives it an elegant twist. It’s versatile, it’s chic, and it’s something that anyone can incorporate into their look. 

@arminarshe a psa to wear fleece lined tights with your skirts during winter ❄️🎀 #coquette #balletcore #pilatesprincess #winteroutfits ♬ original sound – hannah


How did it start?

Before it was taking over TikTok with over 375 million views for #balletcore, ballerina-inspired style was inspiring couture designers all the way back in the 1930s, when Chanel was making her gorgeous tulle gowns. Then in the 1960s, the ballet flat became a closet must-have.

Now that we’re looking for clothes that are cute and comfy in the work-from-home world, and as many ways to wear athleisure outside of the gym as we can, it’s back and better than ever!

Ready to leap into this trend?

Here’s how to get the look.

Stick to the basics.

Build your wardrobe with bodysuits, sheer skirts, and classic ballet flats.

It's all in the layers.

Layer with leg warmers, tights, and wrap tops to elevate your outfit. 

Comfort is key.

Think soft knits, silky satins, and oh-so fluffy tulle mixed in with your favorite stretchy athleisure materials. 

Head over to POPFLEX and check out the Pirouette Tiered Skort, a tutu-inspired piece that’ll have you feeling like a prima ballerina. You can read my own review on the skirt here.

Embellish your outfit.

Think bows, lace, and tulle accents. The key is creating the perfect balance between elegance and ease. Add some fun hair accessories like headbands or some delicate pearl jewelry to complete the look. 

As much as we love this style, there are some things we want to leave behind.

In the past, ballet has been gatekept from certain communities. While we love dancer-inspired fashion, the industry has not been kind to people existing in larger bodies, nor has it often made space for dancers of color to shine.

While we celebrate this fashion trend, it’s important to create a space where everyone is welcome.

@porsharenaehall When I was younger I was a ballerina. I never got to pointe which I know is the most challenging. Now I love adoring the fashion style and taking Pilates Barre workouts is the closest to reliving the sport right now. 🎼🩰🦢👸🏾🎀 *also the bag is actually my vintage ballerina bag when I was younger with my shoes and a couple pieces of wardrobe. (90s) Are you a current or former black ballerina? Would love to know your experience because it’s different for everyone! #vlogmas #pinkmas #blackballerina#ballerinaaesthetic#balletcore#balletstyle#balletfashion#blackballetcore#pinterestaesthetic#pintereststyle#ballerina#pinkaesthetic#blackprincess#princessaesthetic#blackfemininity#balletcoreaesthetic#balletcorefashion ♬ girlfriend – Hemlocke Springs

Ready to give the balletcore look a try?

Now that you’ve learned about balletcore, we can’t wait to see how you make this trend all your own! How do you feel about the aesthetic? Leave a comment below!

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  1. Susannah says:

    Have you heard of Misty Copeland? Maria Tallchief? Both are/were prima ballerinas of color. Keep in mind, years of study and a high degree of skill are necessary to obtain a position in a ballet company in the US or in any country, even a position in the corps d’ballet.

    1. Annie says:

      Yes, this! Also Yasmine Naghdi, Janet Collins, Aesha Ash, Michaela DePrince (one of my all-time favorite and most inspirational ballerinas), Debra Austin, and more! <3 <3