The Top Ballet Style Moments Of 2016 !

The A-Z of the most stylish moments in ballet from 2016 !

 

A. 

ANASTASIA COSTUMES

Opulent costumes, lavish and historically accurate. Designed by Bob Crowley. 

REECE, MATT, LAUREN, GEMMA, ASHLEY, KRISTEN, MARIKO, CHI.  

REECE, MATT, LAUREN, GEMMA, ASHLEY, KRISTEN, MARIKO, CHI.  

B. 

BALLET BUN

The classic ballet bun adds length to the neck. Keep it high with not too much spray to give that relaxed look. 

TIERNEY

TIERNEY

C. 

CHOREOGRAPHER - Wayne McGregor

Wayne McGregor's 10 year anniversary with the Royal Ballet. Had an incredible Triple Bill in November which included two old works Chroma and Carbon Life and a world Premier, Multiverse! 

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D. 

DRESSING ROOMS

Our sanctuary. A place that we not only use to get ready for a show but can also be converted to an office or a 'sewing station' ! 

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E. 

EAR CUFFS

My jewellery of choice this year. Adds an edge to a classical look and works especially  well with a sleek ballet bun.

 topshop.com

 asos.com

FRANKIE

FRANKIE

F. 

FRANKENSTEIN COSTUMES

Stunning costumes from Liam Scarlett's ballet 'Frankenstein'. There is incredible detail for every role, big or small, designed by John Macfarlan. 

FUMI,  SIAN, SARAH, KRISTEN. 

FUMI,  SIAN, SARAH, KRISTEN. 

G. 

GRAPHIC

Another big trend from the ballet studio this year were graphic designs on anything! Ballet skirts, leotards, tees. Not for the faint hearted.  

 www.elevedancewear.com

 dancexclusive.co.uk

LETTIE, HANNAH, CHI, NATS

LETTIE, HANNAH, CHI, NATS

H. 

HEAD DRESSES

Beautiful and can sometimes get lost on the big stage. Look out for my new blog coming soon focusing on headdresses! 

YASMINE, LAUREN, MEG, YUHUI.  

YASMINE, LAUREN, MEG, YUHUI.  

I.  

ICE MACHINE

Our saviour after a hard day at work and sadly not to make a mojito ! 

TEO, FUMI.  

TEO, FUMI.  

J.

JAPAN TOUR

A highlight this year was touring to Japan. The audiences were incredible and make us feel incredibly welcome. A big surprise for me was how many fans have heard of this website. I was incredibly touched and felt such warmth and support. Although the tour was incredibly tough on the body, it was a huge highlight of the year 

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K. 

KNACKERED SHOES

They are our instrument and I think they are the most stylish instrument out there! Thank you to all who donated for charity 'Alzheimers Society'. 

 www.alzheimers.org.uk

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L.  

Lancôme 

Best eye make-up  remover out there. Quite pricey but a real luxury after a heavy show. A simple wipe and it's all off! 

 www.lancome.co.uk

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M. 

MOTHERS

To new ballerina mums out there! They wear their bump with elegance, pride and style. 

 www.xiaoxiaonyc.com

 www.sweatybetty.com

LAURA, LARA, NATS

LAURA, LARA, NATS

N. 

NIKE 

Still up there as one of the top brands for dancers in the gym. I'm attracted to it's 70s take on the bomber jackets, they also come in gorgeous pastels colours. 

nike.com

ME, NICOL.  

ME, NICOL.  

O. 

ONESIES

They are still very popular in the ballet studio. Why? They are fun, keep you warm and incredibly comfortable. What more could you want!

 www.blochworld.com

ROMANY

ROMANY

P. 

PEPPER AND MAYNE

A brand I discovered this year 'Pepper and Mayne'  have a great selection of leotards and warm ups for studio wear. 

Also a mention to 'The Power Plate'. Love this machine and am on it every morning before ballet class!  

 www.pepperandmayne.com

 powerplate.com

ME.  

ME.  

Q. 

QUINOA

Personally can't stand the stuff but it trended big time this year. It has high amounts of protein which is important for dancers, and it's also rich in calcium and magnesium among other vitamins! 

 waitrose.com

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R. 

ROLLERS

A necessity for a dancer. Great for rolling out tight muscles, and also perfect for strengthening exercises. They also come in some great bright colours ! 

 www.mirafit.co.uk

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S. 

SKIRTS

The Ballet Skirt. So pretty and feminine, there have been some great brands pop up this season for some unusual skirts 

dancebylina.bigcartel.com www.designedbyalice.co.uk

LETTIE, HANNAH MEG, TIERNEY, LETTIE.

LETTIE, HANNAH MEG, TIERNEY, LETTIE.

T. 

TUTUS

You think of a Ballerina you think of a tutu!  

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U. 

UNIQLO

Officially has the best body warmers out there! They are light, come in some great colours, and are super warm!

www.uniqlo.com

FUMI, HIKARU, MICA.  

FUMI, HIKARU, MICA.  

V. 

VELVET

Not just popular on the runway in 2016 but also in the ballet studio too. What's great about velvet is that depedenant on your mood, you can make your look uber glamourous or very 90s grunge. 

 

HELEN

HELEN

W. 

WEDDING STYLE

A lot of wonderful weddings this year which came with a whole lot of style not just from the beautiful bride but the guests too !

KRISTEN & BRADLEY, EMMA JANE , SEVEN & LIZZIE

KRISTEN & BRADLEY, EMMA JANE , SEVEN & LIZZIE

X. 

THE X FACTOR COUPLE

This year goes to Steven McRae and Natalia Osipova in Ashton's 'Rhapsody'.  

The shows were incredibly exciting and brought not just excitement to the audience but also to us dancers in the wings.  

NAT & STEVEN.  

NAT & STEVEN.  

Y. 

YOGHURT

Don't underestimate the 'yoghurt'. Dancers love them, and they are still the number one choice for a quick snack. You see us munching away on the side of the studio.  Depending on which type you go for, they can be full of protein, which is crucial for muscle repair. I'm obsssessed with Alpro's Soya 'Go On'.  

 www.alpro.com

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Z. 

ZARA

The high street store of the year for ballerinas!

 zara.com

SIAN, GINA, FRANKIE, TINA

SIAN, GINA, FRANKIE, TINA

Hope you liked this post, please share and here's to 2017 !!

 Happy New Year 

OLIVIA x