And we are here for it
While stock markets crash and tech giants feel less giant-like and closer to humans, fashion goes to a place that’s devoid of all that anxiety. There are many trends that emerged from the fall 2022 runways but none as enticing as balletcore. First off, it makes us want to research Pinterest for hours staring at ‘90s era Arthur Elgort. But mostly, we are loving the non-saccharine, edgier take this time around that’s more body inclusive.
The good news is that balletcore has extended far beyond tutus and ballet slippers. With the adoption of athleisure, we’re also looking towards full body leotards, baggy cosy knits, cover up skirts and other interesting elements to nail the look. Barre to brunch can be exercised with a quick sheer shrug thrown over leggings. For date night, you can of course turn to a soft tulle skirt worn over a bodysuit with a plunge back. Pearls and headbands can and must be used in tasteful moderation.
Step away from the obvious pinks and veer into baby blues, beige and browns to add complexity to your wardrobe. Channel your inner Alexa Chung and throw in a vintage rock t-shirt to make balletcore more interesting. Slippers are a quick way to buy into the trend with little effort. You can incorporate these in your workwear wardrobe by pairing them with a midi dress or pegged trousers.
Opt of kitten heel pumps with a classic slipper strap for an elegant touch. Lovers of contradiction won’t be able to resist iterations of the classic ballet slipper with track soles and satin ties. It’s important to play the right elements in moderation. A classic top bun with a fitted tank, stirrup leggings and kitten heels is also an ode to the trend. Ballet is all about regime, posture and discipline–take the trend as a directive to bring some of that rigour into your life.
From street style inspiration to some of our favourite it girls giving a nod to balletcore. Scroll through for our inspiration guide to get en pointe.