I grew up as a dancer and have always been completely enthralled by the beauty of it. Everything about dance is gorgeous: the tight, simple ballet buns, the smooth, creamy tights, the form-fitting leotards, the thin and elegant slippers and jazz shoes.
The studio I attended required that all ballet students come to class with their hair in a tight bun, pink tights and black leotard, and pink ballet shoes (black shorts as an option for boys). If a student wasn't dressed properly, he/she was sent home. A lot of the students found this ruthless rule to be unnecessarily strict and outdated, but I relished it. Nothing made me feel better than sliding on those tights and leotard, lacing up my ballet slippers, and standing up straight as a rod.
Although ballet was my forte, there are so many different areas of dance that can make you feel beautiful beyond the movement and grace: the street-style of hip hop, the sexiness of jazz, the flowy elegance of contemporary--there is no doubt that the simple act of putting on your dance clothes makes you feel invincibly beautiful. Here are a few times dance has inspired the fashion world with its gorgeous garments.
Vogue China Collections, Oct. 2015
Les Twins with model for Paris Vogue, 2014
Chanel Haute Couture in Vogue, year unknown.
British Vogue, year unknown.
Naomi and Christy in Versace.