Ballerinas may be incredible artists and athletes, but they may as well add style icon to their resumes too. Decked out in timeless cuts and colors, their beautiful style only adds to their grace both onstage and off. Dance attire has worked its way into mainstream fashion in both subtle ways (crop tops and tights, anyone?) and through more obvious means, like ballet flats, tulle, and beautiful lightweight tops. Each time we wear a piece that reminds us of a dancer, it’s hard not to feel just a tiny bit taller and more graceful, just like that ballerina we told all our kindergarten classmates we’d totally become when we grew up. Get ballerina chic with these on point dance-inspired pieces!

1Lace-Up Ballet Flats


The closest most of us will ever get to wearing pointe shoes. Melissa, $54.60

2Tulle Skirt

Tulle Skirt
Ballet Beautiful

Ballerinas made these famous long before Carrie Bradshaw. Ballet Beautiful, $165

3Open Heel Leg Warmers

thleta Open Heel Leg Warmer

Keep your calves warm all fall and winter long! Athleta, $12.99

4Crop Ballet Tee

Target Crop Ballet Tee

Rocking this ballet neckline just might inspire you to strike a pose in line at Starbucks. Target, $12.99

5Essie Ballet Slippers Nail Polish

Essie Nail Polish

One of Essie’s most beloved shades also just happens to be inspired by ballet’s beautiful colors. Essie, $8.50

6Ballerina Wrap Sweater

Diane von Furstenberg

Stay cozy with grace in this sweater, and wrap it all up in a bow. Diane von Furstenberg, $268

7Foldable Ballet Flats

Sidekick Foldable Ballet Flats

These foldable flats will be your backup BFFs when your clubbing heels fail you halfway through a night out. Instead of throwing on flip-flops, slip into these babies to give your toes a break, ballerina-style. Sidekick, $15.99

8Off-The-Shoulder V Neck Ballet Tee

Express V Neck Ballet Tee

Give your shoulders a little breathing room in this lightweight top that can get you through both dance class and the rest of your day. Express, $19.90


American Apparel Sofia Bodysuit
American Apparel

Bring some major leotard vibes into your everyday outfit by pairing this with your favorite skirt, shorts or coverup. American Apparel, $36

10Ballet Flats

J. Crew

Perhaps the most common dance-inspired streetwear out there, basic ballet flats have become a true staple. Bring a delicate vibe to any look with this beautiful pink pair! J. Crew, $80

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