I'm a creature of habit, so when I started dancing again I just wore what I've always worn to class: leotard, convertible pink tights, shorts (originally knit, now spandex), and pink canvas slippers.
My usual ballet gear just isn't doing it for me anymore
This is a lovely shape to have when one wants to wear cute a-line dresses (which I do). It is, however, a difficult shape to dress when one has to wear ballet attire.
Why can't I wear THIS to ballet class?
(Traveling Cupcake Truck Dress, from Modcloth)
Speaking of my bottom half, the shorts are also proving to be a problem. Contrary to what one might think, they don't actually camouflage that area--instead, I think they actually make it more noticeable! I'm not quite brave enough to go without something on my bottom half quite yet, so I've considered various options: skirts, capri leggings, black tights, but am still experimenting. I just bought this long georgette wrap skirt, but I haven't had a chance to wear it yet; I'm hoping the longer length with hit me in a better place than the shorts.
The weirdest thing? I am having a problem giving up the pink tights.
Let's be real: having a light colored fabric on one's bottom half isn't always flattering (especially for a pear shape). But the lighter colored tights also make it easier for the teacher to see how your legs are working. I can't really go tights-less, or wear carpi tights because I have sweaty feet, and I know that if I wear my shoes without tights, the stink factor would be horrendous (not to mention the blisters in pointe shoes). I suppose I could keep the pink tights and wear black capri leggings or tights over them, but I feel like that would be super hot? I just don't know. It's become popular to wear tights over your leotard, but there's no way I could do that with pink ones. Black ones? Maybe.
I don't hate this look.
Fellow adult and/or curvy dancers: what do you wear to class? Any tips?
*By age standards, anyway.