You’ve heard of the clean girl aesthetic, coastal granddaughter, and numerous other Tik Tok trends, but have you heard of ballet core? This new trend is taking the internet by storm and making a splash so far in 2023. Ballet core is all about pretty pleated silhouettes, soft and elegant eye looks, leotard-like corsets, romantic silky slips, and everything in between. Embody the impeccable precision that ballerinas practice through a polished, slicked back bun and a pink silk bow. Or, play up their effortless elegance through a pull-on athleisure set in shades of rose or cream. The inspiration is endless when it comes to ballet core, so I picked out my favorite pieces from this trend to help get you started.
This puffer bag would be the ideal accessory to hold a ballerina’s pointe shoes and leotard – plus, its light pink shade and adorable puffer style are absolutely perfect for embodying this trend. The perfect grab-and-go everyday bag!
Resembling a leotard, this bodysuit hugs you in all the right places and has that smooth, extra-flattering feel. The pale pink, long sleeve is the perfect pair for some light-wash jeans, black leather pants, or a white pleated mini skirt.
The perfect feminine detail to add to any outfit–envision these socks slipped under ballet flats. Scrunch them up over leggings or pair with a tennis skirt for a preppy twist on a classic look.
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This flattering, figure-hugging cardigan is complete with pearl buttons and a fuzzy material. Sophisticated and chic (just like a ballerina), this sweater is the perfect, versatile addition to any closet
Made for twirling, this skirt has the perfect amount of flare and comes in a stunning silky rose shade. Throw it over a white bodysuit with some square heels and a crossbody bag, and you’ve got a ballet-inspired outfit ready for brunch in the Quarter.
Finally, this athleisure jumpsuit screams ballet-core. It’s sweat-wicking, accentuates your figure, and makes you look put together while only wearing one simple piece. Throw your hair back in a clip and get ready to feel your best for running errands, going to the gym, or anything in between!
Featured Image via Izzy Kallen.
Izzy is a junior at Tulane majoring in English and Design, originally from Washington, DC! In addition to writing for the Crescent, she loves graphic design, baking, painting, and most of all, shopping (especially for a good sale!)