How I Embrace the Balletcore Aesthetic in My Wardrobe

By: Caroline Westbrook.

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Hey fashion lovers! It’s Caroline here, diving into how I’ve fallen head over (ballet) heels for the balletcore aesthetic in my wardrobe. It’s delicate, it’s graceful, and oh, it’s so wearable. Let’s twirl into this together, shall we?

 A young woman with soft brown hair tied in a low bun, wearing a pale pink wrap sweater and white tulle skirt, standing on a vintage hardwood floor, natural light streaming through large windows.

The Rise of Balletcore

Balletcore is more than just a trend; it’s a nod to the grace and discipline of ballet, mixed with the comfort and wearability we all crave in our daily lives. Imagine soft fabrics, pastel palettes, and fluid silhouettes that dance around your body as you move through your day.

I first noticed balletcore popping up on my feed during a late-night scroll session. The next day, I was rummaging through my closet, looking for anything that could capture that ethereal vibe.

Incorporating Ballet-Inspired Tops

One of the easiest ways to embrace balletcore is with your tops. Think wrap sweaters, leotard-like bodysuits, and soft, flowing blouses. These pieces are not only incredibly versatile but also add an instant touch of femininity to any outfit.

 Close-up of a young woman in a soft, light blue wrap top with delicate lace detailing at the edges, her hair styled in a simple, elegant updo, against a soft, neutral background.

Pair a ballet-inspired wrap sweater with high-waisted jeans for a casual day out, or layer a bodysuit under a structured blazer for a more polished look. The key here is balance—combining soft, ballet-inspired pieces with more structured items to create a harmonious outfit.

Skirts and Dresses That Twirl

What’s balletcore without a little twirl factor? Midi skirts, tulle layers, and soft, flowing dresses are the heart of this aesthetic. They’re playful, they’re romantic, and they make you want to spin around just for the fun of it.

 A young woman with her hair in a sleek, low ponytail, wearing a light lavender midi skirt made of layers of soft tulle, standing in a sunlit garden, surrounded by blooming flowers.

I love pairing a tulle skirt with a fitted top and ballet flats for a look that’s straight out of a dance rehearsal. For a more everyday approach, a soft, flowing midi dress with a subtle print can be just as effective in capturing the balletcore essence.

Footwear and Accessories

No balletcore ensemble is complete without the right footwear and accessories. Ballet flats are, of course, a staple. Look for pairs with delicate details like ribbons, bows, or even a hint of sparkle.

 A pair of soft pink ballet flats with satin ribbons crisscrossing around the ankles, placed elegantly on a white fur rug, with soft, natural light highlighting their delicate texture.

When it comes to accessories, think simple and elegant. A thin gold necklace, pearl earrings, or a soft, silk scarf can add just the right touch of sophistication to your balletcore outfit.

Embracing Softness in Outerwear

As the seasons change, so must our approach to incorporating balletcore into our wardrobes. For cooler weather, look for soft, pastel coats or delicate cardigans that can layer beautifully over your ballet-inspired outfits.

 A young woman standing on a cobblestone street at dusk, wearing a soft, powder blue wool coat over a white dress, her breath visible in the cool air, streetlights casting a warm glow.

A light, pastel coat not only keeps you warm but also extends the balletcore aesthetic beyond the warmer months. It’s about carrying that sense of grace and fluidity with you, regardless of the season.

Final Thoughts

Embracing balletcore in my wardrobe has been a journey of rediscovering the joy of dressing up. It’s about blending comfort with elegance, softness with structure, and bringing a bit of that ballet magic into everyday life.

Remember, the key to balletcore is in the details—soft fabrics, delicate colors, and fluid silhouettes. It’s not about wearing a costume but about incorporating elements of ballet into your wardrobe in a way that feels authentic and wearable for you.

So, lace up those ballet flats, twirl into your favorite skirt, and let the balletcore aesthetic elevate your wardrobe to new, graceful heights.