Ever since Valentino’s ballerinas seemed to float down the catwalk – with soft polonecks worn underneath their velvet dresses, satin shoes laced around their ankles, hair firmly bunned – it seems that the world, sartorially speaking at least, was born to dance.
Some labels, like Zara and H&M, were so overtaken by the urge to demi-plié that they released entire lines of ballet-inspired separates and delicate chiffon frocks. From the prettiest of tulle skirts to wrap dresses to indulgently soft knits, the rest of the high street also has a ballet bounty so vast it seems futile to try to resist.
If tulle isn’t your bag, channel Miu Miu’s ribbonadorned flats instead, thanks to Zara’s silver shoes complete with a black ribbon tie. Failing that, a wrapfront cardigan will look perfect with jeans and loafers. We could make a joke here about your style being en pointe, but we won’t.
1 Chiffon dress £22.99, Zara 1 Top, £10, Pretty Little Thing 2 Dress, £12.99, H&M 3 Skirt, £120, Needle & Thread at Net-a-porter 4 Body, £15 Pretty Little Thing 5 Jacket, £12, Primark 6 Leggings £15.99, Zara 7 Shoes £39.99, Zara 8 Jacket £25, V by Very 9 Bag, £25 Laura Ashley 10 Skirt, £120, Reiss
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