The 2018 Colors of the Year for Dance Costumes
If you are new to the world of dance, you may look for major fashion changes with the ending of 2017 and the beginning of a brand new year. Unlike standard fashion, dance fashion does not change as much as it evolves. As one year ends you may notice the soft pink hues become deeper, richer, or more unique. There are a few reasons for this.
There are many forms of dance. Of course, you will not see a dancer of the ballet in the same dancewear as a jazz dancer. There are primary items that all dancers need for practice when it is time to perform they will wear dancewear designed for the performance. You will see dancers in one of a kind costumes from Alexandra Costumes. These costumes are made with the dance style of the performer in mind.
When it comes to a designer costume, there is no trend and no rules. Any color is used to create the atmosphere the performance demands. This has always been, and will always be. The show is the only thing that matters. The colors, fabrics, and music combine to create the atmosphere desired.
In 2017 you saw a lot of pastel pink, pale lavender, and blues that were almost the color of smoke. As 2018 began, pinks were being merged into dusty rose, lavender, and blue is being used sparingly. Ivory and nude are making an appearance.
Styles are using a lot of mesh and more fabric and much less glitz. Open front skirts are trending as are cold shoulder leotards.
The designers touch
Dancewear designer’s will never be hushed. The shades of costumes will change, but the designer will still be heard. You will see bold trims of scarlet red, black, forest green, and royal purple. These little touches bring the unique design to life in an understated and chic way.
There is one area that all dancers are held to. A dancer must be ready to rise and perform at a moments notice. She is expected to be a professional. The beginning of the year is the perfect time to take inventory of your dance bag.
If your dance bag is outdated, worn, or smells like gym socks, get a new bag. You should always have new or pristine tights in your shade of nude, and a perfect leotard that matches, A wrap around skirt adds a nice touch.
You can practice in tights that have a run, or leg warmers that look like they were made in 1980, but when you are called upon, be prepared. A dancer never knows who she will meet.
Keep a couple of dryer sheets inside your practice shoes to keep them fresh. Throw one in your dance bag too. Always have breath mints, hair brush, and elastic bands as well as deodorant and a small bottle of body spray.
Finally, make sure your dance shoes are in good repair. Your shoes are more than fashion. This is the only protection you have for your feet and legs.
Use these tips to update and gently move your dance collection gracefully into 2018.