Ballerina skirt

Scene from Les Sylphides

Ballerina skirt is a full skirt that reaches to mid-calf or just above the ankles, worn as a costume in a ballet performance, often made up of multiple layers of fabric.[1] It was a popular style during the 1950s.

Ballerina skirts have been a consistently popular length for formal dresses, especially for young women.The most persistent image of a ballerina skirt is that worn by the most famous ballerina Anna Pavlova. The Ballerina skirt adds to the magical quality of the Ballet dancer with its long, floating, frothy looking voluminous skirt made of many layers of tulle.The Ballerina skirt can be made up of five to even 12 layers of tulle fabric

A ballerina skirt can transform a dancer to look ethereal and a true ballerina. The ballerina skirts are beautiful, feminine and elegant as well as being the traditional costume for every classical ballet performance.

The different types of the ballerina skirts are used in ballet performance like the romantic, classic, pancake, balanchine and platter.

See also


  1. Valerie Cumming, C. W. Cunnington, P. E. Cunnington, The Dictionary of Fashion History, Berg, 2010, p 11

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