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Tutus make a style statement

Published 18/01/2011

The last time you donned a tutu may well have been as a five-year-old making a starring role in the local ballet school’s annual production, but it’s time to get back into dancing mode – as the tutu has had a modern revamp and is the only thing to be seen in this season.

Think again before you start looking out that old pale pink ballet costume though, because the current crop of tutus are far edgier.

Models at the Angelo Marani Spring/Summer 11 show sauntered down the podiums in mini tutus, evoking 1980s punk chic. The skirts were teamed with leather jackets and sequined tops, showing there’s nothing classical about this trend.

It’s best to team a tutu with something tight-fitting, as this will balance out the fullness down below. There are a range of stunning corset-style tops and leotards on offer right now, so you’ll be spoiled for choice with options to complete your look. In terms of shoes, it’s entirely up to you what you go for – high-top trainers give a youthful, edgy feel, while heels will add glamour and transform the style ideally for a night out.

If you want to make your tutu even fuller adding a petticoat underneath will create oomph, giving a look ideal for the most fashion-conscious prima ballerina. Don’t worry if you feel self-conscious about your legs either, as adding a pair of leggings will not only make you feel more confident, it will also earn extra style points.

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