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Dance-Inspired Activewear

by Sabrina James


Dance-Inspired Activewear

12 tutus, leotards and other pretty finds for your ballerina-in-training

Does your little girl want to be a ballerina when she grows up? Tiny dancers can join the fashion “movement” and don cool dance-inspired clothing — whether they have the moves or not.

Score two tutus for the price of one with this dramatic reversible number. It comes in your pick of colors for the girl who wants it all (or can’t make up her mind).

Custom Ballet Style Reversible Tutu by Princessdoodlebeans-etsy.com, $40

This sweet, cozy tee is the perfect topper to any tutu, but looks great with jeans too.

Ballerina Nostalgic Graphic Tee in Short Ruffle Sleeves by ElizabethHorton-etsy.com, $14

These fuzzy Rainbow Brite-inspired leg warmers sass up any outfit. Keep them in your diaper bag in case of a sudden chill in the air. They make adorable arm warmers for mom, too!

BabyLegs SuperSoft Rainbow Leg Warmers, available at babylegs.com, $15

The ultimate in girly — tutu tights! Perfect for dance class or just as a subtle way to ballerina-ify an outfit, these embellished tights come in five colors.

Tutu Tights by DreamSpunKids-etsy.com, $12

Ooh-la-couture! This custom-designed tutu has that extra something special with an assortment of ribbons, flowers, and sass.

Green And Pink Petti Tutu by the ThePinkShamrock-etsy.com, $33

Your little hoofer will be a standout at dance class (or at the grocery store) with this whimsical appliqued kitty leotard with just the right hint of sparkle.

Funky Appliqued Leotard by WhimsyRanch-etsy.com, $25

Tiny feet dazzle with these adorable silver ballet flats designed for the next generation of ballerinas.

Metallic Faux-Leather Ballet Flats for Baby, available at oldnavy.com, $10

Your little one will go crazy for this shirt that combines two of her loves: ballet and Sesame Street. Only American Apparel could actually make the shirt cool, too.

Kids Sesame Street Dancing Zoe Poly-Cotton Short Sleeve T-Shirt, available at americanapparel.net, $14

This headband transforms everything that’s fun about dance costumes — Flowers! Tutus! Pink! — into one cheeky fashion statement.

Girls Party Tutu Headband by the DaisiesandDamsels-etsy.com, $15.99

For your twirly girl this layered, just-poufy-enough number will have her feeling like the princess she is.

Petal Skirt by Kaiya Eve, available at garnethill.com, $88

This one’s for the kiddo who’s more hip-hop than classical. It seems every dancer on So You Think You Can Dance has these socks, so why shouldn’t your little one join in the ’80s-inspired fun?

Kids 3-Pack Socks, available at americanapparel.com, $12

She’s not old enough for pointe shoes, but these hard-bottomed ballet flats are a good stand-in. Ribbons tie around the ankle for prima ballerina style.

Ribboned Ballet Flats, available at chasing-fireflies.com, $78

They’re back! These punky skull-n-bones legwarmers — an update on the ’80s staple — keep gams toasty, whether you wear them thigh high or bunched around the shins.

Knotty Legs Leg Warmers by KnottyBabyWear-etsy.com, $8

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