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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Balletcore

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Hey bestie, it’s your Internet BFF, Kaylannk here! Let’s talk balletcore. This trend isn’t just about fashion, it’s also about capturing the elegance and effortless grace of ballet and weaving it into your everyday life.

So, grab your ballet flats and let’s get into the ultimate guide of this trend.

What is Balletcore?

Balletcore is an aesthetic that captures the essence of the world’s most disciplined dancers. It exudes elegance, grace, and fashion. Think soft hues, delicate textures, and silhouettes of movement. I would define it as embracing your femininity without sacrificing comfort.



From the Barre to the Streets: Balletcore Fashion 

Grab any of the pieces below in blush pink, creamy white, and/or dreamy lavender. Add a pop of color to the outfits with emerald green or baby blue.

  1. Wrap Tops: The ballerina’s best accessory, a wrap top adds effortless elegance and versatility. Pair it with jeans for a casual brunch.
  2. Leggings & Tights: Embrace the dancer’s go-to! Opt for sleek black or pink leggings or tights for the go-to accessory that screams ballet.
  3. Bodysuit & Leotard: Grab the ballerina essential. Make the bodysuit unique with different necklines like the sweetheart neckline. Pair it with leggings for pilates or jeans for an everyday outing.
  4. Tulle Skirts: Dress up your bodysuit with a midi-length tulle skirt. Layer it over a slip dress for a romantic look.
  5. Ballet Flats: Comfort and grace in one perfect shoe. Swap your stilettos for ballet flats in all colors and textures, from classic black to playful prints.
  6. Leg Warmers: More than just a dance class staple, leg warmers add a touch of athleisure cool to any outfit. Wear them over jeans, tucked into boots, or even peeking out from under a skirt.

 Add a touch of Ballet to Accessories

  • Ribbons: Add a touch of ballerina chic to anything by adding ribbon yourself or choosing pieces with ribbons.
  • Pearl Jewelry: Add pearl earrings, necklaces, or bracelets to any outfit for an elegant look.
  • Statement Scarves: Tie a silk scarf around your neck or waist for a pop of color and texture.
  • Crossbody Bags: Keep your essentials close with a dainty crossbody bag in a pastel color.

How To Achieve Balletcore Makeup?

1. Prep is first: Start with a clean skin. A gentle cleanser and a lightweight moisturizer will create the perfect base for your makeup look.

2. Sheerly brilliant: Choose a natural shade of tinted moisturizer and apply it with a light hand for a sheer, dewy finish.


3. Pink-tastic hues: Blush is the star of the balletcore show. Blush, blush, and blush some more! Opt for cool-toned pinks with a hint of mauve or lavender. Apply it high on the cheekbones, sweeping it upward.

4. Sun-kissed complexion: A touch of highlighter will further amplify your natural radiance. Choose a champagne or pearl shade and apply it to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose, and cupid’s bow.

5. Fluttery eyes: Keep your eye shadow light and airy. Shimmery pink, beige, or mauve are perfect choices. Apply eyeshadow to your lids and blend, blend, blend.

6. Lashes to leap for: Fluttery lashes are essential for the ballerina look. Opt for a volumizing waterproof mascara that won’t clump and apply two to three coats. You can also add individual false lashes for a more dramatic look.

7. Kiss with grace: Add a sheer pink gloss or balm to your lips.

How To Achieve Balletcore Hair? 

  1. The Classic Bun: For a sleek and sophisticated look. gather your hair into a high ponytail, smooth out any flyaways, and twist your hair into a bun. Secure your hair with bobby pins and accessorize with a satin bow. 
  2. The Messy Bun with Twists: For a more effortless, try a messy bun with playful twists. Accessorize with a scrunchie or a ribbon.
  3. The Dutch Braid Bun: Elevate your bun game with a dutch braid crown. Braid the front sections of your hair into dutch braids, then gather the remaining hair into a bun at the nape of your neck. The Ballerina Braids: Don’t underestimate the power of braids! Two side braids or a single French braid gives a playful touch to balletcore. Finish the look with a cute hair clip or a colorful ribbon to complete the ballerina ensemble.
  4. The Headband Hero: Headbands are a ballerina’s best friend, and they’re making a major comeback in the balletcore world. Opt for a padded satin headband in pastel shades or a sparkly jeweled headband. 

Pro Tips for Ballerina Hair:

  • Shine on: Don’t forget the shine! A light mist of hairspray with a hint of shimmer.
  • Accessorize: Pearls, ribbons, bows, and delicate hair clips are essential to the look.
  • Embrace the texture: Ballerina core isn’t about perfection. Textured waves and flyaways add a touch of realism.

Need Balletcore Inspiration?

For endless inspiration, look to the graceful figures of ballerinas and iconic dancers like Misty Copeland and Natalia Osipova. 

Remember, the stage is yours, so strut your stuff with confidence and grace.

Written with lots of care, 


Your Internet BFF

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