All dancers are superb. That’s a reality. Each single dancer works exhausting, has self-discipline, is an artist in their very own method and has a narrative to inform. And whereas all dancers have these items in frequent, the sweetness is that every dancer is totally different. A unique thoughts, a unique physique – uniquely their very own. And thank goodness for that! How boring would it not be to stay in a world of cookie cutter folks in every single place you look?!
Só Dança’s latest assortment for 2022, the Be You® Assortment embraces this. The gathering celebrates dancers’ targets of working exhausting and taking part in exhausting, and of their particular person qualities, by kinds that enable for self-expression, consolation and sturdiness, all whereas doing what dancers love most: motion.
The road options leotards and tops in pastels, jewel tones and shimmery black. There may be consolation – new laces are paired with mesh spandex and microfiber that each one have equal stretch. There may be innovation – the palette of the gathering options pastels like Petal Pink, jewel tones like Turkish Blue and traditional shimmery black, and the merchandise are delivered to life with texture and sweetness.
The faces behind the brand new Be You® Assortment are beautiful dancers of San Francisco Ballet – Sasha de Sola, Aaron Robison, Natasha Sheehan and extra. And what might make this all even extra stunning? The backdrop – the salt flats of Utah, spanning for miles of beautiful mild and pristine colours matching the tones of the gathering.
We're in love with the distinctive however classically gorgeous Emmaline leotard, with three-quarter sleeves and lace accents. And most of the assortment’s leotard kinds – Sybille/Sybil and Clementine/Clem, for instance – are supplied in grownup and youngster variations and sizes. And the long-sleeved Rosamonde is the equal of a night robe leotard – simply breathtaking!
The brand new Be You® Assortment gives seems to be for all type preferences – crop tops just like the Fae High, funky leggings such because the Jewel Leggings and cozy street-to-studio Harem Pants.
And if dancers are on the lookout for one thing just a little softer, the gathering gives a variety of lovely floral prints, paired with the Petal Pink and Turkish Blue colours to indicate off dancers’ strains and softer sides. Kinds just like the Floria and Jardin leotards resemble cuts normally present in tutu bodice designs, and flatter most physique shapes and permit dancers to maneuver freely. And for completely enjoyable and trendy warm-ups, there are the floral print Kaia Vest and Dream Pants.
And if you happen to nonetheless weren’t positive if the Be You® Assortment had one thing for everybody, you'll want to take a look at the colour blocking kinds which might be daring, flattering and sporty in probably the most elegant method. Shade combos embody Black with Mint Inexperienced, Navy with Candy Pear, and Bordeaux with Petal Pink. Leotards just like the Giulia and Francesca would make nice audition seems to be!
The gathering doesn’t cease at microfiber leotards and an enormous vary of mesh spandex skirts; there are additionally enjoyable knitwear and tees that supply trendy kinds for heading to the studio or warming up. The knitwear is so cozy and nice for all physique sorts (and are only a tad retro, which we love!), and the signature stripes could be paired with a comfy matching scarf for these chilly theater days.
Let’s not overlook that male dancers could need to be styled, too. Fortunately, the Be You® Assortment gives style items particularly for male dancers, with stormy prints and daring solids that enable males to precise their individuality, like Vivacious High and Delta Pants.
Let’s additionally do not forget that dance has no age, form, race or gender limitations. And which means dancewear shouldn’t both. A part of Só Dança’s new assortment is This Is Me, a sequence of kinds which were specifically curated to work with a physique with curves. The dancewear additionally suits effectively on these with fewer curves, or curves in other places. The intention behind This Is Me is to normalize dancewear for the curvier dancer, in addition to the mature leisure dancer. Everybody ought to be capable of appear and feel fabulous in dancewear, in any case.
This Is Me options the identical stunning colours and stylish mesh and lace, and has cuts and seams that flatter the physique in all the correct methods. We love the Sophia leotard with scalloped edge lace and the Yvette leotard with a wrap costume really feel. There are additionally stunning flowing skirts in several lengths – Celcilia (shorter) and Camille (longer). And for the extra trendy dance seems to be, the Kylie and Sayer jumpsuits are cozy and ideal for that street-to-studio look.
With this 12 months’s newest assortment, Só Dança is basically encouraging us all to just accept our individually stunning selves – curves or no curves, race and gender apart. To seek out the dancer inside us, be comfy with who we're, and simply be. A dance physique is any physique. What a stupendous world it actually could be, if we acknowledge and embrace that.
Be sure you head to your native retailer for gadgets from the brand new Be You® and This Is Me Assortment.
By Laura Di Orio of Dance Informa.