Be it with sequins in shifting colours or opulent semiprecious stones, with fluttering peplums or entirely made out of crinoline: There hardly is a better way to emphasize the shape of your body and add an especially feminine touch to your dress than with sash belt around your waist. Also very beautiful are narrow satin strips, tied as a bow in front or behind your back – this should be done with much care in order to really get a nice, proper bow every time.
The newest costume designs are bringing the sleeves back into the limelight: Impressive feathers, long satin bands, 3D appliqued flowers, sweeping ruffles, and puffed out ostrich feather cuffs are drawing everybody’s attention to the arms and wrists of the woman on the dancefloor. These embellishments are currently very popular used with ¾-sleeves. However, they also work fine as separete cuffs together with sleeveless dresses.
Not until you have your own dance dress, embelished with glittering rhinestones you can consider yourself a real tournament dancer – that at least was how I felt. And as I know that I am not the only one who feels that way, I would like to dedicate today’s blog to this subject.
What I have spotted when admiring Ieva Zukauskaite’s recent costume might not be a huge trend, but a really cute top up for any kind of outfit. The dancer refines her red dress with two very original details, one of which is a dragonfly brooch and the other one a frog brooch, both polished with jewelry. These two cheeky unexpected extras served as subtle eye catcher, directing the glance towards the neckline while giving her outfit an especially individual look.
A very special trend has emerged from this year‘s GOC (German Open Championship) in Stuttgart: a new cut we will definitely see more often in the future.
… Marilyn Monroe already new it as she performed the famous song in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes”. And how right she was: the perfect jewellery is the cherry on the icing of every tournament outfit. A smashing dress alone is not enough if you want to ‘shine bright like a diamond’ during your big performance. The right accessories are essential for every look to be perfect – down to the last detail. I spoke to Dagmar Bökel of Charming Crystals about necklets, earrings and hair accessories and will tell you everything today about the most beautiful minor matter of dancing!