It is 2018 and the dance world is more diverse and beautiful than ever before! Dancers such as Misty Copeland and Michaela DePrince are making history and helping to spread awareness about diversity in ballet. While the dance world is changing for the better, there are still very few dancewear brands that offer apparel for all skin tones. So, we saved you the trouble and collected our favorite brands that carry leotards, tights, shoes, and makeup for everyone!
Leotards: Mahogany Blues
Mahogany Blues has launched a line of leotards in all shades named after Disney princesses! Seriously, how adorable is that?! The company not only offers fabric swatch catalogs to assure you find the right match, but also they offer customizations and alterations to make sure that your leo fits perfectly. And what is more, Mahogany Blues carries different styles of leos that fit everyone from the beginner to the professional!
Tights: Ballet Café Naturals
With names such as Fudge Fondu and Caramel Frappé, how can one resist these ‘delicious’ tights designed for all shades of gorgeous?! Ballet Café Naturals offers six different shades of convertible tights. They also sell gift cards in case you want to spread the love! Insider tip: follow this brand on Instagram to receive their latest offers!
FleshTone has everything you need when it comes to dancewear! But, we are in love with their shoe options! From ballroom heels to pointe shoes, they seriously have shoes for everybody. They also carry your favorite brands such as Grishko, Capezio, and Gaynor Minden. With so many options, FleshTone is your one-stop-shop when it comes to dance shoes!
Undergarments: Nude Barre
Erin Carpenter the founder and CEO of Nude Barre knows the need for dance apparel for all skin tones. As a teenager, she trained with Dance Theater of Harlem and Alvin Ailey. Erin went on to graduate from Marymount Manhattan with a major in ballet and a minor in business. After dancing professionally, she created Nude Barre. The company offers bra tops, underwear, and tights in 12 different shades so you can be confident that Nude Barre has exactly what you are looking for! And did we mention, their products are eco-friendly?!
Makeup is a dancer’s best friend while performing under those intense spotlights! And just like leotards, shoes, and tights, the perfect shade of makeup can be difficult to find.
When it comes to foundation, we have to give it up to RiRi and her beauty products line: Fenty Beauty. Her foundation will make you “shine bright like a diamond” in the best way possible.
We also love NARS concealer for those trouble spots!
For lips, the prize goes to MAC Cosmetics! MAC offers a large variety of highly pigmented lipsticks. From basic nudes to bold reds, they have you covered!
When it comes to eyes we have to agree with beauty icon Lupita Nyong’o that Lancôme carries a fine collection of eyeshadows. Whether you are looking for brilliant naturals or flirtatious neons, Lancôme eyeshadows offer the perfect tone for everyone!
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