Admit it… you were expecting a tutu and leotard, weren’t you. It may come as a bit of a shock, but when I said this is What I Wore to the Ballet, I was watching – not dancing. I did use to be a ballet dancer, but gave it up about 34 years ago. I didn’t make it past the age of seven 😉
We went to see the Moscow City Ballet perform (a traditional) Swan Lake at the Theatre Royal in Bath which was, by the way, absolutely stunning. I did wonder about what one wears to the ballet… does everyone get really dressed up, like I think people do at the opera? Or will everyone be in jeans as they are at so many events where I expect more people to have made an effort? I decided to steer clear of the full-length ball gown and decided on a dress for definite, but played it down – and kept myself warm – by layering it with a crisp white shirt and black jeans, and added my fabulous patent pointed black Aldo heels to add a touch of ladylikeness. What a great new word.
I’m happy to report that I was fine with my self-imposed dress code for the ballet – jeans were in abundance, but there were also several sparkly dresses and skyscraper heels I’m glad to say. Bravo to those ladies who chose to get super dressed up.
Have you been to the ballet before – and if so, what did you wear? I’d love to know!
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