Basic Wear to Practice

#21
Finally broke down and bought real dance trousers - wasnting finding slacks long enough and my attempts to make them were not turning out the way I wanted. Today's high performance knits can do things more traditional fabrics just couldn't... and they handle being tossed in a bag better. Unfortunately, they don't air dry very well, may have to risk the dryer.

Trying to think of a comparbly crumple-resistant solution for shirts...
 
#23
Interesting. I almost never have problems stepping on practice skirts, but often have that problem with ballgowns. Sounds like my problem is more expensive to fix than yours. ;)
We had a formal dance once, and I wore a long gown. Not long to where it touched the floor or anything like that, but it was long enough to be stepped on. It was the worst lol.
 

etp777

Active Member
#24
I just wear what I wear into office (lessons are during lunch break or right after work). Definitely not always ideal. Mostly fitted dress shirts, which is no prpoblem, but at times will wear jeans or baggier khakis, which annoys teacher when we're workign on tangos because she can't tell if I'm keeping knees "soft"
 
#28
Finally broke down and bought real dance trousers - wasnting finding slacks long enough and my attempts to make them were not turning out the way I wanted. Today's high performance knits can do things more traditional fabrics just couldn't... and they handle being tossed in a bag better. Unfortunately, they don't air dry very well, may have to risk the dryer.

Trying to think of a comparbly crumple-resistant solution for shirts...
Where did you get your dance trousers... have been shopping for a pair for DH, but have been unsure about what to get and where... long enough is an issue for him as well, as he tall and thin. And georgeous. But I digress... send/post a link for me?
 
#31
so are you thinking of getting that one?
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I think so. I want something that I can keep in the car or at the studio and not be too up set if it goes missing. I know that with whatever long skirt I get I will abuse it. I don't want to cry every time I step on a $150+ skirt.

Right now I practice in a $5 black lycra latin skirt, a $6 v-neck lycra tank, and hold you horse $15 dance shorts. In short I'm cheap.
 

Katarzyna

Well-Known Member
#32
I love those! I love the pink one! ;)

Kat - Can your skirts be cut on the bottom or something like that? Or is the material to where you can't mess with them?
I think the hem would need to be cut.. I see some holes about 2 inches from the hem. i think it could be ok since the hem is uneven
 
#34
yeah but always like to feel kinda dressed up in my lessons but not too over dressed. For example, I always wear a practice skirt a fitted t-shirt and ibviously my dance shoes lol.
 
#35
yeah but always like to feel kinda dressed up in my lessons but not too over dressed. For example, I always wear a practice skirt a fitted t-shirt and ibviously my dance shoes lol.
Yeah for me what matters is comfort. I have worn some things in the past and was like what I was I thinking lol? I know what fabrics I like though, and tend to stick with those. I do need to start wearing practice skirts more though. I've got a few that I really like. But I'm bored with them lol. I want to update my look lol.
 

Katarzyna

Well-Known Member
#37
I like the espen tops a lot.. the current collection is very nice. I think its good to invest in one nice practice outfit that can be used for visiting teacher lessons etc..
 

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