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Maybe it’s inspired by the upcoming Sex and the City reboot. Maybe it has more to do with our newfound desire to dress up for even the smallest occasions. Whatever the reason, ballet staples, like tulle skirts, wrap cardigans and square-toe ballet flats, are majorly trending right now, and we’re honestly super excited about it. Balletcore (as global shopping platform Lyst has dubbed the trend) is a fabulous combination of comfort and glamour. Think, cozy, adjustable knits and easy flats that can easily be worn with the rest of our quarantine uniforms of sweatpants and anything cashmere, but a swish of tulle and dainty bows that have the power to make us feel more dolled up. Here, 15 ballerina-inspired pieces to shop and wear this spring.

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1. Reformation Relaxed Cashmere Wrap Sweater

Whether you took ballet lessons as a kid or not, we can all agree that it doesn’t get more classically balletic than this. It’s made from super-soft cashmere and designed to hit right at your waist to really play up your gorgeous figure.

Buy it ($148)

Available in sizes XS to XL


2. Seen Worn Kept Stefania Ruffled Tulle Midi Skirt

Endless layers of asymmetrical tulle help give a modern spin to such a precious fabric, as does the camel brown hue.

Buy it ($128)

Available in sizes 00 to 16


3. Simone Rocha Pink Satin Crisscross Ballerina Flats

These designer flats are one of the most searched for pairs of shoes on Lyst right now. So if you spot them in your size, we suggest you add to cart ASAP.

Buy it ($625)


4. Everlane The V-Neck Ballet Bodysuit

Yes, this easy bodysuit comes in pale pink and black for those looking for a classic leotard feel, but we’re partial to the mint green hue for a fresh change of pace. (FYI, you can choose between a bikini or thong bottom for all color options.)

Buy it ($35)

Available in sizes XXS to XL


5. Sam Edelman Meg Flats

These simple square-toe flats fit in perfectly with the balletcore craze, but they also won’t look out of place come fall when we find ourselves enamored with a new aesthetic. Ah, trends.

Buy it ($130)


6. Express Ribbed Wrap Front Tunic Sweater

If you don’t want to deal with wrapping and tying your cardigan yourself, look for styles like this Express knit that give the illusion of a wrap without any of the fuss of adjustable ties.

Buy it ($78; $47)

Available in sizes XXS to XL

Banana Republic

7. Banana Republic Flocked Dot Tulle Midi Skirt

Worried a pink tulle skirt will look too juvenile? This easy midi features a single layer of black dotted tulle to keep things a bit more mature. Pair it with a sleek black turtleneck and sharp ankle boots for an elegant work-friendly ensemble.

Buy it ($100; $70)

Available in sizes XXS to XXL, also Tall and Petite


8. Pan & The Dream Superfine Tulle Socks

OK, so ballerinas don’t typically sport tulle socks, but this whimsical pair was just too fun not to include. Wear them bunched at the ankle with sneakers, flats or heels. (They also come in beige with a black seam up the back.)

Buy it ($99)


9. Needle & Thread Gingham Ballerina Skirt

We’re kind of obsessed with the gingham print on this lovely lilac number. Pair it with your favorite embroidered cardi from last summer to keep that cottagecore vibe going, or swap in a sleek bodysuit to lean further into the ballerina look.

Buy it ($209)

Available in sizes 2 to 12


10. Sleeper Mille-feuille Silk Flats in Mint Green

The ties on these gorgeous flats are entirely adjustable so you can play around with tying trios of floppy bows or knotting them all into one big silk rosette.

Buy it ($290)

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11. In The Style Curve Lorna Luxe But First Wrap Cardigan

This easy wrap comes in five spring-appropriate shades to choose from and will look equally pretty with cut-off jeans as it will with a flirty midi.

Buy it ($35; $33)

Available in sizes 12 to 24


12. JW Anderson Mesh Ballerina Flats

These lace-up flats come with two strap options—one solid black and one white printed with the Oscar Wilde quote “The secret of life is in the art.” Switch them out depending on your mood (or your outfit) or go without an ankle wrap at all.

Buy it ($475)


13. Cuyana Recycled Cashmere Soft Wrap Sweater

There are multiple ways to tie this super-cozy cardigan, but it’s the fact that it is made from 95-percent recycled cashmere that really sealed the deal for us.

Buy it ($245)

Available in sizes XS to XL


14. Anthropologie Angelina Tulle Maxi Skirt

A bright pink tulle maxi skirt is not for the faint of heart, but we love the idea of wearing one with tough pieces like a beige hoodie or chambray button-down and sneakers.

Buy it ($148)

Available in sizes XS to 3X


15. Agolde Sutton V Back Bodysuit

The high crewneck of this full-seat bodysuit is flattering on just about every figure, but it’s the deep V in back that we love most of all. If you’re feeling adventurous, add a lariat necklace worn backwards to really emphasize the back cut.

Buy it ($78)

Available in sizes XS to XL

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