Mary Helen Bowers is the former New York City Ballet ballerina behind Ballet Beautiful, the model and celeb adored studios on the UES and in Soho (and frequent TCM feature!). Mary Helen’s picks for the ultimate dancer’s wardrobe below have us feeling like the ultra-elegant ballerina we’re aspiring to become with each plié. We’re loving her classic picks for in-studio and the timeless selections she’s made for the rest of life that will let us show off all that ease of movement from weekly classes…
Tulle Maxi Skirt | To wear with my favorite leotard – I love wearing a flowy maxi skirt paired with a sleek silhouette! This Needle & Thread one sits perfectly.
Off The Shoulder Top | I like to wear light tops like this Tibi one with shorts or over my dance look!
Halterneck Leotard in Pink | Figure-hugging and flexible, this elegant, Ballet Beautiful halterneck leotard shows off the shoulders and back in all the right ways.
Tiana Guipure Lace Skirt | Lacey details make things extra pretty! I love a white skirt in summer to show off my ballet flats. This one by DVF is one of my favorites.
Lace-Appliqued Blouse | This Chloe top is the splurge version of the light and airy top!
Black Sweetheart Mesh Leotard | This mesh paneled Ballet Beautiful leotard highlights an elegant neckline, and looks amazing paired with a light and flowy skirt.
Cassidy Sunhat | I always love a sunhat! Especially this one from Eugenia Kim.
Satin Trimmed Chiffon Wrap Skirt in Pink | This classic chiffon wrap skirt from Ballet Beautiful will bring out the inner ballerina in anyone.
Mesh Wrap Top in Black | This semi-sheer Ballet Beautiful wrap top is cropped at the waist for a slimming coverup to transition from the studio to the streets.
Satin Trimmed Chiffon Wrap Skirt in Black | Trimmed with satin and tied at the waist, this Ballet Beautiful chiffon wrap skirt creates a smooth silhouette and personalized fit.