Shop the Balletcore Fashion Trend as Seen on TikTok
Grace and elegance define the art of ballet, and who doesn't want to be described as graceful and elegant? Hence the balletcore aesthetic: a fashion trend that incorporates elements of ballet style into everyday wear. It's a movement that's been on the rise for years, but TikTok has given it its well-deserved spotlight. If the idea still sounds confusing, think ballet flats, which have been a long staple of ballet dancers; tights that can be worn with skirts and dresses; tulle skirts that incorporate a girly, playful touch; and corset-style dresses and tops that are ideal for day or nighttime wear.
This trend extends far beyond TikTok (despite the spotlight it's given it), as it's appeared both on runways and in street style. Balletcore plays up our feminine sides in a high-spirited way and is relatively easy to adopt into everyday wear. From leg warmers to frilly wrap sweaters, there are so many fun ways to incorporate this trend into day-to-day wear. After all, fashion inspiration comes from all over — so why not lean into ballet?
Whether it's through shoes, leotards, skirts, or activewear, this trend is all about embracing the elegance and grace of ballet in a modern, wearable way. If this interests you, take a look at the best balletcore styles on the market to incorporate into your closet ahead.
Best Balletcore Accessories: Floral Find Women's Cable Knit Knee-High Boot Socks
If you're looking for a pair of socks to warm you up throughout the rest of the winter (and well into the spring), these Floral Find Women's Cable Knit Knee-High Boot Socks ($16) are a great match. Not only are they chunky and cozy, but they also fall right in line with the balletcore aesthetic.
Best Balletcore Accessories: High Heel Jungle Flower Trellis Tulle Socks
Made from sheer tulle, the High Heel Jungle Flower Trellis Tulle Socks ($30) will score you more compliments than any socks you've worn before. Decorated with intricate blooms in a diamond trellis design, it's hard not to instantly fall in love with these elegant foot coverings.
Best Balletcore Accessories: Natori Lace Cutout Tights
Dress up any dress or skirt with the Natori Lace Cutout Tights ($32). The tights feature a romantic all-over lace design that will lend a gorgeous touch to any winter outfit you might own. Pair them with flats or heels, and all eyes will make their way to your direction.
Best Balletcore Dresses: Revolve OW Collection Crush Dress in Yellow
The Revolve OW Collection Crush Dress in Yellow ($84, originally $120) is a gorgeous dress to wear on a vacation or throughout the warmer months. It pairs beautifully with heels or tights and has a silhouette that's made to show off your legs. Its boned bodice and flared skirt are incredibly flattering.
Best Balletcore Dresses: Hotmiss Floral Dress
Made of a soft and breathable material, this Hotmiss Floral Dress ($26-$33) can be worn year-round. Pair it with a cardigan and tights throughout the colder months, and wear it as is on warmer days. It's the perfect dress for layering, and we love its floral motif.
Best Balletcore Dresses: UO Sara Ponte Mini Dress
Made of stretchy fabric, you'll never regret putting on this UO Sara Ponte Mini Dress ($59). Its fitted bodice and A-line skirt are so flattering, and we love its slightly scooped neckline. Available in a gorgeous cream color, this minidress will fit perfectly into your existing wardrobe.
Best Balletcore Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell Lugged Platform Clog
We love a chunky shoe as much as the next person, and this Jeffrey Campbell Lugged Platform Clog ($60) is the perfect platform. Its minimalist design pairs wonderfully with any outfit, and its taupe color matches the balletcore aesthetic quite seamlessly. Created in a monochrome design, it's hard to say no to this clog's effortless style.
Best Balletcore Shoes: Rockport Total Motion Adelyn Ballet Flat
If you're looking for a shoe on the flatter side, this Rockport Total Motion Adelyn Ballet Flat ($100) is a great option. It has only a smidge of a heel to give it an elevated look while still remaining easy to walk in. We love its pointed toe, which lends a nod to ballet pointe shoes.
Best Balletcore Shoes: Steve Madden Malene Platform Derby
Created with a chunky sole in black and pink, the Steve Madden Malene Platform Derby ($90) is a steal. It's both edgy and contemporary while still hinting at balletcore. Pair it with jeans or a skirt, and you'll have yourself an effortless fashion look.
Best Balletcore Skirts: Commando Classic Half-Slip Skirt
There's a lot to love about the Commando Classic Half-Slip Skirt ($58). For one, it doesn't have any fasteners, so it's easy to slip on and off. Two, this skirt is made of a combination of nylon and spandex, making it super comfortable and stretchy. Its simple style is bound to match any shirt in your closet.
Best Balletcore Skirts: House of CB Flowy Ruched Midi Skirt
The House of CB Flowy Ruched Midi Skirt ($165) features rippled ruching shapes that will flow with you as you move. It's designed with an asymmetrical hem for a look that's destined for compliments. Plus, we love its daring side slits to show off your legs.
Best Balletcore Skirts: UO Suki Foldover Mini Skirt
The UO Suki Foldover Mini Skirt ($49) features a comfortable foldover waistband and flowy, lightweight design that will always make you feel pleasant. Available in black or brown, this skirt can match practically any top in your closet. Pair it with tights and flats for a true balletcore style.
Best Balletcore Tops: Anrabess Long Sleeve Sweetheart Neck Top
The Anrabess Long Sleeve Sweetheart Neck Top ($31-$33) is a dupe for a much more expensive version and appears just as stylish. We love its sweetheart neckline and bell sleeves for winter wear. Tuck it into your jeans for a subtle nod to the balletcore trend.
Best Balletcore Tops: Floerns Tie Front Long Sleeve Cardigan
The Floerns Tie Front Long Sleeve Cardigan ($19-27) is ideal for layering over a tank top. Its fabric is soft and comfortable, making it an ideal piece to wear at home or with athleisure. Available in over 14 color options, there's bound to be a style for you.
Best Balletcore Tops: Out From Under At First Sight Corset
The fitted style of the Out From Under At First Sight Corset ($65) is so flattering. The top features a straight neckline and lace-up back and comes with adjustable spaghetti straps. Its pale-pink color is right on par with the balletcore trend and pairs well with black bottoms.
Best Balletcore Tops: Sunday in Brooklyn Tie-Strap Tank
You'll look like a gift in this Sunday in Brooklyn Tie-Strap Tank ($78). The tank top features tiers of ruching for a style that begs to be looked at. Complete with black tie straps, this top is as elegant as they come and pairs well with black pants.
Best Balletcore Tops: UO Ava Waterfall Tied Cardigan
Go for a comfortable style with the UO Ava Waterfall Tied Cardigan ($69). The cardigan is finished with drapey detailing on the front that pairs with jeans as easily as it does with sweats. We love the asymmetrical details that give it a unique edge.