Designer Ballet Core Dresses Are 2023's Prettiest Trend


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Designer Ballet Core Dresses Are 2023’s Prettiest Trend

We’re calling it – no 2023 trend will be quite as beautiful as ballet core dresses. Whether you’re heading out on a dinner date, attending an event, or simply taking a weekend stroll, there’s a ballet-inspired silhouette that will work perfectly for the dress code. What’s more, our absolute favorite designers around the globe have us spoiled for choice with their takes on the trend. Will you choose a simple pink midi by FP Beach or Endless Summer with gathered detailing for low-key weekend plans? Or does a voluminous, dance-inspired tulle gown by Mac Duggal or Selkie fit the bill for your next event? The options are endless, and you only need to keep scrolling to discover them all…

Designer Ballet Core Dresses Are 2023's Prettiest Trend


Designer Ballet Core Dresses Are 2023's Prettiest Trend

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Ballet Core Dresses From Day To NIght

Thought ballet core dresses were only for your daytime plans? Think again! With so many stunning after-dark looks, you’ll find it tricky to pick just one! For example, who could resist the gorgeous cotton & silk georgette frill dress by Blumarine? This outstanding floor-length evening dress boasts barely-there halter straps and off-shoulder detailing giving us all the leotard vibes. Meanwhile, the all-over ruffle detailing, floaty chiffon skirt, and perfect shade of pink will have you falling head over heels. So, style this dress with the perfect pair of designer evening sandals and prepare for all the compliments.

Meanwhile, the floral applique high-low gown by Mac Duggal is the ballet-core gown of our dreams. Firstly, it wows with a structured V-neck bodice and low V-back. Secondly, the dramatic high-low skirt with a ruffled tulle hem and all-over floral applique detailing will make for a truly scene-stealing entrance. Pair yours with metallic heels for a sleek finish and let your dress streal all focus at your next event.


  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Regina Cut-Out Mini Dress

  • 16ARLINGTON Sola Sequined Midi Halter Dress

  • FOR LOVE & LEMONS Jourdan Mini Dress

  • BHLDN Wren Jacquard Asymmetrical Midi Dress

  • HOUSE OF CB Jovanna Plunge Halter Midi Cocktail Dress

  • FRENCH CONNECTION Whisper Puff Sleeve Off the Shoulder Minidress

  • ROTATE BIRGER CHRISTENSEN Sequined Halterneck Mini Dress

  • NAEEM KHAN Gatsby Embellished Tulle Mini Dress

  • OSCAR DE LA RENTA Cold-shoulder Floral-print Cotton-poplin Mini Dress


Steal Focus In Ballet Core Dresses For Your Weekend Plans

Perfectly inspired by dance wear, these eternally pretty ballet core dresses are ideal for laid-back weekend plans this spring and summer. For example, the Lyla midi dress by FB Beach is the ultimate throw-on dress whether you’re jetting off to sunnier climes or keeping things low-key this summer season. The ballet-pink hue is irresistible whilst the gathered detail at the top gives those coveted ballet-style vibes. So, slip into this dress with flats or sandals, you’ll feel instantly gorgeous the moment you do.

Meanwhile, the Giana cotton voile long dress by Isabel Marant will be our go-to warm-weather dress! Firstly, its gorgeous gathered bodice and long floaty skirt will make anyone feel like a prima (off-duty) ballerina. Secondly, this dress will go with every pair of summer flats you style it with. Our advice? Add a chic pair of flat metallic sandals for the ultimate ballerina-inspired summer fit.


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