Ballet dancers wear a very minimal amount of clothing. I mean... We have to! In order to move our bodies we can't have a pair of jeans restricting our movement. So wearing just a leotard and a pair of tights leaves our bodies exposed for all to see every curve in our figure. We'll want to feel confident with what we wear (lest our self esteem should suffer). I myself am particularly curvy. I have wide set hips, a small waist and 30D as a bra size, a size no one carries so I typically wind up wearing a 32C.
It's very difficult for me to find leotards that look flattering. If the leotard isn't snug to my body then it can make me look very wide. If it's too tight then it makes my chest look bulbous. There has to be some kind of balance in the middle that flatters my curves but also keeps my chest under control. So far I've found a handful of favorites.
Halters are great for a more curvaceous shape. I loved the Natalie leotard so much I ended up buying three different colors.
Misty Copeland is the woman modelling in both of these photos. She is a soloist with the American Ballet Theatre and a rather curvaceous woman herself. Anything she models on Discount Dance Supply is sure to fit a more curvaceous body. She is a huge inspiration to me, proving that girls with a womanly shape can make it in the ballet world.
Look for Misty Copeland as the model and I would suggest giving those leotards a try.
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