What Your Dance Skirt of Choice Says About You

April 21, 2022

What with strict and traditional dress codes, there are precious few opportunities to show your personal sense of style at the barre or in center.

But one fun way dancerinas can express their sartorial sensibilities is with their choice of dance skirt. Here’s what your dance skirt du jour might be saying about you. As the saying goes, fashions speak louder than words!

Short Wrap Skirt

You don’t overcomplicate anything: not your pirouette prep, not your port de bras, and definitely not your class outfits. “Practical” is basically your middle name. By avoiding the flourishes and the studio drama, your impeccable technique takes center stage.

Mid-Length Wrap Skirt

Two words: prima vibes. Your dancing has that just-so quality in the details, from your épaulement to the way you roll through your feet. Even so, you’re your own worst critic and tend to pick apart your own dancing. Take it easy and remember why you love to dance so much.


You’re rehearsing or performing a classical variation that calls for a tutu—that’s the only reason you’d be wearing one of these bad boys. It would be so deliciously extra to wear one during regular class though, wouldn’t it?

Tennis Skirt

Okay, musical-theater queen. You’re a real-life triple threat whose Spotify Wrapped is 99.9% show tunes. You love to rock a bold lip color, and dream of one day owning custom LaDuca heels.

Short Pull-On Skirt

You bring the athleticism as well as the artistry to your dancing. If you weren’t a dancer, you’d probably excel at another sport, like volleyball or swimming. Your party trick is that you can secure your bun with only one hair tie, two pins and concentrated willpower.

High-Low Skirt

You are a firm believer that tights should be worn over your leotard. You probably pair your skirt with a matching shrug and set of legwarmers. As class progresses, you shed all your cozy layers like a caterpillar transforming into a butterfly. A romance or fantasy novel is tucked in your dance bag for in between class and rehearsals.

Patterned Skirt

You still use Pinterest for mood boards and fashion inspo. In addition to your patterned skirts, you have an impressive collection of quirky socks for different holidays and occasions. You’re more of a tea than a coffee drinker—but you won’t say no to anything with almond or oat milk.