Contemporary dancewear encapsulates grace and beauty, suiting the fluid and free movements associated with these routines. Our costumes have been designed with this in mind. They are available in a range of colours and styles to give enough options to suit every dancer’s body at any age and skill level.
Modern contemporary dance outfits draw on shapes inspired by ballet costumes, with clothing being created to be both comfortable and stylish whilst always enabling freedom of motion throughout the body. This is achieved through the use of appropriately placed elasticated sections which offer skin coverage and modesty without detracting from the overall look. There are illusion neckline panels for stability and support and customisable strap placements on camisole-style uppers. Many styles also feature built-in bra technology, offering dancers the support they need in order to move freely and confidently through their routines.
Another major area of stylistic diversity in contemporary dance clothes is related to their sleeves. Chiffon fabrics float through the air, with many styles of outfit making use of this in full bell-shaped sleeves. Others utilise lighter fabrics for skirts over a leotard body, giving the same sense of movement and airiness without sleeves. Short-sleeved options are popular among male dancers. Camisole necklines and narrow straps are flattering to the figure and popular with dancers drawing on a ballet background, especially when combined with a longer skirt with slits for movement.
Whatever the style of contemporary dance, choosing the right costume can help you to give a great performance.