The William Morris
& Dance Costume
16th and 17th Century
18th and 19th Century
|Classical Ballet Tutus
A pink and silver tutu designed to order for UK competitions. The bodice was a pink silk dupion; the skirt was not decorated due to the tiny physique of the young dancer.|
The bodice was decorated with silver appliqué-work and highlighted with sequins, pearls and crystals which constantly sparkle as the dancer moves.
The short, stiff plate-shaped tutu skirt starts as white at the knickers, alternating white and pink nets for interest.|
The skirt was cut with points on the edge of the net rather than the more typical scallops. (Traditionally, pointed net edges are for birds - e.g.swans, Bluebird; scallops for princess roles etc.) This costume can be reproduced exactly as shown in many colour variations.
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