Ballet Fever: Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend & 15 Ways to Wear It

Ballet Fever: Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend & 15 Ways to Wear It

Valentino and Miu Miu really helped kick off the fall 2016 ballerina fashion trend from their tightly done chignons, ankle wraps on shoes and the multiple layers and lengths of tutus. The combinations of full skirts and bodysuits or well-fitted shirts certainly helped to conjure up the feelings of watching a ballerina gracefully dance on the runway. The fall 2016 ballet clothing trend has definitely taken off with ankle wraps and ballet flats showing up with top knots and leotards. Here are 15 ways you can take part in the ballerina chic fashion trend this fall.

Ballet Fever: Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend & 15 Ways to Wear It

1. Valentino Ballet Fever Velvet Sandal

Available at Neiman Marcus, these velvet sandals feature the signature ankle-wrap style easily spotted on ballet shoes. This sandal also features a 3.5-inch block heel and a 0.5-inch front platform. They are easy to walk in and meet the needs of more than one trend with its block heel, velvet material and ballet styled ankle-wrap laces.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Valentino Ballet Sandals

2. Ballet Beautiful Halterneck Leotard

The trendy leotard is available from Net-A-Porter and is flattering and smoothing as a leotard is supposed to be. The halterneck tie is adjustable for a perfect fit and the framing of your back and shoulders will be flawless.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ballet Leotard

3. Ballerina Headband Pack

These headbands come in a back of 3 and feature a glitter finish. The headbands all feature an elasticated insert to allow them to fit well without creasing your hair. Get yours at ASOS!

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ballet Headband

4. Miu Miu Jewel-Strap Velvet Ballet Flats

Velvet is as on trend for fall 2016 as the ballerina look and these flats are a great way to hit both trends firmly on the head. The crystal covered strap will catch and reflect light from all angles as the velvet ballet flat itself creates a look that is both chic and comfortable. Get yours at Saks Fifth Avenue!

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Miu Miu Ballet Flats

5. Needle & Thread V-Neck Tulle-Skirt Dress

This dress is a great ballerina-esque option that can be purchased at ASOS for its plunging neckline and full-lined skirt that has outer layers of semi-sheer mesh. The deep plunging neckline is mirrored by a deep V-shaped open back as well. The top features bead embellishments and a Grosgrain waistband and adjustable shoulder straps.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Tulle Tutu Dress

6. Valentino Ballet Block-Heel Booties

Available at Saks Fifth Avenue, these Valentino leather booties are the everyday walking fantasy of a ballet shoe, but on a 2.25-inch covered block heel. The round toe features a mini bow detail, while the ankle wrap detail definitely fits the ballet aesthetic for this fall 2016 ballerina trend.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Valentino Ballet Boots

7. Lilac Maxi Tulle Skirt

Long-length tulle skirts are becoming more and more popular as they pair easily with a variety of tops. The floating tulle accentuates movement and as I am a fan of combining trends this one would go great with a velvet crop top for an overall ballerina look that is also in line with the velvet trend as well. You can purchase this maxi skirt by Little Mistress at ASOS, with its fitted, high-rise waistband and lined and layered tulle floor-length skirt.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ballet Maxi Tulle Skirt

8. Plunge Faux Suede Bodysuit in Pink

The plunge neckline of this bodysuit is a deep V shape that does not affect the smoothed down look of the bodysuit. As bodysuits go, the faux suede of this one makes it touchably soft and gives it an interesting sheen. Buy yours at!

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ballet Suede Bodysuit

9. Miu Miu Leather Lace-Up Ballet Flats

Staying right in line with the fall 2016 ballerina trend, Miu Miu has these leather ballet flats with interchangeable lace-up ties in checked or solid colors. These shoes are made in Italy and feature the signature ballerina bow on the toe. You can purchase these ballet flats at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Miu-Miu Lace-Up Ballet Flats

10. Needle & Thread Embellished Ballet Tulle Dress

Needle & Thread’s Coppelia embellished ballet tulle dress will float around you as you walk as the layered tulle skirt is nearly weightless, though it is lined. The embellished top features a V-shaped neckline and adjustable straps on the woven fabric. You can purchase yours here at ASOS.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ballet Tulle Dress

11. French-Cuff White Ballerina Top

At Shopbop, you can purchase your Viva Aviva French-cuff ballerina top that features an empire waist, flared ruffle bottom and 100% cotton outside with a 100% silk lining. The off-the-shoulder look also has polished gold buttons to accentuate the short cuff sleeves. Even better, this top features a bandeau top built in.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: French-Cuff Ballerina top

12. Nude Ribbon-Tie Ballet Shoes

These ballerina shoes have the most ballet feel to them. With shimmering satin ribbon laces and faux suede almond toes these slim ballet flats incredibly are soft to the touch. Cleaning these is easy as they only need to be wiped with a soft cloth, and can be purchased at ASOS here.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ribbon-Tie Ballet Flats

13. Blush Corset Tie Wrap Choker

Staying on trend is easy when wearing an item that fits in with more than one fashionable trend at a time. Chokers are on trend for fall 2016 as well and the Calliope corset tie wrap choker also fits the fall 2016 ballerina trend as well thanks to the illusion of a long elegant dancer’s neck that it helps to create. Order yours at Baublebar!

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Corset Choker

14. The Feminine Ruffle Tank

The Sugar and Spice ruffle tank creates the appearance of a longer, lean torso thanks to the plunging V-neck and angled ruffles, cropped to your natural waist. The tank is semi sheer with beautiful eyelets and an open back. This top also features button closures on a strap across the back. Get yours at Free People!

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Ruffled Tank top

15. Pearl Wrap Layered Choker

This multilayered choker is Victorian inspired with layers of lustrous pearl strands that can be worn multiple ways thanks to an oversized velvet ribbon. As a choker it is elegantly fitting with several fall 2016 fashion trends for velvet, chokers and ballerina-esque style. This stunning accessory can be purchased at BaubleBar.

Fall 2016 Ballerina Chic Fashion Trend: Layered Choker

Photos courtesy of @areyouami, Saks Fifth Avenue, ASOS

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Written by Camielle Lawson-Livingstone
Camielle is one of the writers with an ardent adoration for all things fashion. If it is beautiful or interesting she wants to read and write about it, wear and see it. Look for new trends she’s written about or send recommendations, she’ll be sure to check them out!