Styles from left to right: Bryony Biketard, Helena, & Lydia Dress
As we were putting together our annual dance costume trends report, we noticed one major theme: lace is out and mesh is in! 5 of our top 14 trends included some variation of mesh, each a unique twist on the most popular fabric of the season. Here are our top 3 favorites!
3 Unique Ways to Wear Mesh in 2020
1. Mesh Leggings
Mesh is a great alternative to solid fabrics because it creates a covered look that's not to heavy and not to revealing; which makes this popular fabric perfect for leggings! This trend can be worn multiple ways: add mesh leggings to a unitard, layer leggings under a leotard, or wear them with a separate crop top.
Styles from left to right: Leilani Mesh Leotard w/ Mesh Leggings, Gleason Unitard, Sophie Leotard w/ Mesh Leggings with Brief, Zola Top w/ Mesh Leggings with Brief, & 262-185 w/ Mesh Leggings with 504-1 High Waist.
2. Sublimated Pop Mesh
This trend pairs two high tech elements: oversized, textured mesh and custom printing (aka, dye sublimation). A pop mesh crop top, jersey, or leotard makes for the perfect canvas for your team's custom colors, lettering, or pattern. The end result is a versatile look that can go from game day to competition!
Styles from left to right: Top Rock Tank Pop Mesh w/ 575-26 Katia, 202-7 Pop Mesh Ombre & 419-8F Halter w/ 690-1 High Waist with belt, Cropped Vista Pop Mesh w/ 575-26 Drive, & 202-7 Pop Mesh Ombre w/ Lexus Pant.
3. Mesh Ruching
The mesh ruching trend is alive and well! This year we saw it expand from unique skirts to bodices. Add a touch of femininity with draped skirt pieces, or add dimension with gathered bodice layers. It's a look that's perfect for a romantic jazz dance.
Style & team name from left to right: Jolynn, Eisenhower Junior Varsity Dance Team, Lakeville North Dance Team, & Imogen
Looking for more inspiration?
We surveyed our designers, researched dance competitions, and studied the runway to put together our annual 2020 Ultimate Trends Guide for Dance Costumes. Check it out via the link below!