When it comes to dance costumes for team Hip hop routines, the style is easily many dancers' favorite, perhaps because hip hop costumes are mostly street style! Edgy and accessible, it's easy to pull off-the-rack styles for your performance. Looking for a little inspiration for your upcoming hip hop performance? Here are some hip hop dance costume looks we've seen trending, plus a few bonus dance videos of these looks in action!
1. Jersey Look
The ever popular sparkle jersey has been trending for cheer and team apparel this year, but when it comes to hip hop dance teams, the baseball jersey has taken over. Always oversized, and always black. Add a mesh panel for an updated classic, perfect for representing your team!
Pictured here: Sparkle Jersey with 556-9 Harem Pants, and the Baseball Jersey
The Royal Family Varsity, from New Zealand, sports the baseball jersey look in their Bronze Medalist MegaCrew Division performance at Hip Hop International 2016 this year:
2. Sports Luxe
Sporty meets feminine with this trend! Athletic details like graphic branding and jersey mesh get a luxurious touch with sparkly Zsa Zsa sequin fabric, cropped bra tops, and metallic accents. It's a look that's highly influenced by NBA Dancers, something you'd likely see on the court! Not your average gym wear - it’s athleisure at its most glam!
Pictured here: Lexus Top, Watch Me Tank, 425-45 Top, and 575-28 Leggings
Chicago Luvabulls know sports luxe - check out their most recent video, dancing on top of the United Center:
3. The Jogger Pant
You know these pants well, and probably have a pair your self. A slim fit sweatpant with cuffs, the perfect athleisure staple. It's roomy enough to let you move, yet slim enough to still be figure flattering! Good bye harem pants, make room for the jogger pant.
The Milwaukee Bucks Dancers' most recent costume pairs some bold jogger pants in white and green with a cute zip crop.
Photo credit: Milwaukee Bucks Dancers
Without a doubt, the most essential hip hop dance team ingredient is this: team pride on full display with logos and lettering! Large or small, sparkly or matte – it’s the perfect way to represent your crew.
Pictured here: 419-165 Lettering Top, Lexus Pants, 202-7 Mesh Top, and 566-11 Harem Pants
Lousiville Ladybirds added a large "L" logo to basic tanks for their Hip Hop routing at NDA last year!
The Ole Miss Rebelletes sported a cropped top with lettering at their UDA performance last year:
Perhaps more of a staple than a trend, the oversized look isn't going anywhere any time soon. The best way to pull this off for the ladies? Pair an oversized men's top with leggings to create the perfect balance of baggy and slim fit.
Pictured here: Pop Mesh Crew- Men & Boys, 575-25 Leggings, Prentiss Men & Boys, and Tear Leggings
The BYU Cougarettes at NDA nationals last year looked phenomenal in a oversized black and white jersey:
Mesh insets seem to be everywhere - from your favorite yoga leggings to that breezy work out tank. It's a look that's covered yet revealing, and adds a layer of texture and drama. Bonus: mesh is perfect for an oversized look that won't hide your dancer's lines.
Pictured here: Camden Crop, Freeskate Crop, 556-9 Harem Pants
University of St. Thomas dance team designed a mesh sweatshirt with their school's logo across the chest - here they are in action, in thier performance right before taking 1st at UDA:
7. Bold Bottoms
Contrasting colors, diagonal lines, and a mix of textures make for stand-out hip hop bottoms! Pair these dynamic leggings it with a simple crop or shirt, for a complete look that's not over the top.
Pictured here: 411-33 Top, 575-23 Leggings, 202-7 Mesh Overlay, Beetlejuice Leggings, Vista Mesh Top, 575-14 Ombre Leggings
The Timberwolves Dancers designed some harem pants with bold stripes, which also featured their logo.
8. Black & White
Black will always be a staple of hip hop, most often paired with red, blue or gold. But our favorite color combo lately? Has to be black and white. It's been all over the runways and street style photography in recent years, and for good reason - it's a clean and simple look that's easy to pull off. Our favorite is when these two colors are paired with bold lettering and graphic patterns to add interest.
Pictured here: Kamora Crop and Lexus Pant
The Timberwolves dancers in black and white leggings - the pattern is their "Wolves" logo repeated!
Larkin Dance Studio wore a black and white Adidas look at The Dance Awards last year:
9. Grunge Influence
Flannel shirts, ripped pants, beanie hats - these are just a few ingredients to the perfect grunge look. Give it a hip hop edge with the perfect pair of sneakers and you'll have this look covered.
Pictured here: Crop Sweatshirt, 575-28 Leggings, Tear Leggings, Lady Top
Check out UNLV's performance at UDA nationals last year to see this look in action:
So what do you think? Will your team be wearing any of these hip hop dance costume trends this year?
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