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Is this an ice skate dress or a Latin dance dress? This versatile dress works for both. It would also make a great Two-Step or Country Cha dress since the skirt moves so well.

Let’s talk about what works for both styles and what small items need to change to best suit either Dancesport fashion or figure skating dresses.

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Texture and asymmetry are themes on this ice skate dress.


The leotard of this dress is a beautiful flocked mesh which is slightly 3-D. Rhinestones on the mesh are short, horizontal lines of aquamarine that highlight the flowing pattern of the flocked mesh.

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Asymmetrical lines create focal points.

 

I’ve probably said this a hundred times, but asymmetrical lines make a dress unique.

Used properly, offset design elements enhance a woman’s curves and draw the viewer’s eye away from areas she may not want people to look at. On this ice skate dress, the diagonal necklace and long line of lace that goes across the body fits the bill perfectly.


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The skirt that works for Latin, Country and Ice Skating Dresses!

This skirt is all-around awesome. It’s versatile, a good average length and average fullness for most styles of couple’s dancing and figure skating.

The slit in the side also creates more movement. About the only thing I would add to this skirt is crinoline. Why add crinoline to the hem? To create a high impact curl on the bottom, and because it is super trendy right now in ice skating costumes as well as Country and Dancesport dresses.

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The coolest thing about this skirt is the hand-made “beaded fringe”.

I’ve never seen this clever dress element before. It has to be time-consuming to make, but looks fabulous!

 

This imitation “beaded fringe” looks like it was made of very narrow ribbon rhinestoned solidly on both sides with size 16ss.

The fringe is heavy and moves a lot, just like beaded fringe. However, because it’s really rhinestones instead of beads, it is safe to use for ice skate dresses of all kinds!

What about for Country and Ballroom dancers? I’d use it in a heartbeat. Beaded fringe will inevitably break and scatter beads all over the floor. Talk about dangerous. This clever rhinestoned ribbon lets you practice safe dancing.

Watch the video for more details.

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Thanks to Amy, Harrison and Carlye at Overland Park Ballroom for letting me film this and many other dresses in your space!

If you’re interested in purchasing this dress, please contact the folks at Overland Park Ballroom.

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