Wrap Leotard in Water Color Potpourri
Wrap Leotard in Water Color Potpourri

Summer Studio Looks – What you need to know this season

  • June 28, 2016
  • by Deborah Searle

As temperatures are rising and we are staring to tan, it’s high time you think about your summer looks and how you’ll stand out from the crowd, particularly in the studio.

It’s become very obvious that this season is all about light blues, whites, lace, interesting neck lines and cut-out backs. Pops of colour like tangerine and tea rose are popular, too, with feminine Spanish influences and mesh inserts in fashion. Printed and floral pants and shorts are also looking hot this summer.

Here are some easy ways to freshen up your summer studio look:

Floral and “Summery”

Capezio has you covered with gorgeous leotards, bra tops and shorts that are feminine and fresh for summer. The Sheer Insert Short is sweet and charming in Water Colour Potpourri, or go for something in a bright summer colour like the Cutout Back Tank in Midori Green or Cherry Pink. Match a tank or bra top with these Short and Sweet Shorts from the Betsey Johnson collection, which are darling in Sassy Stripes.

Fun neck lines and backs

Dynamic neck lines or cut-out backs can add some drama to your look, and in summer it can be nice to have a little air space to help your skin breathe in the heat. The elegant Diamond Sweetheart Bra Top features a striking laser-cut diamond lattice panel on the back, and the Diamond Strappy Back Mock Halter Leotard teams the same stunning lattice with a spray of spaghetti straps, creating a halter-style back.

Or the new Gramercy High Neck Leotard from the Bradon X Capezio collection, which has both a stylish neckline and interesting cut-out back, is sure to turn heads.


Lace is still in fashion, as proven by Broadway star Bebe Neuwirth, who donned a gorgeous, long champagne pink lace gown at the 2016 Tony Award just a few weekends ago. Who doesn’t love lace? It’s so dainty and elegant.

The Vintage Whisper Tank Leotard features a keyhole style back with neck fastening, and a lace overlay at the front. Just as beautiful, the Vintage Whisper Camisole Leotard features the same light front lace details with a scoop back.

Capezio’s Diamond Lattice collection of leotards, shorts and bra tops are a modern take on lace, with laser-cut lattice. The Diamond High Waisted Shorts offer some added style to the typical dance short, and the Seafoam colour is fresh and bright for the summer months.

Blue Tones

In shop windows all across Paris, the look seems to be white, light blue and denim. These calming tones are clean and bright for summer, and they remind us of the ocean and a fresh summer breeze. A light blue leotard can be partnered with some denim shorts to wear to and from the studio. Throw over a white unbuttoned shirt to complete the breezy look. The eye-catching Strappy Camisole Leotard comes in a tranquil Seafoam, perfect for the season. This leotard is not only blue but also boasts a unique neckline and pretty lattice cut-outs.

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Article produced by Dance Informa.

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