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Strictly socks: the right footwear for the right dance

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With the return of a certain prime time celebrity dancing show last weekend, we take a look at what’s best to wear on your feet when you hit the dance floor.


Strictly Socks

Ballet

Ballet is famous for its delicate shoes that allow dancers to stand on their toes. But underneath these are the equally important ballet socks and tights.


The tights were introduced to both showcase and hide the legs at the same time.

While 18th century audiences wanted to see the intricate footwork and leg movement, they weren’t quite ready for flashing of bare flesh. So the ballet tights were born. The specialist tights offer full grip around the toes and heels, without sagging.

Ballet

Ballroom

While a lot of focus is on the sparkly dresses in ballroom dancing, a good pair of tights can draw attention to the work of the legs.

Tights with Tango Floral Fishnet Tights. 
 
Tango tights

Charleston

The Charleston was hugely popular in the 1920s, especially among ‘Flapper girls’, young women who frequented nightclubs.

With their new liberation and freedom, they would often be seen with their stockings rolled down as Flamenco Printed Back Seam Tights.
  

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