When taking a closer look at WDC 2016 DanceSport fashion, I couldn’t help but notice that the fashion part also mirrors the differences in style of dance, comparing to WDSF, which I have covered in the last article. WDC styles are clearly more elegant as well as artistic, but less gypsy and less sporty. Furthermore, the ladies of WDC dance sport also celebrate everything in their dance-gowns, such as tan fabric or cut outs around the butt and groin area, that WDSF rules restrict. So, here is my list of 2016 WDC Latin DanceSport Fashion Trends.
Elegance Is The Key
Coco Chanel supposedly once said: “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous”. The ladies take this quote by heart, because even when there are cutouts around the bum or groin area (as I mentioned before), the dresses never seem cheap or risky. They are never looking too sexy or revealing, but rather kept very elegant and chic. If I would have to describe the style as one of the Spice Girls, I would definitely go with Posh Spice! 😉
Going hand in hand with the elegance-theme is the choice of color. Dominating the floor are “colors”, like white, black, silver, gold and tan. If there is a pop of color, it either is royal blue or scarlett red. Moreover, the “no-color-color-trend” is going on for many years now and I was relieved to see Yulia Zagoruychenko and Dasha in yellow this year at the International Championship – finally, something different!
Tan Dresses – The Sparkling, yet Invisible Look
It is the camouflage of dancesport world and if there wouldn’t be rhinestones, sequins or pearls we wouldn’t see them at all anymore: The girls in tan dresses. The tan fabric really has become a major thing, blending in with skin and also, unfortunately, with the floor. I am not a great fan of this look, but it seems to be fascinating and beautiful to many ladies and gents and is really common these days.
Tan Bodies – The “I Wear No Underwear” Style
Is it sexy? Is it teasing? Does it make watching dancesport more interesting? You tell me. It always leaves me in awe when I see the flashing tan “undies” of Yulia or Andra. But mostly because I think to myself “How is it possible that they don’t sweat at all?” If I would wear a tan body, I would for sure have sweat stains all over. If someone out there, knows the secret (is there a secret tan fabric that never gets wet?), please let me know! But back to topic: Tan bodies, decorated with all kinds of accessories, pieces of fabric and fringe rule WDC Dancesport Fashion!
“The Cutie Pie” or “The Diva” Skirt
Talking about skirt-cuts, it seems that we mostly see two different kinds: “The Cutie Pie” and “The Diva”. “The Cutie Pie” cut is the innocent, about knee-long circle skirt, that adds great movement to every twist and turn. “The Diva” skirt is long and elegant with one side cut up to the hipbone and hence, it is leaving a fabulous view of one leg.
The Turtle Neck
There are two ways to wear a turtle neck in dance sport fashion: You can either wear accessories around your neck or the classic one with fabric. I, personally, love the use of accessories in shape of a turtle neck, because it reminds me of Cleopatra. I am not a great fan of the fabric turtle neck, although it can be sexy. How do you like it? Yay or Nay?
For the WDC Gents – Plain Black, Less Stones, NO DISTRACTION! The looks are simpler with less rhinestones and less complicated cuts. Occasional leather, occasional satin, lots of mesh, and a rare shirt color change…
… And, also – WA-A-AY MORE BEARDS than before!
Phew. Did I miss something?
Author: Sophia Wedel – Sparkle Workouts
Cover Photography: Elena Anashina
Exclusively for Dance Comp Review