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How To Get Hailey Bieber’s Balletcore Athleisure Look

The pastel trend is here to stay this winter.

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Balletcore hit TikTok hard in 2022. This pink, ballet-inspired aesthetic was everything at the top of the year, stayed strong through the spring, summer, and fall months, and is now making its way toward winter, once more.

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If you want to know how to get the balletcore aesthetic, allow celebs like Hailey Bieber and Bella Hadid to pave the way. From prim and glam to activewear (balleisure, perhaps?), here’s how celebs are reviving the trend for winter.

On Oct. 18, Bieber infused her balletcore ‘fit with bike shorts. Her approach replaced the twee elements of this trend with a fresh activewear vibe.

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Shape Baby Pink Contour Ribbed Scoop Neck Unitard

The soft pink shade and athletic look of PrettyLittleThing’s Ribbed Unitard is a near-perfect match for Bieber’s, minus the cutout. It’s made from lightweight material, so it’s perfect for layering.

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Free People Movement

This “runsie” from Free People’s athletic sister brand features crisscross detailing in the back, much like Bieber’s unitard. It can handle a workout, but gives major prima ballerina vibes.


Hadid’s take on the trend more your vibe? Though balletcore’s usually about tulle, legwarmers, and tops, the supermodel rewrote the script on Oct. 5 by focusing on balletcore footwear. Her silk slippers served pure pointe shoe energy.

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8 by YOOX Square-Toe Ballet Flats

These square-toe flats have the simplicity and shape of pointe shoes, which help them stand out from your basic ballet flats.

Mille-feuille Silk Flats in Rose Pink

The volume of the laces on these square-toe slippers is evocative of ballet slipper ribbons without being too on the nose. The ballet reference is clear, but the approach is modern.


Kerry Washington could’ve joined the New York City Ballet in the brocade skirt and corset she wore on Oct. 25. Her ‘fit screamed Swan Lake without looking like a costume.

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White Structured Corset Top

For a balletcore look à la Washington, you’ll want a longline corset with visible boning. Its sleek structure will offset the volume of a full skirt.

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Nasty Gal

Balletcore looks in winter call for longer hemlines. This ankle-skimming skirt from Nasty Gal is the perfect length to show off a pair of pointe-inspired slippers.


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