A Ballet Fashion- An Exercise in Elegance

A ballet fashion- An exercise in elegance

Pepper & Mayne - A Ballet Fashion

Launched in the spring of 2013, Pepper and Mayne have grown a loyal following of fashionable gym-goers who like their exercise attire to be just as stylish as their day-to-day wear. Having been featured in Vogue, Elle and Stylist, this has definitely got the fashionista seal of approval.

Pepper & Mayne - An exercise in elegance

Synonymous with ballet style apparel and soft loungewear, Pepper and Mayne have become the go-to for ballet dancers of all levels. At the moment, ballet is seeing a huge growth in popularity with many adults going back to this exercise they might have previously learnt in their childhood, as not only is it a fun and elegant exercise, it’s also fantastic for strengthening your core and toning.

With celebrities like Zooey Deschanel, Natalie Portman and even Madonna ditching their treadmills for the ballet barre, the results make it easy to see why this super-chic, work-out regime has crossed the pond and is now taking the U.K by storm!

Now you may feel you’re past the ages of leg warmers and tutus (although Carrie Bradshaw may disagree), but fear not as Pepper & Mayne offer various ballet-class appropriate styles in a range of colours and designs. All created with a soft and comfortable fabric, it’s time to dust off those old ballet slippers and remember your degage from your tendu.

As always, to make that browsing process a little bit easier for you, we’ve picked out a range of ballet inspired work-out gear that is uber-stylish and luxurious, worth working up a sweat for and takes you effortlessly from the barre to that well earned brunch! These are some of our favourite Pepper and Mayne pieces that need to find their way into our gym bags asap…

Signature Compression Body, Olive

Pepper and Mayne Leotard Olive

We love this modern twist on the classic leotard style. The olive colour is just gorgeous and a much more contemporary look than baby pink. The double straps add a nice touch too. A definite seal of approval from us!

Seamless Compression Unitard, Slate Grey

Pepper and Mayne Unitard SlateGrey

We know what you’re thinking, unitard, really? But this is simple, comfortable and ideal for ballet as it won’t restrict any movement. Style it with a ballet wrap to complete the look.

The Royal Ballet Collection Cashmere Wrap

Pepper and Mayne cash wrap ivory

Now this is luxury, a beautifully soft cashmere wrap made for the capsule Royal Ballet Collection for Pepper and Mayne. A must have for any serious ballerinas out there.

Layered Rehearsal Sweater, Black

Pepper and Mayne Layered Rehearsal Sweater in Black

Ideal for layering over your kit when you’re heading to and from the studio, this super soft sweat sweater is ideal for the off-duty ballerina look. Offering comfort and style.

Bardot Layering Wrap, Nude

Pepper and Mayne Bardot Layering Wrap Nude

In a soft and elegant nude shade, this wrap top is perfect for class, offering a little added warmth in those cold months where the studio can feel unbearable! Made from a breathable and lightweight fabric, this is definitely a must have in your ballet wardrobe.

Seamless Compression Unitard, Grey Marl

Pepper and Mayne Seamless Compression Unitard

We love the unique criss cross detail on the front of this unitard, with delicate straps at the back. This luxuriously soft fabric feels lovely against the skin and is the perfect item for not just ballet, but Pilates, yoga, dance and even just lounging! Although we’ll try to actually wear this to class and not for Netflix sessions…

We reckon with this gorgeous range of elegant exercise gear, we’ll be practically sprinting to the gym and dance studio! Well, maybe…

A toned core and a long, lean physique, synonymous with professional dancers, can now be achieved under the guidance of Barre specialists such as Sleek Technique and Barre Core Mayfair.  

The entire Pepper and Mayne collection is shoppable here!

Tilly-Jayne Kidman

Tilly is a graduate in fashion marketing and currently works in social media. She writes for various publications including the Huffington Post as well as her own fashion and lifestyle blog tillyjayne.com. In her spare time she's usually wandering around her home city of Cambridge, making travel plans or finding a new restaurant to try out.