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How do you wear yours?

Photography by Dobie Gray

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iconic & practical

An essential piece in the ballet dancer's wardrobe, it's been a joy to develop the range and design styles to suit all dancers.

The original Freda Silk SAB skirt was the full cut Swish, soon followed by the Slim cut which was then becoming popular but wasn't generally made in the UK.

The Relaxed is a shorter cut, similar to the lovely American brands of SAB. This works if your body shape is "short waisted" or you just like a more hipster style.

Some dancers like a longer cut and that's the great thing about handmade to order.

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Jess is wearing a Relaxed SAB in Mauve (left) and Slim cut in Mocha

I asked dancer Jessica Templeton for her thoughts. For Jess, with a lower cut neckline leotard she would wear the slightly longer Slim SAB skirt.

"But if the leotard was higher on the neck I would wear a shorter skirt," she explained."It's to make the body look proportionate to the legs and help makes the legs look longer." 

"It can also depend on what you're wearing the skirt to. If it’s a ballet class the teacher may prefer a shorter skirt to see the legs and lines more clearly." 

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The Encore

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One colour not enough?

You need an Encore - the reversible two colour Swish SAB

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