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Edgar Degas, Ballet Rehearsal on Stage, Circa 1874

I think there’s a reason all little girls want to be ballerinas. The beautiful tulle skirts, the bright lights of the stage, and the pure elegance of the dance itself is enough to get most anyone’s attention. Edgar Degas was an artist who understood this as well — his paintings depict the simple beauty of ultra feminine ballerinas. The lines are soft, the colors are subtle and the dancers are drawn in a manner in which they almost appear to be moving, an alluring combination. Degas is one of the greats of the art world because of this and the paintings he creates are enchanting and almost magical. Yesterday, my sister Brooke showed me BCBG Max Azria’s Holiday line of dresses and I immediately thought of a Degas painting. They’re something one of Degas’ ballerina’s would wear. Dresses and skirts are ultra feminine and youthful without being too girly or over the top – a perfectly balanced combination, of romantic details, clean lines, and soft colors. Below are some of my favorites from the Holiday Collection. I’m especially loving the light pink sweater over the petticoat — so fun and unexpected.

White Tulle Petticoat, $158

Tutu tank dress, $168

Tiered Tulle Dress, $348

Mini Tulle Tutu, $198

Tiered Petal Dress, $398

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