Applying trims to dance costumes can take a bit of pre-planning if you want the trim to lay flat, follow curves correctly, and confirm to the right shape on either side of the dancer’s body. More importantly, the chosen design has to have visual impact.
If you look closely at the trim design on this classical ballet costume bodice, you will notice that the silver floral trim stops, starts, and curves at certain places along the bodice. Placing the trim this way gives it the illusion of a wild vine of silvery flowers growing along just like they do in nature. How lovely! It is these tiny designer details that can add up to one fabulous ballet costume.
All costume designers are artists first and foremost. It takes an artist to create, re-create, and mimic the looks of nature and inject that special magic onto the costumes that they design. There seems to be quite a lot of magic happening in the design studio of Costume Creations!