Does everyone have this collection? The items that you bought but then decided you didn't like; or used to wear lots until your got completely fed up of; or maybe that don't fit quite right. I seem to have quite a few.
The good news is, dance is giving them a new lease of life! Especially tops - I can wear them to warm up in, and sometimes even over my leotard as "dancer fashion". This vastly expands my small ballet wardrobe, almost letting me feel like a "real" dancer.
I bought this about a year ago as a work top, but only wore it a couple of times as it wasn't quite long enough and had a habit of riding up. That's not a problem when worn over a leotard or vest top.
This was a quick and cheap supermarket purchase (I liked the design on the front), which turned out to be cut completely wrongly for my body (seriously - it makes me look squarer than a square thing!). But who cares when it's worn as a warm-up top?!
My thermal top usually has one specific use - keeping toasty during long firework show rigs. Now, it has a second purpose on cold evenings in cold halls and studios!
I have started wearing leggings occassionally, but to be honest, they aren't really my style. However, they make a great alternative to my pale pink ballet tights (worn over the leotard).
Whilst digging out the above items for pictures, I found this poor, lonely and long-forgotten pair of shorts:
I'm pretty sure they were bought for a fancy dress outfit, although I don't think they were ever worn. And yes, they are a bit bright, but I think they could still be worn in a dance class...
What's lurking in your wardrobe?