NEW YORK — For ballet classes, rehearsals or damage-controlling Pilates workouts, dancers take a liberated approach to fashion, especially considering that they spend much of their days in tights. It could be layers of legwarmers and sweaters, or simply a stark leotard; and any color mix goes. After all, even Madonna says that her “Desperately Seeking Susan”-era look was inspired by the dance clothes she worn then. Dancing may be a serious discipline, but playing with all the looks coming out of inner- and dancewear
companies is part of the fun. Here, a look at what students were wearing at a recent exercise class on New York’s Upper West Side.