So, on the list of things that drive me crazy about our art form is that there is very little middle ground. We don't do anything by halves do we? I mean, I suppose that is a good thing in a lot of ways, but here's where I am getting hung up. As an adult, you only have 2 options as far as solo costumes go; either wear something that is clearly more suited to kids half your age, or end up wearing something that looks like it's an Irish themed Ice-capades costume.
Now, I have seen some talented adult dancers make their own costumes that are an elegant combination of younger style with some more flattering/mature features. But what about the non-sewing adult dancers out there? I know from my own "window" shopping, that I will NEVER find a Solo dress that will fit me, unless I get one custom ordered.
I am now beginning to wonder if I need to start designing/making solo dresses that specifically cater to adults and "bigger" girls - cause I mean, some adults are lucky enough to fit in dresses that are designed for tall teenagers, but I know I wouldn't be able to.
Thoughts, suggestions, comments????