Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Musette Looks Back: I Just Wanna Dance!

Whether they were tiny dancers or strippers with a dream, the leading ladies of dance floors past inspire not only our moves, but our clothing choices too.

Lycra & Cotton! What a Feeling!

As both steel worker and exotic dancer, Jennifer Beals knew how to dress down for 1983's mega-hit Flashdance. Harness your inner ballerina in loose grey marl, itty-bitty shorts and chunky socks. Now comfort is always cool thanks in part to this gutsy girl.

Tried, Tacky and True-Shine Like a Showgirl!

Elizabeth Berkeley wasn't afraid of sequins or skin in 1995's Showgirls and neither should you be. Her routines may have been risque, but this wild child could pull off a leotard better than an American Apparel model. Team paired down basics with a little glitz and glam to pay homage to everyone's favourite down on her luck stripper.

Baby Knows Best in 60's Inspired Dance Gear!Baby Houseman came a long way from carrying a watermelon to stealing the stage with Swayze in 1987's Dirty Dancing. Watching Babes learn the trickiest of steps in denim shorts, cropped tops and high heels prove that real dancing queens can manage to move in just about anything.