Pole dancing is not your typical erotic dance which can only be seen in nightclubs and the likes. It’s starting to become a norm in gyms and dance studios. You may be too enthusiastic to jump right onto the pole, but before you do your routine, you should be in the correct outfit first.
Choosing the best Pole Dancing Outfit
There are several outfits you can choose from, ranging from spandex to bikinis. You can choose to pair them with stilettos or heels, whichever you prefer. What you’ll wear may depend on the venue where you’ll be performing your routine. Whether you’re to attend your pole dancing class and do solo exercises or have a dance partner to work with, you have to consider wearing the appropriate clothing for each scenario.
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Your pole fitness coach may recommend using foot undies as part of basic wear. Whether you have a dance partner or going solo, these foot undies will make it easier for you to do smooth pivot turns because you now have a padded support under your feet.
Beginners may be requested to wear Capri pants to make it easier to do swirls on the pole. Pilates or yoga pants or any workout pants will also do the trick. Cotton short shorts is a great choice too since it leaves part of your skin bare. This allows more friction to act between the pole and your legs, giving you stronger grasps to do pole climbing moves.
For your upper body, tanktops are preferred over t-shirts or long-sleeved shirts. Similar to the idea with short shorts, tank tops show more of your skin which you can use to reinforce your grip on the dancing pole.
Advanced dancers with clothing and accessories
Dancers who have mastered the basics and are now more prepared to apply their own seductive styles in their performance, have a lot of choices for their dancing outfit. There are fur skirts, miniskirts, leopard-designed Mohawk outfit, fake fur jackets, triangle tops, and a lot more to choose from. Some dancers who want to exhibit a gothic look may opt to wear leather outfits. Your imagination is really the only limit.
For your feet, there are studded pole dance heels and sandals, clear sandals with ankle strap, heel pumps, lace up sandals, metal heel shoes, and chain sandals to name a few.
If you’re still undecided on what to wear for your pole dancing performance, try looking into some online stores specializing in pole fitness clothing and accessories. If you know a physical store manned by a knowledgeable personnel or someone who actually practices pole dancing, better shop there than on online stores.
You can mix and match your tops, pants, shoes, hand accessories, and other accessories as you please. Getting in the right outfit can help set the mood you need for your performance. The added visuals can affect how your audience perceives the routine.
With the myriad of pole dancing outfits and accessories available in the market, you’ll never run out of ideas. Just remember to choose the right one according to your venue, the mood you want to set, and of course, how comfortable you are with the chosen outfit.