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Help Her Bring Out Her Inner Swan with a Pair of Girls' Dance Tights

There are a lot of girls' dance tights out there, but picking a pair for your little ballerina needn't be too confusing. Nor do you have to visit specialist dance shops, either - eBay has every sort of dance tights you could need, all colours, all styles, and all sizes. At such great prices, you can afford to stock up, too. Browse the diverse range of dance tights at your leisure.

What sort of girls' dance tights are there?

For girls dance tights are available in pinks, beiges and whites, shiny or matte, and sized from the ages of about three to fourteen. The tights you choose will depend on what the child wants, and also what their dance teacher recommends. There are a few different options available for the feet of the tights, as well, which depend largely on preference:

  • Footed: These have an enclosed foot at the bottom.
  • Footless: These tights finish at the ankle, exposing the foot.
  • Convertible/transition tights: These have a small hole in the bottom of the foot, and can be can be worn as footed or footless tights.
  • Stirrup tights: These look like footless tights, with a bar or stirrup that goes under the foot.
What size girls' dance tights should you buy?

This will depend on the age and height of the child. There are lots of useful sizing charts for children's dance tights online, so if you're not sure what size you need, have a look to make sure before you buy. Be aware that some children don't quite fit the average size for their age, so take measurements to be on the safe side.

Are dance tights different from ordinary tights?

Yes. Dance tights undergo a lot more punishment than ordinary tights and children, in particular, tend to be quite hard on them, so they must be strong enough to withstand extra wear and tear. Dance tights are reinforced in the places that suffer the most stress - the feet and gusset area. They are also usually thicker and more opaque.

How should you care for girls' dance tights?

Follow the manufacturer's washing instructions in order to maximise the life of the tights. Ideally, dance tights should always be hand washed - use cool water and a mild washing powder or liquid. If hand washing is not possible or practical, you can use a mesh washing bag and machine wash on a gentle cycle. Allow them to air dry, either hanging up or laid flat.

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