lululemon's Royal Ballet Collection Will Replace Your Old Workout Gear In The Prettiest Way


Whether you take professional classes, pop into barre every week, or just aspire to look like you've walked off the set of Center Stage, the ballet-inspired workout clothing from lululemon's Royal Ballet Collection will leave you wanting to dance. The athletic gear retailer has joined forces with The Royal Ballet of London’s Principal Dancer, Francesca Hayward, to co-create a line of pieces that will replace your old workout gear with elegant, pastel-filled activewear.

At a time of year when you're looking to hit refresh on everything from the shoes in your closet to the shampoo in your shower, it also makes for the ideal moment to update your current athletic-wear — and this new limited-edition collection may be the answer. Inspired by ballet but designed for movement across a variety of activities, the collection, which ranges in price from $58 to $148, brings in elements of The Royal Opera House as well as Hayward's personal aesthetic. These details, combined with feminine silhouettes and a rich color palette, gives this collection an elevated feel.

Functional and pretty, the 17-piece collection is composed of everything from essential leggings and bras to items traditionally associated with ballet, such as lightweight leotards for $78, cozy leg warmers for $58, and an elegant circle skirt for $68. Multiple pieces in the collection infuse design elements inspired by the vintage corsetry from the collection of The Royal Ballet atelier, including the Principal Dancer Corsetry Bra for $68 and Principal Dancer Corsetry Tight for $118, all in fabrics that are designed to allow you to move with ease.

"I love how the collection feels strong but feminine in its shape, how the clothes feel against my skin, and how I am free to move and dance in them with no restrictions," said Hayward in a press release from lululemon.

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Another nod to The Royal Opera House as well as Hayward’s love of gold can be seen woven into the bands of the Principal Dancer Golden Lining Bralette for $58 and the $98 Principal Dancer Golden Lining Tight. Coming in army green, maroon, and black, these styles look expensive without the high sticker price, and in super soft, lightweight fabrics, you won’t be in any rush to take them off after your workout.

Almost the entire collection is composed of pieces designed to be both comfortable and elevated, with soft fabrics like cashmere jersey, merino wool, and cupro that you'll feel just as good lounging around in as you will wearing out and about. The Principal Dancer Funnel Neck Sweater (which is $108) and the Principal Dancer Hoodie for $128 (the inside is velour) as well as a slew of other pretty, draped pieces are prime examples of that.

Scroll to start shopping The Royal Ballet Collection, which is now available in select lululemon stores and online.

Principal Dancer Corsetry Tight 28"


These sleek high-rise leggings are made to feel a like a second skin and come in two additional colorways.

Principal Dancer Corsetry Bra


In a silver lilac shade, this long-line bra will elevate your workout wear instantly. This style is also available in two more colors.

Principal Dancer Leotard


Perfect for ballet-inspired workouts, this lightweight leotard is super soft and will allow you to move with ease. It's available in one additional color.

Principal Dancer Funnel Neck Sweater


Slip into this cozy sweater that will keep your core and neck warm before and after a workout. This style also comes in black.

Principal Dancer Skirt 15"


Made with a transparent mesh fabric, this circle skirt will have you floating across the studio floor.

Principal Dancer Long Sleeve


This soft long sleeve top will be one that you reach for over and over again. It's available in two additional colors.

Principal Dancer Golden Lining Bralette


This soft bralette comes in three colors and features gold thread woven into the under band that gives it a touch of shine.

Principal Dancer Golden Lining Tight 28"


The soft, smooth fabric of this style will have you wanting to wear them before, during, and after workouts. This tight is also available in black and army green.

Principal Dancer Hoodie


This velour lined hoodie is the ideal layering piece for not only heading to a workout class, but for heading to brunch after. It also comes in heathered black.

Principal Dancer Leg Warmers


Keep your muscles warm in a pair of leg warmers, which are available in two colorways.

Principal Dancer Corsetry Jacket


This fitted jacket is great to start your warm up in before you start breaking a sweat.

Reveal Onesie Principal Dancer 25"


Add this chic black onesie to your workout wardrobe this season.

Principal Dancer Tank


Time to toss those old worn out tanks and replace it with this Cashmere Jersey style, also available in black.

Principal Dancer Pant 32"


Throw these pants on over your leggings or tights for an added layer on cooler days. This style is also available in black.

Principal Dancer Short 3"


This lightweight short is perfect for layering over your leotard or tights for a little extra coverage. This style comes in two additional colors.

Principal Dancer Jumpsuit 31"


Upgrade your pre- and post-workout wear with this luxe jumpsuit. It also comes in a deep shade of maroon.

Principal Dancer Dance Bag 30L


This tote will be able to carry everything you need for the gym and beyond. It is also available in two additional colors.