Hot to Trot: We love this new stylish dance-wear label
Even if you can’t dance, won’t dance, you will at least want to try to dance after you see this new stunning collection from Pepper & Mayne, if only to wear the beautiful outfits… prepare to be inspired says, Sadie Macleod
Some of the hottest workout wear trends are based around dance: Jane Fonder and those leg warmers; Flashdance leotards; and more recently, the resurgence of the ballet look thanks to Black Swan. Which is why I was more than a little excited to meet Leigh, founder of Pepper & Mayne, a new, sleek rehearsal wear brand. Rehearsal wear – how brilliant! A whole new category of activewear. Who doesn’t want to look like a ballerina in training even if they are not! The clothes lived up to expectations I had placed upon them. Bodies have simple lines which form scoop backs with elegant bow details, leggins are loose but not quite loose enough to warrant the term “tracksuit” as they are far too beautiful for that. Perhaps we’ll call them treggins. Colours are sophisticated blacks, greys and blues. The collection really is perfect to warm up and cool down in for dancers, but it also makes for fantastic yoga/Pilates wear. And what’s more it feels amazing too. A couple of us in the Hip & Healthy have already got our eyes on the Super Soft Graduated Stripe Body, to wear both in and out of the studio (note to reader – it looks great teamed with jeans and converse). Saskia, our Food Editor, and a professional ballerina in training, is an ambassador for the brand; “What I love about Pepper & Mayne is they have intuitively created a dancer’s dream outfit, and it makes the transition from studio to Pilates to lunch out with friends seamless. Plus, I love the quality of the fabrics used – it’s super luxurious making it ideal lounge wear too!”. Whether you are into dance or not, I challenge you not to find a place in your life for Pepper & Mayne, it’s too good a brand not to.