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DWTS Season 28: Week 1 Costume Critique

Posted by Deborah Nelson on Thu, Sep 19, 2019 @ 10:09 AM

I would like to tell you about my 3 favorite Dancing with the Stars costumes! Then it’s back to work… because we’re gearing up for a busy dance season, and these costumes aren’t going to design themselves.

Sailor and Val Fox Trot DWTS Costume Critique from Satin Stitches#3.) Sailor Brinkley danced the foxtrot with Val Chemerkovskiy. She wore a white satin gown with a high slit and a deep V neck. The bodice was covered in crystals and the nude mesh neckline gave the illusion of a strapless gown. More crystals lined the neck creating a faux necklace, and the look was completed with a pair of white opera gloves.

I loved this look because it combined old Hollywood glamor with an ethereal elegance. Satin is a tricky fabric choice—done wrong, it can look heavy and matronly. This look was airy, effortlessly beautiful and timeless.

Hannah and Alan Cha Cha DWTS Costume Critique from Satin Stitches#2.) Hannah Brown danced the Cha Cha with Alan Bersten. She wore a rhinestone covered red leotard with a fringe skirt. The bodice of the costume featured a deep V neckline and vertical glittering silver pinstripes.

I loved the movement of this piece! It was so satisfying to see the fringe whirl around as Hannah spins. The perfectly matching red lipstick, half up high pony and Hannah’s bubbly personality all came together to give this performance a fun all American cheer vibe.

Sean and Lindsay Salsa DWTS Costume Critique from Satin Stitches#1.) Lindsay Arnold danced the salsa with Sean Spicer in sequin covered leotard with strategically placed glittering gold pineapples and a neon green ruffle. Perhaps a controversial choice, but this look was my favorite of the night!! Contrary to the popular notion ‘Less is more’, often in designing dance costumes… MORE IS MORE!

Maybe it’s just the nostalgia of seeing my 1990s Malibu Barbie come to life, but I say if life give you lemons (or Sean Spicer as a dance partner) put your tatas in sequined pineapples and shake what your mama gave you!

This weeks blog was written by Mercedes Bergman - Director of Operations here at Satin Stitches. Thank you Mercedes for stepping in while Deborah is out of town. Deborah will be back next week!


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