The recommended outfit is the same for all classes. Hooray for less to remember! Aerial silks students pay attention: there are some extra pointers in here just for you.
Wear pants that are form fitting and that allow for easy movement, like leggings. For aerial silks classes in particular, the hips and the backs of the knees should be completely covered. Capris are fine; crops are usually a little too short.
Tops don’t need to be completely form fitting but they shouldn’t be loose or billowy either, so a relatively close-fitting t-shirt works just fine. Choose something you can easily tuck into your pants for when you turn upside down. Tanks tops and camisoles are fine, but covering your underarms is always a plus.
Unitards/bodysuits/rompers/leotards are great, but aerial silks students should watch out for plunging backlines that leave a lot of skin exposed as this can lead to bare skin with silk sliding over it at high speeds (aka, getting burned).
Small earrings that hug the ear and don’t dangle are acceptable. Rings and watches that don’t have snaggable bits are also ok. Necklaces are not recommended. If you have a belly ring, please keep it covered so it doesn’t snag on the fabrics. There’s nothing less fun than being stuck in the air with a piercing caught in the silk!
Perfumes, cologne, and strong body sprays are a no. Deodorant is a BIG yes.
If you have male genitalia, a dance belt is strongly encouraged for aerial silks. If you have breasts, wearing a bra is strongly encouraged both for comfort and for when your shirt gets caught and pulled down by the fabrics. It doesn’t happen a lot… but it does happen sometimes. For that same reason, we also strongly recommend that everyone wear underwear. You know, just in case. And for real, it’s just more comfortable.