Kayley Collins

Irish Dancing Costume

This Irish dancing costume was inspired by Kayley’s Irish heritage and her own experiences of Irish Dancing as a child. The design of this modern costume differs from the current trends of excessive embellishment and shiny fabrics.

The Irish dancing costume incorporates a luxurious plush navy microfibre velvet which is decorated with a jewel embellished laser-cut Celtic motif designed by Kayley. Nude Lycra was used to give the costume stretch and the permanent-pleated skirt layers provide movement and texture. Kayley altered the pattern to create a scalloped-edged skirt and tiered this with alternate white and navy velvet.