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Vintage-Style Custom Classical Rehearsal Tutu



Our vintage-style rehearsal tutu was originally conceived from inspiration from our friend, American Ballet Theatre (ABT) dancer, Remy Young. Remy wanted a softer rehearsal tutu, one that evokes the feelings and traditions so important in the ballet world. Other dancers saw Remy's tutu and wanted to create one of their own.

It used to be that rehearsal tutus were simply old, floppy, retired performance tutus - tutus that had already seen their performance days and had been infused with energy, commitment, love, and sweat by the performers who had worn them. When you wore an old tutu for rehearsal, you saw the names of the ballerinas who had performed in them on stage written inside the basque, the ballerinas you looked up to, the ones who had inspired you to become a dancer, and you could feel that energy and draw from it in your own interpretation of the role.

These rehearsal tutus are made with a softer hand, a mixture of colors, tulles, and nets to recreate the feeling of the traditions that are everything in the ballet world. With over 30 net colors and 70 tulle colors from which to choose, your rehearsal tutu can be one of a kind, just like you, made to reflect your artistry. See pictures 4 and 5. 

To start the process of creating your vintage-style tutu, choose your size, and write in what colors you would like.  2 to 3 colors are all we need to mix some beautiful shadings from which you will choose your perfect rehearsal tutu, as individual as you are.

Allow 8-12 weeks for delivery since this is a custom item, although at certain times of the year, we can get it to you much faster.  Once we have your order, we will ruffle up some samples of net and tulle using different shadings and send them to you so you can choose exactly what you want.


1. Lauren Bonfiglio

2. Sierra Armstrong (left) and Remy Young (right)

3. Close-up of Lauren's tutu

4. Color choices for Lauren's tutu

5. Pink color choices for another tutu

If you are a ballet program or studio director, we'd love to design a high quality tutu for your school/company and pass the savings on to your dancers through our Partner Program! Email to request more info.

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Tutu.Com offers free, domestic ground shipping to the 48 contiguous United States, up to $20, on orders costing $99.99 and up.  This free option covers about 85% of orders. For very heavy orders that cost $99.99 or more, the first $20 of your shipping will be free. We will invoice you for any shipping amount over $20. Once shipping is paid, your order will go out. Our minimum domestic shipping charge for orders $99.99 and under is $11.00 for a USPS Priority Mail envelope, $13.00 Ground/Priority Mail box, $16.79 Flat Rate Box, $27.00 for USPS Express Mail envelope, and $37 for USPS Express Mail box. Base International shipping charges are Canada: $42.00 USD - Hong Kong, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany: $45.00 USD - Europe $70 USD - All other countries: $50.00 USD. If your base-rate/minimum shipping charge does not cover the cost to ship your order, we will bill additional shipping charges when your order is ready to ship.

We have several base rates for classical tutus that must be shipped in over-sized boxes. Actual costs can run between $30-$60 in the continental U.S., more in some places. Occasionally, it is less expensive to ship Express rather than Priority.  We will always research what is the least expensive way to safely ship your items. We will also insure costumes for their full value. This will add to the cost, but not too much.  All custom costumes are shipped with signature required when delivered.  This is for your protection.

If you require a shipping cost estimate prior to placing your order, please call us Toll Free US & Canada +1-877-888-8266 - International +1-704-519-4771 from 10 am to 5 pm EST and we will be happy to estimate your shipping charges.

If you are ordering something small that can be sent in an envelope, like one sample card, the difference between the postage and the automatic minimum shipping charge will be refunded.


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We strive to ship in-stock items within two Business Days after we receive your order. (This does not include custom-made items, like tutus and other costumes, which require a lead time and are shipped when completed. Also, orders which include fabric-cuts or custom-dying may require an additional time, but we will always let you know how long it will take.)


For destinations outside the United States, orders are sent via USPS Priority International (six to ten days) or USPS Express Mail International (three-five days). Express Mail International is faster than Priority Mail International, provides much better tracking information, and may pass through your country's Customs quicker. Delivery times are dependent on your destination country and on your local postal and Customs services. Customs delays are not the responsibility of Tutu.Com. Our shipping rates do not include any Customs Charges that may be imposed by your country's Customs regulations. Size Charts | PDF 

It contains size charts for all products; ballet tutus, bodices, dresses and patterns combined in one PDF file (14 pages).

Individual Size Charts | PDF Pattern Listing | PDF 

Panty & bodice pattern size charts with detailed information and measurements.

Custom Measurement Worksheets

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