We get asked a lot about what you should be wearing to a pole dancing class so here’s a guide on appropriate pole dancing clothing in Australia and why.
It’s very important to use fabrics that have a good spandex content for a figure-hugging fit and avoid spillage. Most spandex combination fabrics have good moisture-wicking qualities. It is also a good idea to find a fabric that contains anti-bacterial protection, this helps with nasty smells. This is especially important with pole shorts being so close to delicate body parts.
Most sports and pole clothes in Australia use spandex combination fabrics for this reason.
So many styles and variations are available! Which one is best? There is no easy answer but let’s answer some of the questions about what a few of the most popular styles
What is brazil cut ?
Originally designed to be narrower in the back than full cut or bikini briefs with higher cutouts that help to avoid panty lines. The design follows the curves of the woman’s body to flatter and add shape to the butt whilst being extremely comfortable due to the shape. The Juicee Peach range of brazil cut pole shorts come in both a high waist or standard height waist all with a scrunch to the rear to enhance the butt. These brazil shorts lipstick and heels print will certainly make you feel confident and shout out fun!
Is the brazil cut good for pole shorts?
Yes, it is, the cut exposes more skin than a regular full brief and offers full crotch coverage to protect your modesty. Some beginners may find this a little too risqué at first but over time your pole shorts get smaller! Combine it with a sports bra for the perfect pole clothes!
Adjustable tie side shorts
Layla Cherry Red High Waist Tie Side Pole Shorts
- Quality stretch nylon spandex
- Soft touch
- Moisture wicking
- Elastic Free Waistband
- Adjustable Tie Sides
- Full crotch coverage
- Higher cut to offer more coverage across the stomach
What are tie side pole shorts
The most popular style of pole shorts is used by studios, beginners, and advanced polers. Made in high waist, standard fit, or ultra-low waist style depending on personal preference. Each style has ties at the side that can be adjusted to create a different look. Tie them high for a more daring look or lower for more butt coverage. Whichever way you wear them they are practical, sexy, and look fantastic and the perfect pole dancing shorts.
High Waisted Pole Shorts v Standard Waist
High waist pole shorts
If you do not like your stomach, maybe you have some stretch marks from pregnancy or a little extra belly fat. The obvious choice would be to go for a high-waisted short or more coverage. This is perfectly fine as most high-waisted pole shorts are designed with this in mind. You will still show enough flesh for skin to pole and will not affect your performance. It is a personal choice
Standard or low waisted pole shorts
Designed to be lower waist, less coverage but equally as good as pole dancing clothing in Australia
Are you confident with your body?
If the answer is yes then a low waist option may be great for you. There are some great styles of hotpants, booty shorts, brazil cut and tie side pole shorts available with awesome fun prints. From belly button height to just above the pubic bone, how daring are you!
Let’s not forget the humble hot pants, the very basic pole dancing wardrobe item.
The very best of short shorts! An item of mainstream fashion in the 70’s but by the mid-’70s they were associated with the sex industry and demised their fall from fashion. Luckily they became a staple item for alternative sports and clubwear. The most famous pair of hotpants worn by our very own kylie, wow didn’t she pull them off well?
Cheerleaders, dancers, pole dancers now wear them as part of their costume whilst a staple item of pole dancers’ clothing. Versatile enough to wear alone, underneath shorts, or as part of a costume.
We are very lucky to have such a wide range of fabulous pole dancing clothing in Australia
Mens Pole Shorts
Let’s not forget the men! Male pole short styles range from pole briefs with or without a brazil style scrunch to a full short. Shorts can have adjustable tie sides to the legs to fit correctly and prevent ride up. Juicee peach do a full range of men’s pole shorts, briefs, and g strings in sizes a full range of fabrics sizes and colors
Crops and Tops
When it comes to the top half of our body it’s pretty simple and your bra size has a lot to do with it. If you are large-breasted then you may opt for a sports bra that gives maximum support. You can wear this alone or beneath your favorite crop top. If you are smaller breasted then you have more options, most bras and crops are supportive and have removable bra pads.
Let’s talk about knee pads!
Pole dancing can be hard on the knees, especially when doing floor work. One of the best ways to protect your knees from injury is by wearing a good-quality knee pad. Gel-filled knee pads will cushion the knee from the impact of falling, Impact against the pole or an object.
The best style of knee pads if you are doing both pole and floor work will have a quality gel pad to the front and an open back to grip the pole. If you wear heels then you may wish to consider a velcro back fastening pair over a pull-up pair. This enables you to put them on or take them off without the need to remove your shoes. A sticky or vinyl fabric back will also help with grip whilst doing pole work.
Q Can I wear leggings to my pole class?
A Whist leggings are a good option for warming up be prepared and take along a pair of shorts. Pole dancing requires skin-to-pole contact, especially thighs, for grip. The more skin to pole ratio you have the more tricks you can perform without falling and injuring yourself
Q Is lingerie suitable for pole dancing?
A Pole wear and lingerie do crossover but there are a few things to consider before you rush out and buy it.
- The surroundings where you will wear it – If its a home pole then anything goes but if its a studio with other students then there are items that you would not wear.
- See through lace, flimsy non supportive and crotchless are a no no but a well adapted bra, pants and garter belt may be suitable. A little consideration is necessary with more risqué items
- leather, vinyl and more BDSM wear can have chains and metal clasps which may scratch you or the pole
Q What about bodysuits?
A Bodysuits are generally worn as stage wear for competitions rather than practice at your pole class. They are a great option and can look spectacular under stage lighting.
Q Do I have to wear the stripper heels or can I do it bare foot?
A Shoes are optional and for more experienced pole dancers, barefoot is fine
Q Do I need any protective gear
A Knee pads are a great option for protecting your knees when doing floor work.
Know your body shape, be confident with your body and make shopping for pole dancing clothing in Australia fun fun fun!
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