Once again visiting her extensive wardrobe of outfits for yoga teachers, style-guru Rosalind Widdowson has put together more stunning looks for Shibumi Studios clients (sizes 6-12). These dance, pilates and asana outfits should help you to explore your creative spirit. Yogini Sally Hill kindly again and again has given her time (and learns to wave it all about and tango it up) to showcase a range of looks celebrating Black which is associated with both death and rebirth. Photography, (and every other useful ancilliary service) and post-production by Swami Tantramurti.
outfit 01: ‘Black Madonna’, black oversized cheong-sam in stretch-lycra with white piping trim around cap-sleeves and collar, black ‘fisherman’s’ trousers. with black stretch-lycra cummerbund.
outfit 02: ‘Flamenco Negril’, black stretch-lycra leggings with gold-studded Greek-key design motif, black voile body with gold-embroidery on the bodice.
outfit 03: ‘Black Swan’, black voile-sequined top short-sleeved with fine lace underbody, black jet-embroidered stretch-lycra leggings, black beaded head band.
outfit 04: ‘Flapper de Soir’, black gathered tunic top, lace-fronted sequin-embroidered, sleeveless, elongated square-necked, black jet-embroidered stretch-lycra leggings, beaded and piped flower motif ‘flapper’ headband.
outfit 05: ‘Black Cat’, black stretch-lycra dress, ruched at thighs and back with scooped neck and padded sleeves cleverly embroidered with silver sequins and black thread, polo-necked with covered buttons, black stretch-lycra leggings studded with diamantes at ankle and lower calf.
outfit 06: ‘Blackbird’, black stretch-lycra short dress with cut-away voile panels, sleeveless and round-necked with matching black stretch-lycra leggings with see-through voile panels, jet black headband.
outfit 07: ‘Morte Noir’, black lightweight top, sleeveless, with voile panelling at the upper chest and shoulders, round-necked with all-in-one shorts, black stretch-lycra leggings with outerleg cut-outs, matt-black leatherette belt, black fabric head band with bow detail.
outfit 08: ‘Black Lotus’, black sleeveless, scooped-neck tee with jet embroidery on the front panels of shoulders and cross-strap with a gathered back, black stretch-lycra leggings with outer leg strip of black sequined panels.
outfit 09: ‘Midnight Tango’, black lycra tee with ‘fish-tail’ with metalled silver-grey studding with elasticated belt with silver ‘hook & eye’ front, black leggings with silver-studded outer leg details.
outfit 10: ‘Navajo Noir’, black stretch-cotton dress, round-necked with 3/4 quarter sleeves with small studettes on the sleeves, stretch leatherette belt, leather-look stretch-lycra/polyester/spandex mix leggings with metal-studded tribal designs along outer legs, black velvet headband.
outfit 11: ‘Black Virgin’, black ‘v’-necked cotton jumpsuit with gathered padded and shoulder-gathered back yoke with side pockets and gathered ankle bands.
outfit 12: ‘Midnight Rose’, black stretch-lycra sleeveless and ‘v’-necked jumpsuit gathered at a high waistband, pantalooned legs with gathered anklebands, cerise flower hairband.
outfit 13: ‘Panthera Negra’, black sleeveless haltered & ‘v’-necked cotton top with rib stitching from neckline to sternum, black linen 3/4-length trousers/pedal-pushers, mixed elements belt and fabric flower hair detail.
outfit 14: ‘Dusky Shadow’, black sleeveless stretch-cotton/lycra jumpsuit with a deep ‘v’ back, fingerless lace glove embroidred with with jet beads.
outfit 15: ‘Wild Panther’, stretch-lycra swimming costume with ‘sweetheart’ neck, strapped and sleeveless, leopard-print pattern in slate-grey and black, black footless tights.
outfit 16: ‘Nights in Black Satin’, black sleeveless straight-legged silk jumpsuit with side pockets and scooped-front neckline, black and white cotton sarong.
outfit 17: ‘Dark Fox’, faded-black crepe-chenile dress with front pockets with crossover pedal-pusher leggings with slate-grey and black design on outer legs down the seam line.
outfit 18: ‘Now & Zen’, faded-black tee with slate-grey and taupe ‘lotus & buddha’ mood board motif, black cotton skinny jeans.
outfit 19: ‘Velvet Touch’, black and white scoop-necked and sleeveless stretch-cotton top with see-through voile back and small ‘fish-tail’ at the back, black-corded velvet leggings.
outfit 20: ‘Dark Gypsy’, jet-black ‘handkerchief’ gypsy dress with lace-finished round scooped-neck through-strapped sleeves, black stretch-cotton trousers with slitted fronts gathered at the anklebands.
outfit 21: ‘Libertina’, plain black sleeveless and scoop-necked denim-style stretch-lycra tee-dress with ‘peek-a-boo’ slashed knees revealing lace under-panels.
outfit 22: ‘Lizard Noir’, black sleeveless scoop-necked stretch-cotton body-sculpting tight-fit ankle-length cotton-lycra jumpsuit with ‘Elle’ motif.
outfit 23: ‘Studio Negro’, faded-black sleeveless scoop-necked stretch-cotton-lycra ankle-length jumpsuit, orange-black fabric wired headband.
outfit 24: ‘Tree of Life’, black stretch-cotton body with brass zip front, original Rosalind Widdowson-designed Tree of Life’ brooch, black stretch-lycra leggings with brass-zipped and studded ankle details, oblong faux-silk scarf with black/coffee/toffee/soft grey patterning and matching headband.
outfit 25: ‘Free Spirit’, black scoop-armed stretch-lycra body with brass-zipped front, black stretch-lycra leggings, voile sarong in sunshne yellow with slate-grey legend.
outfit 26: ‘Gwendoline Dark’, long sleeveless and scooped-neck black voile dress with underslip and front panels in mercurial-rust-brown with long matching voile sleeves.
outfit 27: ‘Purple Passion’, black sleeveless ‘ra-ra’-style stretch-lycra dress with four tiers of gathered voile just above the knee with scooped front and back necklines, black stretch-lycra leggings, purple flower hair accessories.
outfit 28: ‘Morticia’s Revenge’, long black jersey-stretch-lycra dress with low-scooped back, long black satin gloves.
outfit 29: ‘Night Walker’, long black stretch-lycra dress which sculpts the body beautifully with scooped neck and cut-away arms, long black satin gloves, black felt sequins 1920s skull-cap edged with patent leatherette belt. (“The dress can be pulled right up to the thighs or waist, and be paired with leggings.”)
outfit 30: ‘Sunflowers & Shadows’, black scoop-necked stretch-lycra jumpsuit with ‘v’ neck front and back gathered just above the waist.