With the UK release of much-anticipated ballet thriller Black Swan just a day away, ballet-inspired clothing has been popping up all over the place. And after watching the film we can see why – beautiful pleats, tulle and Pointe shoes aplenty.

But even if you can’t quite pirouette like Natalie Portman, you can still get away with wearing these tie-up ballet flats from Topshop, a super-comfy alternative to the real thing.

Don’t take the trend too literally; tie these up in bows around your ankles and pair with slouchy grey jersey rather than a tutu for that post-rehearsal look. Or toughen up and wear them with your favourite leather skater skirt – either way, you’ll feel like a prima ballerina with these quirky flats on your feet. And Plié!

Vestry Pink Leg Tie Ballet Pumps, £18, available at Topshop. BUY NOW!

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