Classic Pancake Tutu
The pancake tutu is typically 9 to 10 layers of heavily gather nylon net, attached to a power net panty and basque.
I use a combination of nets to maximize the flat pancake and to ensure longevity.
All tutus include a powernet panty.
Bell tutus may vary greatly in style and length. These tutus are crafted similar to the pancake tutu, 9 to 10 layers of gathered nylon net attached to a power net panty.
This tutu is slightly longer than the pancake and droops over in a bell shape- hence the name 'Bell' .
The net is usually softer, making this tutu a droopy classical pancake!
The romantic tutu is typically 5 layers of soft nylon net, sometimes attached to a panty with a basque. Variations of the romantic will depend on the overall style of the costume.
The length of the romantic generally falls at the swell of the dancer's calf.
Thank you @ArtisticSamantha for the illustrations of the various tutu styles. Please enjoy Samantha's other artistic drawings found on her Instagram account.