There's something esthetically delightful and fulfilling about being in a ballet costume. Studying ballet was one of the high points of my childhood and adolescence. Princess Tu Tu's costume in this illustration is slightly sexy, eye-catching, and definitely flattering. Any from a pre-teen's perspective, to die for!!!!!
Having indulged in my bit of nostalgia, here's a little story of how Dee-Doh's older sister got him to go to the ballet recital years ago.
Now there are fewer things less appealing to a pre-teen boy than spending a Sunday afternoon watching girls and women dancing, or attempting to dance. He was recalcitrant, despite his sister (and me) being in the program. But his clever older sister intimated that the older girls went commando under their costumes! (Probably not true; but Dee-Doh would not have known the difference.) Anyway, undies or not, the tutus would prevent any preadolescent boys' empiricism. The imagination of boys (and men) of any age is their entertainment, but we can harness it.