By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Mar 18, 2014 @ 3:26 pm
Dancing with the Stars Costumes
Credit: ABC/Adam Taylor

The latest season of Dancing with the Stars premiered last night, and partners Karina Smirnoff and Sean Avery took to the ballroom with a contemporary dance to Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know."

Inspired by this week's dance, Smirnoff aimed to evoke the same "natural, stripped down" feel through her costume, opting for light blue, airy fabrics to layer over her nude body suit. "Sean wanted a full skirt on me, so we came up with the skirt that appealed to Sean's eye," Smirnoff exclusively tells "I added a rhinestone belt in the same light blue color to match the entire design."

The dancing duo earned a 20/30 last night, behind Sharna Burgess and Charlie White, who topped the list with a 27/30. Tune in next Monday night at 8/7c on ABC for the live results show.