Leotards. The one thing that can make or break whether or not you have a good dance day. I’m only joking! But seriously, finding the right leotard can be a bit of struggle. But I’m here to give you a bit of a guide to help you find your perfect leo!
Step 1: Become comfortable with your body shape and find the correct size.
I know that this can seem a little daunting for some dancers but accepting your body as the beautiful, flawless and amazing thing that it is will make finding a leotard one million times easier. When looking at sizes, don’t be afraid if you size up or down. Our bodies change all the time and wearing the wrong size can quite possibly make you feel worse than better.
Step 2: Figure out the cut and style of leotard that best compliments you.
Now it’s time to figure out how you would like the leotard to compliment your body. If you like the idea of legs for days, you may want to go for a higher cut leotard and if you have broader shoulders, you may want to go for a more dramatic neckline instead of a thin strapped one. When shopping, take some time to see which leotards feel the most comfortable and you feel the most confident in. Never be afraid to ask for help in seeing which leotards would suit you.
Step 3: Find your perfect colour.
The best part! There are so many colors and patterns to choose from so find one that makes you feel good! Just make sure to check with your teachers to specify whether or not your studio has a specific dress code.
Step 4: Work it girl!
Now that you’ve found your perfect leotard, go show the world how fabulous you are! Just remember that you shouldn’t really have to think about the leotard all the time during class and it shouldn’t be distracting you while dancing.
I hope you found this guide helpful and happy leotard shopping!