Although Jules Leotard, initially created his eponymously named outfit for men back in 1920, you’re exponentially more likely to find women wearing the garment these days. What is this outfit’s secret that makes it perfect for gymnastics, beyond just being very form fitting? If you are looking for girl’s gymnastics leotards, and you want to know more about what makes them so special, the answers are as follows.
#1. Light and breathable
The arts that you are most likely to find leotards being worn are the theater, professional gymnastics, and dance. These are very physically demanding crafts, that need special kinds of fabric in order to perform adequately. Leotards are made from, among many other fabrics, spandex. This makes them much lighter and more breathable than your average piece of clothing. Making leotards ideal for any performance that demands high physical prowess.
#2. Form fitting
When dancing, either on the stage or elsewhere, it’s seen as something of a faux pas to trip on your own clothing and fall flat on your face. Baggy clothing is the death knell of the dancer, as it’s easy for exactly that to happen, what with how much their feet are moving around. Leotards remove this issue twofold: firstly because of how form fitting they are, you’re unlikely to snag a limb on one while wearing it. And secondly, even if it is a bit loose on you, a leotard typically doesn’t have pant legs, instead having high cuts above the waist line (which is why underwear is usually banned from events where leotards are required to be worn) keeping the outfit safely away from your legs.
#3. Easy to wear
Many uninitiated look at a leotard and wonder how you’re supposed to approach it, let alone put it on. The answer it quite simple, really, to the point that a child can do it without worry. You simply step into the neck opening and pull it up, using the shoulder straps to secure it, or even just having someone zip up the back for you.
Leotards are a staple of the modern exercise and dancing world for a very good reason. They’re light and breathe easily, they’re sleek and allow for more complex body movement, and they’re very user friendly. If you are interested in a leotard that is made just for you, check out Garland Activewear.
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