How to choose the ideal leotard
To choose the ideal leotard can be complicated. For a person who begins to attend dance classes, it’s important that you feel comfortable and that is why choosing a leotard with which you feel good is important.
There are many disciplines in the world of dance and generally the uniform most used is the jersey combined with other clothes. Some dance schools have a predetermined choice of colors.
For example, for children it is customary to use light colors such as pink or light blue. For adults, however, darker colors are used.
It depends for what dance discipline you need it, there are different designs of maillotes among which you can choose, but the most common are:
Camisole. The typical ballet leotard for the classic dance. Thin straps with different designs on the back.
Tank. The most common in the different dance disciplines. It’s widely used for its simplicity and comfort.
With ruffles or skirt. The skirt is on the waist of the leotard, but very often is also just below the line of the bust.
There are also leotards with short and long sleeves that greatly stylize the figure and accentuate the body of the dancer.
When you have clear what kind of leotard you want, you should look at the material. The most common fabrics are nylon with lycra, lycra and cotton.
Lycra and nylon leotards have a bit of brightness and many color options. They are perfect to combine with other types of dance clothes to perfect your design.
Metallic. They usually have a reflective aspect that creates a bright and shiny quality.
Cotton and Lycra. Unlike the first, this material has a matte finish and they are also comes in a wide variety of colors.
Printed fabrics. They are perfect to complete your look on stage. With a simple printed jersey, you can personalize your dance and give it personality.
For classes it’s important to wear comfortable jerseys. For a ballet class, the most typical thing is to wear a leotard and over a shirt. It will help you to be more comfortable and you will be able to detect other failures that aren’t part of the posture alone.
To know which size is correct, you should try on the leotard and walk with it. Making movements with it is important to know if it adapts well to the body and doesn’t slip too much through the body. If you see that you squeeze too much in the armpits or in the part of the pelvis, you must choose a larger size.