How to Choose Ballet Leotard for Dancing?

Everybody can dance, but to dance with elegance is what dancers vie for. Finding a perfect fitting leotard is like finding a perfect pair of jeans; yes, it’s nearly impossible. The fitting is either too tight or too loose.
A stitch in time saves nine. So you have heard, but a stitch in that leotard? It looks awful! Then why to get a stitch when you can find the perfect size and fit of leotard for your body shape.How to Choose Ballet Leotard for Dancing-
These are some of the factors that you should look into while opting for a leotard.

Variety of fabric

• Lycra/Spandex

This type of material is stretchy and easy to wear. This is the most common type of material used and is suitable for all body types.
Best suited for body shape: Hourglass
Reason: If you have a large bottom and chest you must be aware of the problems of a stiff fabric. The fabric when stiff does not flatter the body and dancing in it is dreadful. Stretchy material will provide you with the best proportion and balance.

• Cotton

Cotton is the best material for summer ballet classes. It gives a good fit. The only disadvantage is, it might loosen up from time to time.
Best suited for body shape: Rectangle or Apple
Reason: If you are flat chested and long heighted this will be perfect for you. It will give you a right fit all around.

Balance of proportion

It is essential to create a perfect harmony of what you wear with your body. If it stretches and makes an imperfect fit, then it will show. Do keep in mind your measurements when you go to buy the Best leotard for girls. Just because you like the color or print, does not mean you have to buy it. After all, the discomfort is hard to hide on stage.

Types of Leotard

After the fit and the fabric, It is important to see if the type of leotard flatters you or not. A Halter is best for a pear shape. A boat necked will go best with an hour glass. These are the things to be kept in mind before you make the final purchase.


Your comfort should be your first priority. If you don’t feel good you won’t look alluring either. It is crucial to see if the fabric itches or not. You should always try to walk in the leotard first while trying it out.
In the end, it all comes down to what suits you well. No matter how expensive your leotard is or how well it is stitched or what the fabric is, if you don’t look good, it’s all in vain. At times what you think will go well with your measurements might not look good on you in the trial room.
Another important thing to be kept in mind is to not order online. Online shopping might be the easiest thing now, but it’s always necessary to check first. Take a friend with you to the mall next time you go.


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