How should a leotard fit?

Dancewear Universe specialise in providing the gymnastics world with only the best clothing available. We offer a selection of products from the leading name for leotards for gymnastics, Tappers and Pointers. Whether you want someone basic or eye-catching, you can’t go wrong buying from us!

Having 30 years’ experience, you can expect us to give you only the best advice on how your gymnastics wear should fit. This blog post is full of useful information and tips.

Many first-time gymnasts are unsure of how leotards are supposed to fit. Generally, they should be a snug fit with no creases, wrinkles, or snags visible when fitted correctly. The close fit is designed to allow freedom of movement, ensuring the clothing does not limit the performance.

Always make sure of this close fit when buying a leotard; it shouldn’t be so tight that it’s sitting above the hips though. If you find that the leotard you wear causes irritation around the arms and legs, it is probably a bit too tight.

When fitting a leotard for a child, it’s always a good idea to buy one with a little growing room. This can mean a small amount of wrinkling down the front length or in the sleeves. However, children are generally not used to wearing close fitted clothing and may say that the leotard it too tight.

You should always try on a leotard if possible. They need to be moved around in as much as possible so you can see what the fit is like.

If there are any further questions that have not been answered in this blog post, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for full advice on fitting. We are a leading name for leotards for gymnastics because of our many years’ experience and great personal service.