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Leotards are a staple of dancing since they can be found to fit just about anyone, and they can be used in most forms of dance. There are many colors and styles that you can find, which makes it easy for you to find exactly what you want and need.

The first thing you need to determine when shopping for a leotard is whom it is for and what size you need to be looking for. Obviously, if you are shopping for a child, then you need to make sure you are looking at items that are sized for children. Also, if you don’t already have an idea of the size you should be buying, you should be able to find a sizing chart that will help you.

The next thing to consider is the style of leotards that you are looking for. The number of styles that are available really surprises many people. The basic leotard with thick shoulder straps, a scoop neck and back, and no cover for the legs is the best known. But it is far from being the only popular choice.

It is easy to find leotards that have a fancy back to them, with straps and twists that criss-cross beautifully. Or ones that have a halter neck, t-back, or other kind of neckline. You can even find ones that have a turtleneck on them.

Sleeves are another feature that people who are serious about finding the perfect leotard spend time on. If you don’t like the tank-top style, you can find a leotard with a sleeveless style, which covers the shoulders but not the arms. Or you can get one with short sleeves, 3/4 sleeves, or long sleeves depending on the look and warmth you want. Short, puffy sleeves are also available, but most commonly found on leotards for little girls.

Finally, you can get shorts or full-length leggings on your leotard if you want, although these are sometimes called unitards. Keep in mind that all of these can be found on fairly plain, very functional leotards. You can almost always find any combination of these features on a leotard, giving you access to just about any style you could dream up.

Beyond these basic leotards, you can also find ones that are very fancy. These can have sparkles, special materials, and other design features on them that make then great for dress rehearsals or performances. You can even get ones that have a skirt attached. It also goes without saying that while black and pink are the most common colors, there are many others you can choose from.

Not every style will be available in all sizes, but most of them can be found for small children all the way to adult plus-sizes. So you can find a style you like, in the size you need, and you should be able to use it for whatever kind of dance that you are interested in.

Whether they are the main part of your outfit, or something you wear under the rest of your clothes, leotards are comfortable, versatile, and all around great dancewear. If you do a lot of dancing, you should have at least two at your disposal.


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