Dance leotards - Different styles

The dance leotard is designed to be formfitting in order to allow both the teacher and audience to see the placement of the dancer’s body. They’re available in many different styles such as tank, camisole, cap sleeve, long sleeve, polo neck, frilled and skirted.

Tank

This is the most basic of all leotards. It consists of a simple sleeveless tank-style torso.

Camisole

These are similar to tank leotards but have thinner shoulder straps which allow for more intricate designs such as double strap, criss-cross back, lattice back or rib back.

Cap Sleeve

This style of leotard has short sleeves and can have several variations on design such as an open back, ruche or polo neck.

Long Sleeve

As the title suggests, leotards of this nature have full length sleeves. Similar to the cap sleeve variety, the long sleeve leotard can have several variations on design such as an open back, ruche or polo neck.

Frilled or Skirted

Any of the above leotards may be frilled or skirted. The frill or skirt is usually attached to the leotard near the waist of the dancer. However, sometimes the skirt can originate from higher up the leotard such as on the Lyrical Dress where the skirt originates from just under the bust line.

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