Gymnastic leotards are a staple of the gym scene. And that’s for some very good reasons – they’re very light, provide excellent breathing, and they are form-fitting, which means they provide you with plenty of space to move around. They are the most essential part of the wardrobe of anyone who is seriously engaged in gymnastics. So, when shopping for one, there are certain considerations that you need to keep in mind to make the right choice.


If your basic leotard is too tight, it will be uncomfortable to wear, which means it will be distracting. On the other hand, if it is too big, it can be dangerous to train in it as it may catch on equipment. Plus, it will bunch around your hips or waist, which can also be very uncomfortable and look horrible. When shopping, you will also need to consider whether you need a basic leotard for training or competition purposes, as there are different requirements for each type.


Training Fits

When buying this piece of training apparel, you can freely get a leo that has a bit of growing room. It should fit your torso and shoulders pretty well, but you should leave a bit of room around the buttocks. So, when you try a leotard on and you are able to pinch a bit of fabric under the buttocks, then you know that you have a bit of growing room. When it comes to the design, your training leotards can be in just any colour or design you want them to be. Plus, they can have different sleeve types and patterns.

Competition Fits

When shopping for a leotard for this particular occasion, you want it to fit just like a second skin. This is important so that you are not distracted by anything and feel comfortable while doing what you do best. Plus, the sleek fit makes it much better for judges and coaches to see your muscle definition and precision of movement. However, it is worth noting that, although it should feel tight like a second skin, the leotard you are wearing should not restrict your movement in any way or cause an embarrassing wardrobe malfunction. When it comes to the colours and designs though, competition leotards are extremely glitzy and come in solid tones. As a matter of fact, for many coaches and gyms, the more embellished and jazzier the competition leotard is, the better.