How to choose a gymnastics leotard?
Choosing a gymnastics leotard can be an exciting process! Sparkles, prints, bright colors and unique designs… the choice is endless. Every gymnast from beginner to pro needs a leotard at every stage of their gymnastics journey.
Here are the main factors to consider when selecting a perfect leotard for your gymnast:
Comfort and Fit: Look for a leotard that allows for a wide range of movement and provides a comfortable fit. Consider the fabric's stretchiness, breathability, and how it feels against your skin. Opt for materials like nylon, spandex, or a blend that offers flexibility and moisture-wicking properties.Leotards should fit snugly without being overly tight or restrictive to allow freedom of movement. Check the available size charts on our website and compare your measurements to find the leotard that would best suit the gymnast.
Durability: Look for high-quality materials that will withstand the demands of long hours of gymnastics practice. Durable fabric are important for longevity. When it comes to quality, the most popular choice for customers at OneSports is top gymnastics brand Quatro that feature offers premium quality and beautiful designs.
Compliance: Check with your club what is required as some clubs set out certain leotard color and design for gymnasts to wear. If you plan to compete or participate in specific gymnastics events ensure that the leotard you choose adheres to the requirements and set guidelines.
Price: Set a budget that suits your needs. Leotards vary in price range based on brand, quality, and design. Consider investing in a leotard that strikes a balance between quality and affordability.
What style of gymnastics leotard to buy?
Design and Style: Choose a leotard that reflects your personal style and makes you feel confident. Consider various design elements such as color, patterns, embellishments, and any special details like mesh inserts or cut-outs. Popular styles include tank leotards, long-sleeved leotards, or biketard-style options.
Tank Leotard: This classic style features a sleeveless design with wide shoulder straps. Tank leotards provide freedom of movement and are commonly worn at gymnastics trainings.
Long-Sleeved Leotard: Long-sleeved leotards provide extra coverage and warmth and are suitable for colder season and for those who want more arm coverage. These leotard are required to be worn for competitions.
Biketard: A biketard combines a leotard with bottom as shorts, providing a one-piece option with extra coverage for the lower body. Biketards are often worn in artistic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, or tumbling disciplines by both girls and boys.
Unitard: Similar to a biketard, a unitard covers the entire body from neck to ankle, providing full-body coverage which is a popular choice among our customers in the Middle East region.
Custom Designs: Some gymnasts opt for custom-designed leotards to reflect their individual style. Custom leotards allow for unique color combinations, embellishments, and personalized touches. Though custom designs may come at a little higher price than the ready made leotards and require additional time to be made, it will ensure the gymnast stands out on the mat. Contact us for more information and we will be happy to provide you with a quote and custom make a perfect fit leotard according to your gymnast’s measurements and design preferences.
What gymnastics wear accessories do I need?
In addition to having a perfect leotard, there are few accessories to consider. Accessories can enhance your performance, provide support, and add a touch of personal style to your gymnastics attire.
Shorts: Some gymnasts prefer to wear shorts on top of leotards for extra coverage and comfort during intense movements.
Hair: Hair accessories such as scrunchies, headbands, and hairpins help keep your hair neat and out of your face while performing. Choose accessories that are secure, comfortable, and match your leotard or team colors. Click here to have a look at available choice
Knee Protection: Knee pads can provide extra protection and support for the knees during landings, floor exercises, or when performing certain skills that involve kneeling or sliding on the floor.
Undergarments: Underneath a gymnastics leotard, gymnasts typically wear specific undergarments that provide comfort, support, and coverage.
Underwear: Choose seamless underwear that is specially made to be worn to minimize visibility under the leotard. Nude or skin-tone colors are typically preferred to blend with the leotard.
Sports bra: Depending on personal preference, age and comfort, some gymnasts choose to wear a sports bra for additional support during training or competitions. Sports bras provide compression and minimize movement for added comfort and security.
Gymnastics Tights: Some gymnasts choose to wear gymnastics tights under their leotards for extra coverage and to prevent any potential wardrobe malfunctions. These garments should be close-fitting and made of stretchy, breathable fabric.
It's important to note that the choice of undergarments may vary based on personal preference, the gymnast's comfort level, and any specific rules or guidelines set by the gym or competition.
Gymnastics Bag: A spacious gymnastics bag is essential for carrying all your training gear, accessories, and personal items to and from the gym.
Where do I buy a gymnastics leotard and accessories?
If possible, try on the leotard before purchasing to assess the fit, comfort, and overall appearance. Visit one of our stores to choose from a wide collection and try it. Our professional sales staff will assist you in choosing the perfect piece.
Shop a leotard on our website with our easy return/exchange policies when ordering online. Our online customer assistance team will be happy to help you to choose the right leotard based on your requirements.
Remember, the most important aspect is finding a gymnastics leotard that makes a gymnast feel confident, comfortable, and ready to perform at best. Enjoy the process of selecting a leotard on our website and at OneSports stores that showcases your unique style and supports your gymnastics journey!