BASIC GUIDE TO BUYING A DANCE leotard

Today we want to leave you with some basic aspects to take into account when you buy a jersey so that it is a complete success.

There are many times that we find ourselves a bit lost when buying a dance leotard or that we get carried away just by a beautiful presentation and the result ends up being a feeling of having wasted our money. The choice you make will impact your performance in class or at a performance, so it's important that the jersey you choose offers the look, comfort and functionality you need. 

1. sensations

Two fundamental aspects that we have to focus on are the weaving and tailoring of the garment A good quality jersey will fit to your body like a second skin. It is important that you check all the seams and finishes because a good preparation will make the jersey last longer and support your training. When you try it on, the jersey should not be loose or bunched up in areas such as the chest, stomach, hips or shoulders. It should also not be so tight that you feel oppressed. a good jersey I know will stretch, adjust and move with you.

 TIP : To see if the jersey fits your body well, make several moves when trying it on, you can do a souplé, with one arm in first and fifth position, and a cambré to see that its straps don't move and that it doesn't wrinkle in the back, and you can jump a little to see what support it has. With these simple movements you can get an idea of how the jersey will behave during a normal class

2. The fabric

The tissues of polyamide Y polyester they are extremely elastics, which gives you a look tight and a lot flexibility to the jersey. Our recommendation is to bet on compressive fabrics with muscle retention, we are not used to seeing it applied in dance clothes but we will have seen it in sportswear. If it's good for sports, why not for dance? these fabrics relieve swelling and muscle inflammation, helping the rrecovery of the muscles after each exercise. They are also fully breathable garments that wick away moisture, so you won't feel wet or sweaty during exercise.

TIP: Always look at the label of your jersey have the composition of your fabric. A good indicator of making a secure purchase it's a correct labeling. European legislation indicates that all textile products must include mandatory a minimum of information (Brand Name, Tax Identification Number,...) and among them the garment composition expressed in %, where has it been manufactured, size and washing symbols or care.

 

3. The color

The color of a garment is fundamental not only in a jersey but also in all our clothes since the color can lighten or darken the face and our expression. Knowing the colors that best suit you will help us choose the clothes that best suit us. Traditionally, when we think of a ballet leotard we automatically think of pink but this may not go with you. Luckily, there is an increasing variety of colors to choose from among the entire offer of jerseys that we find on the market.

TIP: Replace the classic black jersey with a printed one or one with small details in other colors. The prints create a camouflage effect stylizing the figure by drawing less defined lines than if we were wearing a single color jersey. In addition, they will make a good impression on important days.

4. Size matters

How many times do we want to buy a jersey online because there isn't one in the store but we don't know what size to choose? When choosing the size we must know the following measurements:

BUST (1): It is the outline of the widest part of the chest, keeping the tape horizontal.

WAIST (2): The narrowest part (usually the lateral flex points), keeping the tape horizontal.

HIPS (3): It would be the circumference of the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.

TORSO (4): The most important measure when choosing a jersey. Measure from the highest point of the shoulder (between the base of the neck and the shoulder joint) across the fullest part of the chest to the groin. From there, it goes through the back and back to the starting point.

We must bear in mind that our street clothing size will not always coincide with the size of our jersey or any other sports garment. The elasticity of its fabrics will mean that sometimes we have to go up a size so that our jersey adapts perfectly to our body without oppressing us. Knowing your measurements is essential to ensure success in choosing the size, especially important is the measurement of your torso.

TIP: Choose brands that offer longer periods for changes and/or returns and more facilities. You will have more time to comfortably try on your jersey and you will be more confident with your purchase.

If you're still not sure which one to choose, take a look at our selection of ballet clothes so you can find your favorite leotard, whatever your style.

We hope we have resolved your doubts with today's post.  See you soon!

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