Written by RBO Company Dancer Marissa Smith
Today I thought it would be fun to talk about my favorite leotard brands!! I have way too many leotards to count and would love to hear your opinions on what brands you like as well!!!
3) Wear Moi!
I love my Wear Moi leotards, they keep an elegant & classical look which I find very appealing for dance. Not only do they come in a variety of colors and styles they are so comfortable! Every time I wear this brand, I cant get over how soft and fitting they are! The material also last forever, I have had some of my Wear Mois for over 10yrs and they still fit and feel just as I got them on day 1!
For the full history and their gallery take a look at this link! Very interesting history on how they got to where they are today!
2) Barreto Dance wear
My second pick is a brand that was actually created by principal dancer of Ballet Idaho, Elizabeth Barreto. I bought my first leotard 6 years ago due to all of my friends raving about her brand! Not only does she sell leotards, she actually sells skirts and male tights as well! I love her variety of styles, and how customizable they are as well! My leotards have also lasted great, have not faded, and are very form fitting!
Here is a link to find a little more information about her company and gallery as well!
1) Yumiko Dancewear
My number one leotard brand has got to be Yumiko! Yumiko has been a part of the dance community since 2002 and I can't get enough of her leotards! Yumiko was such a big trend, everyone wanted to have one and for its time, they were the only leotards you could customize and make your own! I remember even 10 to 15 years ago if you had a yumiko as a teenager it was a pretty big deal! Not only are they one of the most form fitting and comfortable leotards, I do love the variety of styles and colors you can mix and match from! I can wear a Yumiko any day and I will feel confident and motivate in the classroom! I was once myself a Yumi-Girl as well which was a great program that allowed one or two students from each school or company to represent and sell leotards for the brand! I own probably 20 or 30 Yumikos which I still wear to this day!
Visit their website for more details and how Yumiko was created!
So those are my top three picks! It was hard to choose because now we have SO MANY OPTIONS and brands out there! I wish could name them all, but for today I will leave with you with these three!
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