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Modern Leotards Mix Flash And Style

Aug 22, 2008
Fashion always pushes the envelope, and why shouldn't It? That is what we have come to expect fashion to do. Designers can influence and inspire an entire generation of people by popularizing looks that fit the mood and consciousness of any given era. Besides, as we all know, clothes do indeed make the man or woman, largely because what we wear can and does say a lot about us. Even so, far too many of us don't give a passing thought to certain aspects of dress or clothing styles, save for the brave and sassy fashionistas who constantly crave (and obtain) the latest and greatest name brands in the clothing industry. The most innocuous the piece of clothing, the less due it is given, but there is one article of clothing that is always evolving, even in the back ground, that can make a break a woman's outfit, especially when it comes to dance attire.

Yes my friend, I am talking about leotards. Prima ballerinas, ice skaters and all forms of entertainers have donned this particular piece of clothing in a variety of performances for a number of reasons. In fact, it was fairly recently that a famed pop singer scandalized millions by donning a rather skimpy, near see through leotard that was dotted with strategically placed Swarovski crystals. Traditionally, most leotards were fairly simple, looking something like a thin bathing suit in its early incarnations, but with a far more breathable material. During that time period, the leotard was largely functional, becoming famous after French acrobatic performer Jules Leotard donned them for his highflying act. Leotards evolved and were used in any situation where an individual had to move freely about without being restricted by a ton of clothing material. The entertainment industry soon claimed the one-piece outfit for its own, but a few modifications were occurring. In record time, leotards were sporting rhinestones, tassels, and prints. They were o also coming in a variety of colors and textures that would have made ole Jules beam with pride.

Modern leotards have gone a step further, coming in bright neon colors and animal patterns - some can even glow in the dark. During an online search you will even find ones that come in leather suede, silk and, if you can believe it, faux fur! These changes have come with the changing tidal waves of fashion, marking the growing needs of the entertainment industry and women who simply want them for everyday fashion. Yet and still, there is something singularly fascinating and classy about the leotard - maybe it is because they are most often worn by graceful and disciplined performers whose erect stances and mesmerizing movements can make this scant piece of clothing seem elegant. Or maybe it is the history, which showcases a long and fascinating evolution from plain and functional to splendorous and multifaceted. Whatever the reason, leotards are and perhaps will always be, a mainstay in the entertainment industry that can marry a bit of spectacle with a dash of the sophisticate.

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For further information regarding our range of leotards, please visit our website at http://www.dancedirect.com.
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