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What To Look For In Cheerleading Clothes

Aug 17, 2007
When you were in school you likely noticed that there were a number of your female classmates who wore cheerleading clothes most of the school year. Of course, probably not for fun, but because there was always a sport in need of cheerleaders. The colors on these clothes were always brilliant and cheerful looking. You could also see the most important item on their cheerleading clothes. This was the school's team emblem.

Although there are many sports that require cheerleaders, it is almost always true that the most significant event in schools is that of football. So many of the cheerleading teams are formed to promote these young men into giving their very best at football games - both at the school field and when they travel to other schools. So to stand out from the assorted people on the field, cheerleaders can be seen wearing cheerleading uniforms.

Also, it never seized to amaze me about football cheerleaders. It often times didn't matter if it was pouring down rain or small wind storm these girls and their uniforms stood up to the test. This leads me to my next notion, that is cheerleading clothes must be rough and rugged.

These cheerleading clothes are designed to withstand lots of wear and tear. For instance the young women would be doing cheer movements like a pyramid structure. At other times they will do handstands and cartwheels. As you see these are movements that involve using the whole body. Therefore their cheerleading clothes need to be supple and lightweight. They need to also be able to withstand rain and wind.

There are many different types of cheerleading clothes that are worn by cheerleaders. These outfits can be a short pleated skirt, cheerleading briefs and close fitting top, a body hugging short sleeveless dress, bright colored top and shorts. The main characteristic of these cheerleading clothes is that they are short so that the legs have copious room to perform all of the cheer movements without being restricted. Also, that the tops are form fitting. This is to elevate them getting in the way of the movements of their cheers.

The other fact that is evident in these cheerleading clothes is that the school's squad and emblem are brilliantly emblazoned on the front of the cheerleading clothes. Again, this is the to support the comradery. Some of the other pieces that generally go with the outfit are the other accessories such as pom poms, hair accessories and of course, sneakers that won't clash with their schools colors. As you can see part of the attraction that cheerleading holds for young women is these clothes.

There are many places where you can get cheerleading clothes, but you must check with your schools cheer instructor if the cheer uniform will be purchased by the school or if you should go about purchasing the outfit yourself. More often then not, the school does the purchasing of the uniforms. One of the major reasons for this is to have uniformity. One of the main concerns in cheerleading clothes is that the uniforms should not only fit comfortably but they must not look like another team or school's cheer costume. The schools cheer instructor usually has a pretty good hand on all this, that is why they have here in that role.

So, a few tips to remember; form fitting tops, short skirts and briefs. This is for the freedom to be able to perform all their cheers. Also, mothers, remember part of the appeal of cheerleading clothes is that they let your daughter express her inner feelings in a safe, positive and comfortable environment.
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