How to Style a Leotard

They're Not Just for Dance Class Anymore

You might notice tights, ballet flats, and tulle skirts on the streets this spring. That’s because fashion inspired by dance wear is making a major comeback. It’s totally not surprising. Dancers are some of the most poised and elegant artists out there. Of course, we want to mimic their flawless style. The next dance wear-inspired item you should make part of your closet is definitely the leotard. With tons of styles that innovate that classic shape, you’re sure to find one that fits your aesthetic.

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Go for a Summer Look

Spring may have just started, but there’s no reason you can’t prep your leotard game for summer. With a lace-trimed tank leotard like this one from Express ($29.90) and some shorts in your favorite style, you’re ready to romp on Insta.

How to Style a Leotard; Express

Source: Express

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Make it Edgy

One of the most exciting things about a classic piece coming back into style is that designers get to play with the shape and create new versions. Hunt for a leotard with a unique cutout or neckline, like this one from Reformation ($78). Pair it with high-waisted jeans for a fashion-forward ensemble.

How to Style a Leotard; Reformation

Source: Reformation

Flowy & Ethereal 

Grab a leotard style that channels your inner goddess, like this one from Lulu’s ($36). This style is super versatile, so you can pair it with a skirt, jeans, or shorts.

How to Style a Leotard; Lulu's

Source: Lulu’s

Make It Casual 

If you’re not into dressing up, your leotard outfit doesn’t have to be anything fancy. There are plenty of pieces out there right now that take a more casual approach, like this one from American Eagle ($24.95).

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