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Caring for Your Destira Leotard

We know that getting a new leotard for gymnastics or dancing is an exciting feeling! You can’t wait to show it off at your next practice! 

How to Care for Your Destira Gear

We want to make sure you are getting the most out of your Destira products. The way you care for your leotards and shorts can affect the lifespan of your gear. Follow the below instructions to get the most out of your favorite Destira products! 

Rinse/Wash ASAP: Leotards need a rinse even after a quick workout. Sweat, body oils, and deodorant can do damage. The sooner you can wash, the better!
Hand Wash: All the experts agree that hand washing is best. Washing machines agitate all the delicate parts - crystals, vinyl, straps, or holograms.
Soap Up: We recommend washing a leotard with a mild detergent (our favorite is Ivory Snow liquid). Stay away from a standard laundry detergent, especially granular ones, as they can be abrasive. DO NOT use Woolite or fabric softener. They break down the glue that holds the foil and/or embellishment on the garment. Do not bleach or iron your leotards.
Dry Off: Resist the urge to wring your leotards after hand washing them. Doing so can damage the fibers. Lay the leotard out on a towel, roll the towel up and squeeze gently, then lay it out to dry. Avoid drying it in sunshine. 
Rotate Leos: Spandex is a memory fabrics, meaning it needs a full day to snap back to its usual position. If you're at camp, or wear leotards often, it's essential to have more than one so that each leo has 24 hours to bounce back (as well as time to wash and dry completely).
Keep Cool: Hot water is bad for workout wear. Wash your garment in cold water.
Prep Your New Leotards: Before your first workout, you can do a 30-minute soak in a vinegar and water mixture (1 tablespoon white vinegar per quart of water) to prevent dye from bleeding. PS - This works for all your clothes and is great for dark denim!
Watch Where You Sit: When you're at the gym, watch out for Velcro on mats, equipment, or grips. Velcro can snag leotard material. 

When you care for your leotards properly, they should last a very long time. If you have any questions about caring for your Destira leotard, contact us at! 

Here's what our customers are saying about our apparel! 

⭐ "Destira goes above and beyond, consistently, to deliver superior customer service and a durable, well-fitting product that my kiddo loves to wear in and out of the gym." - Janine W. 

⭐ "I love Destira leos. They are so durable and look great years after purchase." - Tricia F.

⭐ "Fast shipping, great quality! We love the material too, it's very soft and great for long gym practices." - Shay F.

⭐ "Great quality for active girls. A lot of options to choose from and a good price." - Colleen H.


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