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Choosing the Right Leotard for your Gymnast!

One of the best parts about shopping with Destira is the abundance of options you have when ordering- style, color, size, shape, and back details. Your gymnast can get the leotard she wants in a style that’s comfortable to her. But how can you make sure she’s wearing a leotard that is sized and fits correctly? Check out these tips on choosing the right leotard:
  • COMFORT: Choosing the “right” leotard is based on personal taste and the way it fits, combining function and beauty. A comfortable leotard finds a balance between being close-fitting but not too tight. You want your gymnast to feel safe and confident with her movements, not restricted because of the leotard.
  • STYLE: At Destira, we know that not every gymnast has the same preference for back details, so that’s why we offer 30 different back styles! Your awesome new leotard can have anything from sport racer, to wrap back, to Cami straps, to keyhole, to open back, or even closed back. Shop by Style here.
  • FABRIC: Keep fabric type in mind when choosing size -- metallic fabrics typically have less stretch and will have a tighter feel when worn. Some fabrics will wash and wear better than other fabrics. To keep your leotard in great shape, machines wash separately and tumble dry low. You don’t want to let the leotard fabric to remain wet. Shop by Fabric here. 
  • COLOR: There's something for everyone when it comes to color choice. Whether your gymnast prefers a solid hue or a vibrant print, we've got it all! Shop by Color here.
  • SIZE: Review our sizing chart before ordering. Here you will find measurements for the sizing of the leotards and a quick guide on how to measure. Destira leotards run fairly true to size. Most often, a gymnast will wear the same size they wear in street clothes. For growing room, buy one size up.


If you still have questions on the type of leotard you should purchase for your gymnast, call us on our toll-free number at 877-741-1325. Our knowledgeable staff will respond quickly with relevant tips and suggestions to get her in a great-fitting leotard.