Mystique Sport Short


Mystique isn't just for the X-Men, and these sport shorts for gymnastics will have your tumbler feeling like a superhero in the gym. We've been to a lot of practices in our day as gymnasts, moms and coaches, and we've seen the good and bad of gymnastics workout shorts. Gymnasts don't want baggy shorts that interfere with movement, and parents don't want shorts that are so short they're practically underwear. These spandex workout shorts are designed to fit tight and stay in place, so she can work out without getting worked up. The 1-inch waistband holds fast without squeezing, and they have a longer leg than most girl's gymnastics shorts for a more modest look. After all, you want people staring because she just stuck a great routine.

Say goodbye to gymnastics shorts that trip up tricks, get caught on equipment or feel like they're falling down. We know from experience that good gymnastics workout clothes are ones you barely even notice whether you're the wearer or the observer. Mystique sport shorts are made by the gymnasts of the past for the gymnasts of the future. They never ride up and never interfere with getting things done on the bars or the mat. We have them in nine different colors from black to bubblegum pink to match her other gear. You'll also get free shipping on top of our affordable prices if your order totals $99 or more!

Size Chart


Berry Pink
Bubblegum Pink

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Size Chart

Girls' Leotards

Chest Waist Hip Torso Comfortable Fit
22 - 23" 17 ½ - 19" 20 ½ - 21" 38 - 40" Child XXS (3-4)
23 - 25" 18 ½ - 20" 21 ½ - 23" 40 - 43" Child XS (5-6)
25 - 26" 20 - 21 ½" 23 - 24 ½" 43 ½ - 45" Child S (6x-7)
26 - 27 ½" 21 - 22 ½" 24 - 25 ½" 45 ½ - 47" Child M (8-10)
27 - 28 ½" 22 - 23" 25 - 26 ½" 47 - 49" Child L (10-12)

Women's Leotards

Chest Waist Hip Torso Comfortable Fit
28 - 30" 19 ½ - 21" 27 ½ - 29" 51 - 52 ½" Junior (12-14)
29 ½ - 31" 21 ½ - 23" 29 - 30 ½" 52 ½ - 54" Adult XS
30 ½ - 33" 22 ½ - 24" 30 ½ - 32" 54 - 55 ½" Adult S
32 ½ - 33 ½" 24 - 25 ½" 32 - 33" 56 - 57 ½" Adult M
34 - 35" 25 ½ - 26 ½" 33 ½ - 35" 57 - 59" Adult L
35 - 36" 26 ½ - 28" 35 - 36" 59 - 61" Adult XL*
*Adult XL available by special order only.


How to Measure

Click here to view a measurement guide.

  1. Chest Measurement: taken with a deep breath, arms held out at shoulder height. Go directly over shoulder blades on back.
  2. Waist Measurement: taken at natural waistline, on-or-around belly-button
  3. Hip Measurement: taken around the fullest part of the buttocks
  4. Torso Measurement: taken from the center of the shoulder, down the front, between the legs, and up to the back to the starting point.

Tips for Sizing

  1. Destira leotards run fairly true to your gymnast's clothing size. Most often, a gymnast will wear the same size they wear in street clothes. 
  2. Metallic fabrics have less stretch and will have a tighter feel when worn. Keep fabric type in mind when choosing size. For growing room, choose one size up.

    Care Instructions

    Tips to make your favorite Destira last longer!

    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 and Lycra are memory fabrics, meaning they need a full day to snap back to their 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.