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Old 01-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #21
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Re: Leotard question, underwear or no?

We do both dance and gymnastics. They have two different leos with different fits. Dance no underwear gymnastics yes we wear underware.

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Old 01-23-2013, 05:07 PM   #22
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Re: Leotard question, underwear or no?

The girls wear their undies for class & under costumes, but they cannot wear them for exams.

For ballet most girls wear skirts, now they're old enough they can wear their dance shorts with their bodysuits so even if it is showing you can't see them. The older girls wear bras & depending on the bodysuit you can see the straps.

When I was in dance we couldn't & it was really uncomfortable.
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Leotards for older gymnasts are usually lined in the crotch area, so underwear is not needed, like a swimsuit. But I know a lot of us used to wear a full flesh-coloured bodysuit (which is really designed for ballet dancers) underneath. That would prevent any seams showing underneath the leotard.
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I was a high level gymnast. We always wore underpants. They had to be flesh colored (for meets) and be the same cut. We also used special glue to keep our leotards and undies from moving.

During practice we could wear any kind of undies. I dont know any girls that didnt wear panties when I was in gym. We were all pretty modest though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:40 PM   #25
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My 5 year old does for both. When she is older she won't.
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:36 PM   #26
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No, dancers or gymnasts do not wear undies under their leotards. They show!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:40 PM   #27
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Re: Leotard question, underwear or no?

My DD (4) wears underwear under her dance leotard. It has a skirt, though, so they don't show.
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I always wore undies, even when I danced in college and adult companies. I did, however, switch to nude colored thongs some time in college. I was very strategic with my costume layering and changes, as well. I am super modest.

Eta: most cheer and Pom teams had a "no panties" rule, but I didn't follow it. I wasn't comfortable without any, so I chose undies that weren't obvious under uniforms/costumes. I wouldn't have been allowed to skip undies anyway.

I don't have a dd, but I would probably put undies under if I did. Can't say for sure though.
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Re: Leotard question, underwear or no?

Dance school prohibits it, so no.
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Honestly I would prefer she wear them and will make the decision but I thought I would ask to see what the norm was.

I was admittedly quite a tomboy so her activity choices are out of my experience and comfort zone
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