leotard is a one piece garment and it must usually be entered through the neck opening, this is a little different to a body suit as they generally have a snap at the crotch so you can pull it on over your head. Or they resemble a body sock and so you step into the legs and then zip up the back of the suit to close.
So what else can leotards be used for? Well men and women wear them for yoga, running or other cardiovascular exercises, dance and ballet. Figure skating also features a leotard, generally long sleeved due to the cold temperatures on the ice. It is also frowned upon to wear underwear under the leotard and in fact the leotard is designed to be worn without underwear as it is cut high above the hip and waistline. Some dance schools have banned wearing underwear and indeed in competition points can be deducted for visible underwear during a performance or routine.
Other than that, leotards are fast becoming a fashion piece, a proof it was seen at the olympics, where Rihanna performed wearing a funky leotard. Leotards have often been seen by many otherr celebrities during stage performances.
The ladies of the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team aren’t the only ones who know how to turn heads in a one-piece! Our favorite performers love the leotard look, too, and it’s obvious why: These itsy, bitsy suits on Beyonce, Britney Spears and Katy Perry flaunt toned legs and a penchant for sparkle like few other costumes.Click through to see more celebrities channeling the Olympic spirit in gymnastics-like leotards, and catch the U.S. Gymnastics Team competing in London on NBC.The "Where Have You Been?" singer off-set her red tresses with a white one-piece accented by leather hardware.
The pop princess's tour stopped in San Francisco, where she performed in a number of sparkly leotards -- including this structured, aquamarine-piped piece.
Another way of carrying it of is by teaming a leotard up with jeans or pants and putting a belt around your wait , for a semi casual look!