Leotards for Everybody

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amina Amatus-Salaam, 23, Baltimore, MD
Style: hip hop
What I love about my body: “Everything. I’m grateful to have a body.”

 

Round Booty

 


On Amina: Gaynor Minden
Details at the top, like lace, draw eyes up
A boatneck balances a bigger bottom

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ashtain Rothchild, 18, Knoxville, TN
Style: jazz, contemporary and hip hop
What I love about my body: “My legs—they’re skinny, but lean and proportionate to my height. I also like my smile. It represents how open, outgoing and caring I am.”

 

Athletic

 

 

On Ashtain: Leo’s Dancewear
A band around your middle creates a curvy waist
Vertical seams add shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamie Eltink, 19, Jackson, NJ
Style: contemporary and jazz
What I love about my body: “Being short! Being lower down makes it easier to move and be grounded.”

 

Boy-Shaped

 


On Jamie: Balera available through Dancewear Solutions
Empire waist belts show off the smallest part of your torso
The crisscross panels minimize your midsection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nicole Klerer, 21, Bellmore, New York
Style: contemporary and jazz
What I love about my body: “My long legs because they give me more height than my short torso does. They also look fierce in a mini skirt!”

 

Hourglass

 


On Nicole K: Sansha
A center band highlights a thin tummy
High-cut bottoms show off long legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nicole Rizza, 19, Winston-Salem, NC
Style: contemporary
What I love about my body: “My legs. They’re toned, strong and fun to jump with.”

 

Big Bust

 


On Nicole R: Balera available through Dancewear Solutions
Thick straps leave room for a supportive bra
A scoop neck creates a nice space between your neck and busy
Strategically placed seams draws the eye in and down

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Megan Larabee, 21, Houston, TX
Style: jazz
What I love about my body: “I like being short. I can move quickly and get up from the floor easily.”

 

Curvy All Over

 


On Megan: Motionwear
The wrap top hides a curvy tummy
A deep v-neck halter shows off toned arms and breaks up a big bust
High-cut bottoms elongate legs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zakarya Collier, 20, Winston Salem, NC
Style: hip hop
What I love about my body: “I like my height. Because I’m tall, I’m usually placed in the center of a dance so I get noticed. And I can lift people when partnering, so my height makes me versatile.”



Curvy Hips

 


On Zakarya: Jo + Jax
A biketard provides extra coverage for fuller hips
The halter, keyhole and diagonal stripes create curvesMotionwear
An unzipped zipper or v-neck breaks up heavy cleavage

 

 

 

Photos by Jayme Thornton

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