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Sizing Guidelines and Chart for Leotards and Performance Wear

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Here are a few tips to help you and your members with leotard and performance wear sizing.
Particular attention needs to be given when ordering lined leotards.

 

GENERAL SIZING GUIDELINES:
 

Please note that our sizing chart and recommendations are a guide only and will address the majority of sizing situations. If sizing advice is required, our staff are more than happy to assist:

The leotards and perfornance wear in the tryon boxes and in our store should be used primarily as a guide for style choice NOT size. Due to the large number of people trying them on, they become significantly stretched

The new ordered leotards and performance will be a firmer fit than the tryon garments. In addition, matt lycra is slightly firmer than shiny lycra.

The cut of the leotard/performance wear top also affects the fit. For example, a style with thin straps will be less restrictive than a style with more fabric around the arm and shoulder. 

Allow for possible growth.  You may want to go up a size for children who are still growing and whose measurements fall towards the end of a size range.
 
Remember - a garments that is slightly too large can be adjusted, but a garment that is too small cannot! 

 

LEOTARD SPECIFIC SIZING GUIDELINES

When a leotard is lined, the stretch is reduced by approximately 2/3 in both directions as compared to an unlined leotard.

The body girth measurement is the most important measurement to determine your size, particularly with lined leotards.  See below for instructions on how to take this measurement.
 

Size recommendation for unlined leotards:

 
if measurements fall comfortably within a size range then that size would be appropriate Note: allowance      needs to be made if sewing in a body stocking.
 
if measurements fall in the top end of a size range, then we recommend going up a size.

 

Size recommendation for lined leotards:

 

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f measurements fall comfortably within a size range, then that size would be appropriate. 
 
if measurements fall in the top end of a size range, then we recommend going up a size.
 
For both types of leotards, if the body girth measurement falls into a higher size range than your other measurements, ie. you have a long torso, then the higher size would be recommended.  For example, if the bust, waist and hip measurements are at the higher end of a Child 8, but the girth measurement falls into the Child 12 range, then a Child 12 leotard would be recommended.
 
Likewise, if the body girth measurement falls into one size, but the bust, waist and hip measurements fall into a larger size than the girth measurement, then the larger size should be ordered.
 

How to Take the Girth Measurement:

The girth measurement is taken by beginning at the centre of the right shoulder and extending the tape measure over the bust, down through the crotch and up back to the starting point.

 

PERFORMANCE WEAR SPECIFIC SIZING GUIDELINES:

Long performance wear tops:

  • the long performance wear top styles are designed for a relaxed fit around the bust, waist and hips.  The length fit of the top will vary depending on a person’s torso length, but will generally sit around the low hip.
  • it is a matter of personal choice as to how firm or loose members wish their tops to be.  However, if they are excessively loose then they will not sit correctly and gape when performing the syllabus.
     

Size recommendation for long tops with relaxed fit:

  • if measurements fall comfortably within a size range then that size would be appropriate for a relaxed fit.
  •  if measurements fall in the top end of a size range, then we recommend going up a size if a relaxed fit is required (or choose that size if you prefer a firm fit).
  • If one or more of either the bust, waist or hip measurements fall within a larger size than the other measurements then we recommend ordering the larger size.
  • Remember – lined tops will have less stretch than unlined tops.
     

Fitted crop performance wear tops:

  • the fitted crop performance wear top styles are designed for a firm fit, similar to leotards. Again, the length fit of the top will vary depending on a person’s torso length, but will generally sit just on or just above the waist.
  • The bust and waist measurements are the key to determining correct sizing.
     

Size recommendation for fitted crop tops:

  • if bust and waist measurements fall comfortably within a size range then that size would be appropriate.
  • if bust and waist measurements fall in the top end of a size range, then we recommend going up a size.
  • Remember: lined tops will have less stretch than unlined tops.
     

Performance Wear Leggings:

The performance wear leggings styles have the following features:

  • high waist
  • triangle gusset
  • available in 2 lengths:
    • ankle length; and
    • 7/8 length (9cm shorter than ankle length)

The waist and hip measurements are the key to determining correct sizing.

 

Size recommendation for performance wear leggings:

  • if waist and hip measurements fall comfortably within a size range then that size would be appropriate.
  • if waist and hip measurements fall in the top end of a size range, then we recommend going up a size.

 

UNLINED COMPETITION LEOTARD  & PERFORMANCE WEAR MEASUREMENT CHART (Measurements are in CM).

CHILD

C02

C04

C06

C08

C10

C12

L8 ©L16

BUST

53-56

57-60

61-64

65-71

72-79

80-85

Refer to Adult
Chart

WAIST

48-52

53-55

56-58

59-62

63-65

65-69

LOW HIP

57-61

62-66

67-71

72-76

77-87

88-93

GIRTH

93-100

101-107

108-115

116-124

125-134

135-142

ADULT

L08

L10

L12

L14

L16

L18

L20

BUST

86-90

91-95

96-100

102-109

110-111

112-115

115-117

WAIST

65-70

70-75

76-82

83-89

90-94

95-99

100-104

LOW HIP

94-96

97-100

101-105

106-111

112-120

120-126

126-129

GIRTH

143-150

151-157

158-164

170-174

175-179

180-184

185-190

 

LINED COMPETITION LEOTARD & PERFORMANCE WEAR MEASUREMENT CHART
(Measurements are in CM).

CHILD

C02

C04

C06

C08

C10

C12

L8 ©L16

BUST

53-54

55-58

59-62

63-67

68-75

76-82

Refer to Adult
Chart

WAIST

48-50

51-53

54-56

57-60

61-63

64-67

LOW HIP

57-59

60-63

64-68

69-73

74-80

81-86

GIRTH

93-96

97-104

105-111

112-120

121-129

130-138

ADULT

L08

L10

L12

L14

L16

L18

L20

BUST

83-88

89-92

93-97

98-104

105-108

108-110

111-115

WAIST

65-68

69-72

73-79

80-86

87-92

93-97

98-102

LOW HIP

87-94

95-98

99-102

103-108

109-115

116-122

122-127

GIRTH

139-146

147-154

155-161

162-171

172-176

177-181

182-186

 

 

TEAM LEOTARD MEASUREMENT CHART
 (Measurements are in CM).

CHILD

C02

C04

C06

C08

C10

C12

L8 ©L16

BUST

50-52

53-56

57-60

61-64

65-71

72-79

Refer to Adult
Chart

WAIST

44-47

48-52

53-55

56-58

59-62

63-65

LOW HIP

52-55

57-61

62-66

67-71

72-76

77-87

GIRTH

86-92

93-100

101-107

108-115

116-124

125-134

ADULT

L8

L10

L12

L14

L16

L18

L20

BUST

80-85

86-90

91-95

96-100

102-109

110-111

112-115

WAIST

61-65

65-70

70-75

76-82

83-89

90-94

95-99

LOW HIP

88-93

94-97

97-100

101-105

106-111

112-120

122-126

GIRTH

136-142

143-150

151-157

158-164

170-174

175-179

180-188

 

 

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