5 Pretty, Shiny Gymnastics Leotards With Long Sleeves In Girls Sizes-Color Block, Solids & Prints

by LPerry

5 stunning, shiny long-sleeved gymnastics leotard designs for girls. If you love the look and feel of shiny spandex material in pretty colors, you might love these.

How does a gymnastics student stay motivated to face such physical challenges in the gym day after day? Other than having lots of self-motivation and a dedicated coach cracking the whip ( so to speak) , I would think that having a cool practice leotard to wear could be a great motivator as well. There is no reason why a practical garment like a gymnastics leotard has to be dull or boring.

As a matter of fact, garment design keeps getting better and better. If you are into the performing arts and enjoy browsing dancewear suppliers, you may have noticed that leotards have become fashion items in their own right. If your girl has been asking for a snazzy new one with longer sleeves, here are 5 pretty and affordable options that are perfect for practicing gymnastics or any kind of dance.

The leotards featured on this page are made specifically for girls gymnastics or dance. The first two designs are sold by and shipped from a popular dancewear company called Discount Dance. The last three are available on Amazon.com.

1. Perfect Balance Leotard

Isn't this color beautiful? Just looking at it gives me energy! This is a great choice if your girl loves pink. Design Specifications:

  • Come with a u-neck and modest, modified leg openings.
  • Available in child sizes extra-small through large
  • Comes in 6 other colors; black, red, lime, purple, royal blue & turquoise
  • You get a free matching hair scrunchy with purchase.

 

Perfect Balance Child's Long Sleeve Leo
Perfect Balance Child's Long Sleeve Leo
With permission Discount Dance Supply

2. Diamonds in the Sky Long Sleeve Leotard

This garment has a very interesting asymmetrical neckline cutout that makes it very unique from a leotard perspective. I love the name; Diamonds in the Sky. Design Specs Include:

  • Shiny silver trim and diamond-like silver foil overlay for extra sparkle.
  • Moderate leg openings and unlined for cool comfort.
  • Comes in sizes extra-small to extra-large.
  • Is also available in 2 biketard styles; tank and racerback. View fabric up close.

 

Diamonds in the Sky  Long Sleeve Leotard
Diamonds in the Sky Long Sleeve Leotard
With permission Discount Dance Supply

Rainbow Stripes Starry Sky Color Block

This leotard has major theatrical drama, don't you think? It's a bold design that mixes glitter fabric with metallic color blocking for a very attention-getting look. Other features include:

  • A huge assortment of shade combinations to choose from.
  • A variety of hair scrunchies that can coordinate with all the different patterns.
  • Comes in sizes based on ages 2 through 16, or in a one-size garment.
  • Has great images of customers wearing the leotard ( view on Amazon).

Shining Rainbow Wraparound

Wouldn't it be fabulous to design leotards? This one is a variation of the color block style above, only bolder and more dramatic. That metallic hot pink/ fuschia shade is beautiful.

  • Available in multiple shade variations and also in tank style.
  • Has 7 hair scrunchie choices to get a perfect match ( sold separately).
  • Sized by ages 3 through 16, or in a one-size version.

Starlight Snake Rythmic Ribbons Leotard

I will hand it to Capezio. This is a very pretty leotard with some fancy-shmancy fashion details. I don't see too many leotards with this kind of construction. The best part is that it isn't outrageously expensive.

  • The legs are cut ballet style.
  • Comes in sizes small through extra-large.
  • See it up close with zoom to check out the shine and features of this fabric. Love it!

Having A Gymnastics Student Around The House Is An Interesting Experience

When I was growing up, my younger sister joined the gymnastics team at her middle school. I remember the long afternoons after school "spotting" her in the backyard as she practiced doing handstands, back walkovers, and one-arm cartwheels. Sometimes, I used to grit my teeth waiting for her to break her neck from landing on her head.

I used to try a few moves myself, but could never get over my fear of death-by-cartwheel. I preferred the safer route of dancing on my toes in my ballet pointe shoes. Even though my sister was just into the training that public school coaches provided, I witnessed firsthand how hard the moves are to master. It takes incredible grit and fearlessness to train in this sport.

Practicing Gymnastics At Home In A Pretty, Shiny Leotard

Self-Discipline Is A Lovely Thing In A Young Person

I have always been so inspired by the dedication of young people when it come to the daily rigors of practicing their gymnastics moves. There isn't much down time for these children because they have to keep their muscles flexible and strong.

While other kids are plopped on the couch watching video games or texting, gymnastics students are busy bending and turning, flipping and stretching. As a parent, it can be a little nerve wracking having an energizer bunny in a leotard doing handstands around the heirloom china, but there is an immense sense of pride when you have a child who is willing to work hard to achieve a difficult goal.

When it comes to leotards, there is nothing more dramatic than a garment made from shiny metallic fabric. The hardest part will be deciding which one to choose.
Updated: 04/01/2017, LPerry
 
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