The world of dance fashion can be very interesting. Especially when it comes to the garments that ballet students choose to wear during practice in the studio. Because the female dancer tends to get much more attention than the male dancer, this article will focus on the dancewear that male ballet students wear.
One of the garments that can be seen in the dance studio on the men is called a full bodysuit or unitard. The unitard is simply a one-piece lycra garment that covers the body from the shoulders to the ankles. Think about what pro-wrestlers wear and you will get an idea of the unitard construction.
The unitard is very rarely seen on female dancers, although they do wear them at times. Why do these full bodysuits work well as practice apparel for dance? The one-piece stretchy construction lets the student perform jumps, spins, kicks and extensions with total freedom. It also allows the ballet instructor to make sure the student is holding the body in proper alignment according to ballet standards.