The world of leotards and tights doesn't exactly leave anything to the imagination. These body-hugging garments show every inch of the physique. That is one of the reasons why they are used as a foundation garment for many performing arts costumes and for practice wear. Leotards are comfortable and supportive if they fit properly.
A short-length leo on a long-torsoed person equals discomfort all day long; not to mention non-stop tugging and pulling as the bottom "rides up". Fit is very important. Not every woman is made to fit into leotards that come in size small, medium or large. Thank goodness for plus size dance apparel.