embracing the leotard

11:21 PM

leotard rock

I’m always on the lookout for the latest trends and as I like nothing
 more than fashion that stands out from the crowd, I’m particularly enthusiastic about the recent celebrity showcase of skin-tight leotards.
We’re all familiar with pictures of Rhianna sporting nothing more than a sparkling, backless leotard and a pair of black Converse, when she stepped out in Barbados earlier this month for the Kadooment Day Parade. If you somehow missed out on this, you can see the pictures for yourself which were Instagramed by the star, right here at Grazia Daily.
This isn’t the only time the star has made use of the fashion piece to grab the world’s attention. Back in 2011, the singer raised more than a few eyebrows when she appeared in a flesh-coloured example in the music video for ‘You Da One’ and in July of this year, she was spotted in London showcasing a figure-hugging red leopard print leotard.
My styling is a little less dramatic than Rhianna’s and though I admire her bold fashion statements, I prefer to keep things simpler and more understated, with a classic black leotard.
Take a look at these leotards from online supplier Dancemania. These pieces are designed for dancers and gymnasts, so they’re made to be skin-tight and they’re considerably more affordable that examples from regular fashion stores. They also come in a range of styles and colours, although I think classic black is best. Dancemania offer worldwide delivery on all orders, via airmail. 
Pair a black, long sleeved leotard with a full shape skirt, in a vibrant print like this one from ASOS, which offers free worldwide delivery. A leotard looks equally fantastic with offset, baggy jeans. I would keep accessories minimal, although the simplicity of a leotard means that you can afford to be a little bulkier with the jewellery you opt for; I would wear a thick gold chain like this piece from Topshop and electric blue nail vanish to complement the ASOS skirt. 
Finish off the look with a pair of laced, platforms boots – check out the ones being flaunted by Lady Gaga, alongside her own skin-tight Leotard, here at the Huffington Post. Another fashion icon who can’t seem to get enough of the leotard trend!

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