Rhythmic Gymnastics leotards are one of the most attractive side of this sport.Each leotard is exclusively designed, made and crafted for the gymnast. They are all handmade and could cost around 1000 € each or even more, depending of the number of Swarovski stones that it has. This crystal reflects with the light, creating and illusion.
Karla Díaz Arnal from Mexico is one of the gymnasts that will fight for a place to compete in Rio Olympic Games. Karla talked about her leotards:
“My mum helps me a lot. She loves to design and sew my rhythmic gymnastics leotards. Only once I bought a pair of leotards from Belarus, which in fact, were really beautiful. But the ones that I really like are the ones from my mum, because they are made with feelings.”
“Fortunatly, my leotards are not that expensive (Russian ones cost around 3000€) since my mum works on them. This made them so special for me. She has the inspiration in other leotards and of course, the music.”
Karla Díaz Arnal, World Championships Stuttgar 2015
“First of all, I choose the music, depending on the apparatus. The music inspires the colours of the leotard.”
Karla’s mum is so proud of her “I remember when she was only 9 years old. I asked her: “where was your happiest day of your life?” . I was expecting her answer would be “My birthday, Santa’s…”. But she answered me: “The happiest day of my life is when I am in competitons”. I realized that was what she wanted and of course, I support her on this decision”.