Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards: Designer Inspiration

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Russian Group 2011 iconic leotard, that reminds Valentino’s roses

Leotard is a skin-tight one-piece garment that covers the torso but leaves the legs wore by gymnasts. Some of them are also covering legs and they are called “unitards”. Leotards designers can find their inspiration on fashion runways. Here are some examples:

 

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Margarita Mamun

Olympic Champion, Margarita Mamun, wore a leotard that was clear an inspiration of Versace’s Runway gown that was also seen in supermodels such as Gigi Hadid.

Russian team gymnast, Karina Kuznetsova wore a leotard inspired in Valentino’s original gown. This leotard was worn as its first time by Margarita Mamun.

Yana Kudryavtseva loves fashion and that can be also seen on her leotards. Yana wore all her new 2016 season leotards during Baltic Hoop 2016. Her ball leotard was an inspiration on an iconic design by Dior Couture.

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Photo by Enrico Della Valle

Margarita Mamun’s butterflies leotard was a leotard adaptation from Jean Louis Sabaji SS 2013 Ready To Wear collection.

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Another case in point is this beautiful leotard inspired in Elie Saab’s Couture 2013 gown, wore by Margarita Mamun

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Yana Kudryavtseva wearing an inspired leotard on Elie Saab’s SS 2014 Runway Gown

Leotards: Close up pictures II

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Sparkling nude leotard worn by Margarita Mamun (RUS)

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Close-up picture of Margarita’s leotard.

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Hand-painted leotard of Carolina Rodríguez (ESP)

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Carolina’s leotards are designed and made by Maillots Tanitex (Spain)

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Another painted leotard with lots of details, worn also by Carolina

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Anna Rizatdinova (UKR) chose a blue/golden contrast leotard.

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Leotard made by “Leotards by Lana”

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Backside leotar by Maillots M.Davide
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“Pearls” are now allowed

Leotards : Close up pictures

Leotards are a one piece garment which can be with or without sleeves.  Here are some close ups of international gymnasts leotards.

This is one of the most incredible leotard ever seen, the one worn by Russian group in 2011:

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This one with a picture of a gymnast in its back. It was worn by Evgeniya Kanaeva, Alexandra Merkulova, Elizaveta Nazarenkova and Margarita Mamun.

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“The hearts leotard” by Melitina Staniouta, was one of the most inspirational leotard.

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Russian leotards always have a lot of stones

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Hand-made painted, worn by Natalia García

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Carolina Rodríguez wearing a leotard with lots of details

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Almudena Cid used to design her own leotards

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Colourful leotard by Evgeniya Kanaeva

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Silviya Miteva’s with thousands of Swarovski stones

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards

Leotards are the one-piece garment that gymnasts wear in their exercises. Since 2001, COP allows leotards with or without skirts and unitards (since 1993) . The skirt should fall down on the hips and “tutu shape” is forbidden. Its length should not go lower than the pelvis. Tights are also allowed. Some years ago, leotards were embroidered with sequins and glitter, but nowadays they could also have Swarovski crystals on them.

The design

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Sketch property of https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leotards-maillots-mallas-rhythmic-gymnastics/132546370178995

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Worn by Belarusian Team in 2011

Photo Copyright © Tom Theobald

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Sketch property of https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leotards-maillots-mallas-rhythmic-gymnastics/132546370178995

 Close Ups

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Leotard by http://gymnastics-fantastic.com/

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Leotard by http://art-blesk.com/ru/

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Worn by Eugenia Onopko (ESP)

Photo Copyright © Bernd Thierolf

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Leotard by M. Dávide http://www.maillots-mdavide.com/

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Worn by Silviya Miteva (BUL)

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Leotard by M. Dávide http://www.maillots-mdavide.com/

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Flower detail by  http://art-blesk.com/ru/

Ready to wear

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Leotard by http://gymnastics-fantastic.com/

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In style of Russian group 2009

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Leotard by http://art-blesk.com/ru/

Worn by Eugenia Onopko (ESP)

Lent leotard

Once in Thiais GP, Almudena Cid forgot her leotards at the hotel, so that Alina Kabaeva lent her leotard to her.

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Photo Copyright © Tom Theobald

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Photo Copyright © Tom Theobald

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Photo Copyright © Miguelez Sports

Sold Leotards

Russian Leotards to Austrian Team

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Caroline Weber (AUT)

Photos by Tom Theobald and Eileen Langsley

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Nicol Ruprecht (AUT)

Photo (right) by Bernd Thierolf

Belarusian Leotards to Mexican Team

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Verónica Navarro (MEX) and Liubov Cherkashyna (BLR)

Russian Leotards to Mexican Team

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Russian Leotards to Cyprus

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Darya Dmitrieva (RUS) and Chrystalleni Trikomiti (CYP)

Russian Leotards to U.S.A.

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Darya Dmitrieva (RUS) and Rebecca Sereda (USA)

Russian Leotards to Romania PISCU