Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards

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Dina Averina (RUS)

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”.

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. Since a few years ago, leotards can be embroidered with sequins, glitter, feathers and Swarovski stones.

Leotards designers may find their inspiration on fashion runways.  Karina Kuznetsova wore a leotard inspired in Valentino’s original gown, Yana Kudryavtseva worn a ball leotard which was an inspiration on an iconic design by Dior Couture.

One of the most finest leotards atelier is “Lana”, located in Moscow, Russia. They sew leotards for international Rhythmic Gymnastics stars such as Arina and Dina Averina, Aleksandra Soldatova, Yanika Vartlaan and Kseniya Moustafaeva.

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35th FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro, 31.08.2017

Leotard worn by World Champion Dina Averina (RUS). Available for renting.

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Yanika Vartlaan (UKR) wearing a leotard designed and sew by Lana’s atelier

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Caption of Lana’s atelier detailed handmade

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Each leotard represents a storie. For example, Polina Shamatko has an exercise with music of Shchedrin “Russian Fairytale”. This leotard is hadmade painted. The leotard is inspired in Russian folklore.

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Rental conditions

They give a swimsuit for a 100% guarantee of cost, from which 10% of the cost of a swimsuit is deducted once the leotards is returned back up to 7 calendar days. This is usually enough even for going to international competitions.

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Rhythmic Gymnastics Leotards: Decoration

Most of Rhythmic Gymnastics leotards have thousands of crystal rhinestones fixed. But the new trends are about sequins, drappery, appliques and even feathers. Here are some examples:

Mesh

Ukrainian leotards include mesh as a decoration of their leotards. Eleonora Romanova, Tamara Yerofeeva and the senior Group wore leotards with mesh on them.

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Sequins

Sequins are the basics of a leotard. Before crystal stones, sequins were seen on all top leotards.

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Drapery

Drapery was not very popular but gymnasts such as Anna Rizatdinova and Almudena Cid introduced this kind of decoration on their beautiful leotards.

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Velvet

One of the most famous Anna Rizatdinova’s leotard was made with velvet. Such a beautiful piece of art.

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Appliques

Gymnasts like Aleksandra Soldatova and Yeon Jae Son include flower appliques on their leos.

 

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Feathers

Russian gymnasts always innovate. They even are including feathers on their leotards. Here’s Margarita Mamun on her “Black Swan”routine during Rio Olympic Games. This incredible leotard suited perfectly her ribbon exercise.

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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

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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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