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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesDancing · 1 decade ago

Are you supposed to wear a bra under your leotard? :s?

i am 11 starting ballet next week..wondering if i can wear a bra or not under my leotard...i have some crop top like things but like i'm scared that you might like.. see - if like i wear one, should i just wear a normal everyday bra that i usually wear??

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hi there,

    There are a few different options that you have depending on your personal preference and your bra size.

    First of all, what kind of leo do you have?

    If it's a tank leo (usually high neck and back, thick straps, the standard leo), you will be able to get away with a regular bar due to the high back and thick straps.

    If it's a spaghetti, camisole, halter, or any other style leo (usually low back, thin straps, more 'pretty' looking), then you will either need...

    1. A nude/clear bra. These bras, though not very supportive, have some padding and at the very least will not let anything show. They usually are nude on the cups, and have clear straps and sometimes a clear back. I have one and find it very useful!

    OR...

    2. Go bra-less. Depending on how 'big' you are, and depending on how thick your leo is, you could go bra-less. But make sure that you try it at home first...That would be embarrassing in ballet now wouldn't it?

    Basically, everyone else in ballet deals with this. I'm 14 and girls are still worried. The thing is, most ballet teachers realize it's hard for girls and are understanding.

    Another thing you might be worrying about is underwear. Do you wear it or do you not? I suggest definitely to wear it, but to buy a thong. I know...not the most glamorous. But after you get used to the whole 'a thong is a permanent wedgie' thing, they are quite comfortable and the best for leos! Again, girls my age sometimes don't wear them because they find them uncomfortable, but then they always are picking wedgies and pulling up their underwear and down their leo. If your Mom doesn't want you wearing it (which is very understanding at age 11) ask her if she's ok with high cut/medium coverage undies. These will not work as well, but will work 100 times better than regular undies. Here are some examples of higher cut/medium coverage undies, also known as Tangas & Cheekys:

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    (Unfortunately, most have lace).

    There are also the two-string bikinis. These have medium coverage but only have a thin string along the sides. This will work very well with a high cut leo! Here are some examples:

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    -http://www.ae.com/aerie/browse/product.jsp?catId=c...

    I really hope this helps, good luck with ballet!

    :)

    Source(s): Dancer
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  • 4 years ago

    If she looks good in a leotard and tights she should wear them any way she wants to. If she likes the way they feel without the bra and panties then she should wear them that way. I'm not a dancer so I don't know if her dance teacher is correct but I would think she would be the expert! She's 19 so she should be able to decide for herself how she wants to wear her leotard and tights!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It depends on the type of leotard.

    If the leotard is lycra, like swimsuit type material, then you should wear a bra. Preferably flesh cloured as dance teachers aren't too fond of people wearing bra's and so this would be less noticeable.

    You can also get leotards that have a bra included in them, which you can get from dance direct or somewhere like that.

    Hope I helped. (:

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  • 1 decade ago

    Most leotards are made with built-in support. What I suggest doing is to try on your leotard at home before you start your classes and just jump around in it. If you feel uncomfortably or unsupported then you can wear a sports bra underneath, but it might show a bit. :)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well, I wear one just for the pure reason that I'm not comfortable with the size of my boobs. It really depends on where you go, some will let you and some will not. Seeing as you're only 11, you might want to opt for a leotard that's built for your age like the one here: http://www.dancedistributors.com/leotards/camisole...

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  • 1 decade ago

    I always do. I don't have very much chest endowment, but I like it to stay where it is. Bouncing around in a braless leotard is NOT something I have ever enjoyed.

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  • 1 decade ago

    if you are quite flatchested then you don't really need to..if you arn'y then wear a sportsbra. You can't really see through the leotards, don't worry..

    and i think its bad to wear a proper bra....i tried that once (i do gymnastics) and it was really painful and aslo made me look slutty...lol...and you could see it though, but you can't see sports bras...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    maybe a sports bra or something like that would help cos ya dnt want any1 seeing anything lol

    xxx

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  • 1 decade ago

    yes wear a bra just a normal one is fine

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