Seeing your favorite team debut a new leotard only makes their incredible tricks and flips flashier and more exciting to watch. This Penn leo is absolutely beautiful, with breathtaking designs that call lots of attention to the front. We love this leotard and the extra flair at the bottom of the sleeves is our favorite part! The gorgeous green and white work together perfectly, and the gradient design both on the front and on the sleeves make this look elegant. The subtle but still present rhinestones also make it not quite over-the-top, but just graceful enough to be noticeable as a favorite leotard this season.
When the U. This will be due, in part, to the fact that they are the defending world and Olympic gold medalists. But another reason is that they will be decked out in the shiniest leotards of all the competitors. The jewel-toned leotards in deep pink, red, and purple will be adorned with anywhere from 3, to 4, crystals.
But when gymnasts take center stage at the NCAA championships, they are outfitted in leotards that were designed especially for them. In fact, many times the coach or gymnasts themselves have created their unique look from scratch. Kindler said.
So it begins: the flag-waving excitement, the teeth-grinding anticipation, the blinding sparkle. The Olympics. Because if Simone Biles — the year-old American who is often called by sports pundits the best female gymnast ever, and whose performance in Rio de Janeiro will be among the most watched of these Olympics — does what most everyone seems to expect and makes off with multiple gold medals, it is very likely that when she climbs the podium, the shininess of the discs around her neck will pale in comparison to the shininess of something else. In , when Nastia Liukin won the gold medal in the individual all-around competition at the Olympics in Beijing, her leotard had crystals on it.