Can Men Wear Leotards And Tights To Ballet?

Can Men Wear Leotards And Tights To Ballet?

Can Men Wear Leotards And Tights To Ballet?

It's a common misconception that men can't wear leotards and tights to ballet class, but this isn't true. As long as you're comfortable wearing them, there's no reason why you can't wear them. There are some things that you need to keep in mind while wearing them:

  • You should always wear a shirt over your leotard. This will make it easier for you to move around without feeling uncomfortable or exposed. It also helps hide the outline of your body underneath your clothes.
  • Your leotard should fit properly on your body. Make sure that it doesn't stretch out or sag during your performance because this could affect your overall appearance and cause people to notice other things rather than focusing on your dancing skills alone.
  • If possible, avoid wearing bright neon colors or prints with large logos on them as they may look odd when paired with dance tights and shoes (especially if they're black).

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Wear a Leotard with a T-Shirt

This is probably the easiest way for men in leotards to ballet class. All you need is a plain T-shirt or polo shirt in black or white (or any other color that matches your leotard). If you want to add some color, consider wearing an argyle sweater over your shirt instead of going all out with patterns or stripes on the front of your shirt. You can also try adding some personality by wearing an animal print pattern on top, like these awesome cheetah print T-shirts. They're cool and will get attention!

Wear Leotards and Tights to Ballet with a Suit Jacket

If you're feeling like a bit of a rebel, wearing leotards and tights to ballet can be done! Just make sure that you're wearing the appropriate shoes with your outfit (i.e., not heels). It's not uncommon for dancers to wear their leotards under their suit jackets, so it looks like they're just wearing regular clothes.

Wear Leotards and Tights with a Sweater or Cardigan

This is an easy way to sneak in some ballet gear without going all-out. Just throw on a sweater or cardigan over your leotard, and voila! You're ready for class!

Wear Leotards and Tights as Pants

This is another way to get away with wearing leotards and tights outside of a dance class or performance—just put them on like pants! Then pair them with sneakers or flats to make them look more casual but still give off that ballet vibe.

Wear Leotards and Tights With Jeans

We know it sounds crazy, but trust us: this look is pretty cute! The key here is to pick out a pair of jeans that are fitted enough, so there's not much room between them and your leotard (or at least not too much). You'll also want to make sure that the hemline ends right before your knees, so you don't look like an actual ballerina working at the local ballet school (not that there's anything wrong with being one!).

Wrapping Up

Men can wear leotards and tights to ballet, but they should be aware of a few guidelines before stepping out in them.

  • First, men should dress for comfort. While it's essential for men to feel good about themselves when wearing a leotard and tights, they also need to feel comfortable. This means that you should wear clothes that breathe well and have good ventilation, so your skin doesn't get too hot or too cold while you're dancing.
  • Second, men should pay attention to their height when choosing a leotard. Leotards are available in different sizes and lengths depending on what kind of body type you prefer, so make sure you get something that fits well without being too loose or tight. You don't want your leotard falling on stage because it's too tiny or riding up. After all, it's too big!
  • Finally, men should consider buying multiple pairs of tights to switch them out throughout the day if needed (or if one gets dirty). This way, no matter what happens during class or rehearsal time—like if someone spills food on them—you'll still be able to perform well without having any problems!


Size Guide

XS 19"-21" 16"-18" 21"-23" 35"-38"
S 21"-23" 18"-20" 23"-25" 38"-41"
M 23"-25" 20"-22" 25"-27" 41"-44"
L 25"-27" 22"-24" 27"-29" 44"-47"
XL 27"-29" 24"-26" 29"-31" 47"-50"
2XL 29"-31" 26"-28" 31"-33" 50"-52"
3XL 31"-33" 28"-30" 33"-35" 52"-54"
XS 48-53CM 40.5-45.5CM 53-58.5CM 89-96.5CM
S 53-58.5CM 45.5-51CM 58.5-63.5CM 96.5-104CM
M 58.5-63.5CM 51-56CM 63.5-68.5CM 104-112CM
L 63.5-68.5CM 56-61CM 68.5-73.5CM 112-119.5CM
XL 68.5-73.5CM 61-66CM 73.5-78.5CM 119.5-127CM
2XL 73.5-78.5CM 66-71CM 78.5-84CM 127-132CM
3XL 78.5-84CM 71-76CM 84-89CM 132-137CM


1. Bust

Measure the fullest part of your bust ensuring your back is straight.

2. Waist

Measure around the narrowest part of your torso.

3. Hips

Measure around the fullest part of your hip ensuring the tape is straight.

4. Girth

Measured in a circle around the shoulder and crotch.

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Size Guide