Evolution of the Biketard

Filed under: Biketards - 09 Jan 2010  | Spread the word !

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The biketard is an excellent outfit for acrobats, belly dancing, Circus performers, dance class, Exercise wear, Gymnastics, Health clubs, Physical fitness, Practice wear and Workouts, and provide a unique look aiding your performance and giving you the style you need to help you practice and perform.

Biketards are a close fitting one piece outfit which is worn from the top of the torso down to the hem of the shorts, they are made from a nylon and spandex blend and stem from leotards which were invented around 1886 in France by a French acrobatic performer named Jules Leotard.

Leotards are very commonly worn by figure skaters, gymnastics, modern dance and traditional ballet participants.

In the early 1900s leotards were worn mainly by acrobats and circus performers but started to gain a larger popularity between the 1920s and the 1930s as one piece women’s swimsuits, by the 1970s leotards were becoming popular as exercise garments due to their simple and functional design.

Jane Fonda’s exercise videos in the 1970s and early 1980s brought the leotard into mainstream fashion being worn with cropped shirts or skinny jeans.

Still the most practical use for the leotard and biketard are dance, exercise, theatre and yoga.

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