Totally fabulous and fierce, this velvet and lace shorty unitard from Double Platinum deserves an award all its own! Unitard features long lace sleeves and neckline, velvet body with front lining, lace back, and hits mid-thigh.
This leotard is exactly the look I was going for for my senior competition team's contemporary piece. However, the arms run super tight so definitely go a size up. Also, be prepared for the lace to start pulling apart, especially at the zipper. 5 out of 6 leotards had a hole in the lace at the lower back after wearing it to two dress rehearsals and we have 4 competitions and a recital to get through! Yes they do ride up a bit, but that is pretty much the case with any leotard with this style bottom. In a nutshell, the look is great, the quality isn't. Its OK for what we paid for them.
We bought several of these for a performance. The lace parts are already developing holes and they have only been worn for 3 dress rehearsals. I can only imagine what they will be like after the 4 performances. They have not even been washed yet. This is a lot of money to spend on something that does not hold up for very long.
However, they are beautiful onstage and none of the dancers have had any complaints outside of commenting that the shorts ride up a bit. If these costumes were durable they would be fantastic but it is very disappointing that they are coming apart so soon.
Runs small. Really nice, but unfortunately, the arms run extremely narrow! (I can't even get it over my arms to pull it up and zip it)!! I am only 5' 2" and weigh 118, and usually wear a size small. I saw on another review that the arms run small so I ordered a MEDIUM to compensate, but the arms are STILL way to narrow. So I have 2 choices. I can either return it, or lose a couple inches off of my arms!!! I love it so much, I decided to go with the latter. (Wish me luck! I'm going to need it).
I purchased this leotard for my daughter to wear during her solo at her 8th grade dance show. I read some other reviews about the size so I purchased a large and she normally wears medium in most clothes. It fits perfect! It is exactly what she was looking for and is excited to wear it! The leotard does seem a little fragile with the lace but that is to be expected in my view.
I got this unitard to wear to team rehearsals and contemporary class and got tons of compliments. It was so cute and everybody loved it. But, it had a few problems. First off, it came apart easily. I have sewn 2 holes already and the lace on the hands is unraveling. Also, it's very tight in the arms and shoulders. Because of this, I had to have my friends zip and unzip it every time. While the velvet makes it a little hotter to wear, its not to bad. Overall, it's a good outfit, but not great.
This is really a cute costume onstage and up close. The team complained of the neck being a little tight. The sizing is quite small. It's really made for those with thin arms and not a lot of fluff. If you are in question at all about sizing move up a size. The velvet was hot, but it's velvet. The shorts do ride up and have to be pulled down. The edges of the sleeves are beginning to unravel a bit after being worn 3 times.
Good for the money paid.
I was debating if i should order a medium or a small then decided to order in size small & it fits perfect. I'm 5'2", weigh about 95 lbs. bust 32, waist 24, hips 35. it's hard to tell by looking @ the pix so I want to point it out. the entire back & the sleeves, too is see through lace, doesn't have nude fabric underneath to cover up your skin for you to wear a bra. the shorts do rise up as I move around I probably have to pull them down every other 8 counts so it could be annoying to some of you therefore, take that into consideration. I wear this to both my lyrical class & ballroom & it's comfortable. be sure to hand wash it and not throw it into the washer.
this is a magnificent unitard, but im not sure about its durability. i wore it once since i have to wait for christmas, but the sleeves are already starting to fall apart/ undone, i did put some clear nail polish on the sleeves so hopefully it wont do it anymore, it is a beautiful unitard though and it looks great, the collar part can get a bit uncomfortable, but most do
by: I Wonder (11/14/2012 - East Hampton, Ny, Usa) Age: 17 or under
i'm not sure if i should get a medium or a small
Bust Waist Hip Girth
Small 32"-34" 24"-26" 34"-36" 54"-58"
Medium 34"-37" 26"-28" 36"-39" 58"-61"
Please consider your girth measurement also when ordering - DDS Customer Service (11/15/2012)
order a medium. small would be too tight & you might rip the lace off when you do bigger movements. that's my personal experience with all lace-materialed dance wear. hope this helps. - Cheyenne (03/12/2013)
Get a medium - Danceadmin (03/25/2013)
I am 5'2" and 118 lbs. 36, 26, 36, and the small still has plenty of room. Hope this helps. - Devinsmom (01/27/2015)
We are wanting to purchase 13 of these unitards are you able to let us know how long they would they take to get them to australia and what the costs would be.
The estimated shipping cost to Australia for 13 of these unitards when shipped Fed Ex International is approximately $180.00 US, postage will differ depending on where it is being shipped to in Australia.. This only covers the shipping cost not the duties, taxes and tariffs that apply when the order is delivered.We are unable to determine these charges for you. After the order is placed, a shipping agreement is sent via email and the order is not processed until the shipping terms have been agreed to by the customer and the agreement is sent back to us. - DDS Customer Service (09/26/2012)