From the Ashley Bouder collection, this gorgeous 3/4 sleeve leotard features unique flocked mesh on the neckline and sleeves. Leotard has a ballet cut leg line and shelf lining. A beautiful performance piece!
Ashley Bouder is the Principal Ballerina for the New York City Ballet. When Ashley's not captivating an audience, she's heading up her collaborative non-profit "The Ashley Bouder Project" which seeks to enable young, forward thinking artists. Ashley's unsurpassed precision and technique carry over into this gorgeous DDS exclusive collection that'll have you looking like the next prima ballerina!
Ballet cut leg line
Velvet flower print
Machine wash cool, do not bleach. Hang dry, do not iron.
This leo is great! The arm sleeves are tight if you have muscular arms like me. Following the size chart, i am an adult petite. But once i got the leo, it was very small. I had to return (DDs is amazing with returns!!) it. After i got the Adult small it fit great! I also got the matching skirt which i had to keep in adult petite. I love this leo! I will warn you, the mesh if you don't already know, is see through, completely. It comes with a shelf bra. it is not supportive at all, but is a nice thick material. My one concern is the arm sleeves. I wish they were a tiny bit larger. I am very skinny with muscular arms. (not super muscle, just defined) In the petite i could barely squeeze my arms through. the small is much better, and i have gotten used to it. Also, in the underarm area the print has started to fade slightly. No one sees it though.
Overall great leo, would definitely suggest!!
I ordered up a size since this lovely looking leo does appear fragile, but there was still a giant hole in one of the armpits after only one use. I can't decide if I should return it or try to sew it up and give it another chance. Guess it's great unless you want to move your arms in your routine...
Wore this to class today and got SO many compliments! The fit is great, the stying is classic, but a bit modern with the mesh and flock design. We are even thinking about this for our spring adult showing costume.
I have a long girth (62"), am 5'5" , 120lbs, medium curvy build. The large fits perfectly and the shelf bra hits below the bust (not in the middle like some do).
Love it so much I may order another one!
This leotard is beautiful- I get compliments every time I wear it. The fabric could be a little thicker but I think it will hold up. It even survived a trip through the dryer (not my fault, my husband's). Runs true to size and unlike some of my other sleeved leotards, it does't ride up.
Mesh always seems delicate to me, so I put this on with care. After dancing in it for three hours, I can happily say this mesh is stretchy as well as durable. You're obviously not going to yank it on as you might with a thick cotton leo, but after a ballet class and a Pilates session, there were no holes in the mesh, it performed admirably. I'm 5'9", street size 10/12 and the large fit nicely but not generously. The 3-quarter sleeves are more like a long half-sleeve length and hit me just above the elbows. Since my elbows are less-than-cute, I went ahead and cut the mesh sleeves to a more flattering length and I'm very happy with this unique and gorgeous leo!
will nude bra straps show under the mesh from stage? (up close doesn't matter)
This leotard does have a fairly thick mesh at the top. As long as the straps are also nude, they should be camouflaged. This will also depend on the stage lighting but it is a mesh as opposed to sheer giving a little more coloring to it. - DDS Customer Service (12/11/2015)
After one washing the mesh has developed small, random light brown spots. I followed all of the care directions. Has this happened to anyone else? Have you found a way to get rid of the spots without damaging the leotard?
If you feel that the garment has defected after following the care instructions, please feel free to send it back to us. Upon inspection, should we find it defective we can refund the item or send you a replacement should you want one. Please call customer service at 1.800.328.7107. - DDS Customer Service (09/28/2015)