I have a very clothes sensitive daughter, and the feel of things is very important to her. She won't wear any leotard without sleeves, so I was very excited to find a wide array of colors offered in this soft cotton leotard. The sleeves are a little shorter than she prefers more cap sleeved than short sleeved, but she loves the soft cotton and the nice color choices. It runs quite a bit smaller than the short sleeve Bloch leotard, she is 7 and average sized, I bought the child medium which says 8-10, and there is no room for growth, but I do think the child large would still be way to big. She prefers the Bloch to the Capezio brand in the short sleeve leotard, but we're sticking with the Capezio because of the color choices.
I bought this in lavender for my 4 year old daughter. It fits her well and she says its comfortable. I like that it is lined so it's not see through and it seems to be well made. I would recommend this leotard.
My daughter is 4 years old. About 41 inches tall and around 35 lbs. We got the size small and it fits her great and will probably fit her for at least a year. I am impressed by how well-made it appears and the fabric is thick but stretchy. She has the light pink, but it is not at all see-through like some adult leotards I have owned and has shelf lining besides. We are going to buy another in black. She hasn't worn it long, so I can't say about durability, but I suspect it will be a hand-me-down to her little sister :)
I wore Capezio dance wear 35 years ago, it was the diamond standard in my opinion. I am so glad to see that has not changed. The attention to all aspects of the short sleeve leotard are awesome. My little tiny dancer looks like a professional.
I was looking for a good leotard for my daughter to wear and was hopeful on this one til we got it in the mail and I had her try it on. So sad. She is a "med" according to their size chart, but the leotard we got seemed more like a small not a medium. The sleeves came 1/2 way in on her shoulders and the length was way too short. Will have to return and I guess take her into the store to avoid anymore shipping charges. UGH.
I am looking at several Capezio Leotards. Most of them say that the child sizes are fully lined. But then the fabric content does not say what the lining is made of. On another brand, the lining is either 100% polyester or 90% polyester. I am looking for a child size leotard that either is NOT lined and is made of a fabric with at least 90% cotton, or else one that is lined with a fabric that is at least 90% cotton. It is for my daughter who cannot actually wear polyester, so the higher the cotton content the better. But the product listing does not give the fabric content of the linings.
Most liners are made of polyester. Please call customer service for more detailed assistance. - DDS Customer Service (11/14/2014)
This leotard just says 90% cotton and 10% polyester. It doesn't have a separate breakdown for the lining. The lining is a bit shinier than the more cottony-feeling leotard, but that's the best I can tell you. I wonder if you could just cut out the lining? - Momsdancetoo (01/03/2015)
I recently purchased the Capezio Child short sleeve leotard for my 4 year old. She says it's very comfortable. It is lined in the front and it says 90% cotton and 10% lycra spandex. I hope this helps. :) - Scorpiomommy (03/15/2015)