Ordered cocoa in L. Love the material - soft and good quality. Bust lining is terrible - too short; won't hold your boobs if you have a larger chest. The cleavage is too low and straps too long so unless a dancer is flat/small chested, it'll reveal too much for comfort. You can forget about jumping. This combined with relatively short girth on size L makes it too short for anyone taller than 5'8. I'm 5'11 and chesty so I have to wear a bra or a top cover.
Conclusion: It looks best on skinny, small chested dancers.
I ordered this leotard in brown. The color is beautiful and the fabric is very comfortable, but the bra liner is horrible! It doesn't have elastic at the bottom and every single combination I would have to pull it down (the beige color of it is really not flattering). The back is beautiful, and even though the leotard feels kind of skimpy (low back and front, very thin straps, high leg lines, thin material) it looks flattering. Just wish the front liner wouldn't do that! I even tried tacking the liner down, but within 2 minutes of dancing all of my tacks had come undone and the liner was popping out again!
The size chart with this leo gives weight ranges and torso measurements. How do you measure your torso? I'm guessing that it's from your C7 vertebra (the bump at the base of your neck) to the level of the top of your hipbones (your iliac crest)? If your torso length puts you in a different size than your weight, which do you recommend going by? Thanks.
The best measurement to go by for leotard sizing is the girth measurement. To measure girth, start the measuring tape at the front shoulder indent, go through the legs, then up your back to return to the starting point. If the girth measurement is on the cusp of one size, it is usually best to go up to the next size. Please contact our customer service department at 1-800-328-7107 for further assistance. - DDS Customer Service (05/19/2015)