My new favorite leotard. I received compliments on this leo from everyone in the class-including the men! I'm an adult, 26 year old, with 8 years dancing experience and I love how classic I feel in this leo. It fits well and true to size. Legs are a little high-waisted for my personal tastes and definitely follow the hand-wash only instructions. I only hand-washed it, but my boyfriend accidentally washed it with the rest of the laundry once and the flocking effect was damaged. It's still present, but not as vibrant as it used to be.
Although appears to be made fairly well, the neck line is too high and constricting. My daughter is 11 and doesn't have a wide neck, but I can see where she would feel encumbered by such a stiff feeling fabric and no "give" in the fabric. It zips up the back which was also a turnoff. The fit for the rest of it seems spot on. Also, the flocking comes down a bit too low for her liking (she is quite modest). So, while the leotard is pretty to look at, it doesn't appear to be very functional for the serious dancer (unless you have an especially long neck). It will be going back.
I do apologize; we do not have any alternate images. However, this leotard has a scoop back with the mesh pattern continuing through the scoop. There is a zipper down the back of this leotard. - DDS Customer Service (09/02/2014)