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Help - leotard advice for bigger bust and tiny body!


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My 16 years old daughter is tiny.. she’s a size 4 but has an F cup bust.  She does vocational ballet, ballet, tap, modern, contemporary and national. She really struggles to find supportive Dancewear and cannot wear a bra that can be seen. Her teachers also prefer high leg leotards. She could wear a S or Xs leotard but her chest does not fit in I am having to buy an M and gave it taken in and even that does not support her bust .  Can anyone suggest a leotard that isn’t low leg that would support her? She can wear black for some lessons but is required to wear pink/raspberry / fuschia for vocational work 

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Have you tried John Lewis? They have a good selection of bras for bridal dresses which are designed not to show but also offer more support than a dance bra. A thick cotton leotard with bra support would be more suitable than thin Lycra. Would you be able to sew something into her leotard?

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The Bra-Tek from Capezio are useless if your bust measurement is even slightly disproportionately larger than rest of torso! (Unless I also have an unusually long torso which I suppose could be the case :) ) Good luck - it is a nightmare situation. Currently I can just about get away with nude dance bras if I buy carefully and buy the leotards carefully although they do show sometimes. But for under costumes I've actually gone to M&S and got regular multiway bras before as they tend not to come up too high in front or at the back and of course support without straps. Before my last show I went in complete with tutu and catsuit stashed in bag and took about 10 to try on 🤣 

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If she’s got a bust I don’t think any sort of dance bra/ leotard/ body will support adequately. If it’s for a performance/ exam then these are adequate as a one off but for regular class she’s going to need a proper bra. Do the school restrict leotard styles? There are many tank and sleeved styles that will hide a bra and maybe even a wider strap camisole. If her bra is too high at the front could she get a 3/4 cup style or shorten the leotard straps? If the school are dictating one style of leotard which won’t work with any type of bra they really cant complain...

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