Clothes of the Eighties, Leotard
Picture Gallery

Loading images, if this message doesn't go away you may need to enable javascript in order to see pictures
No images

Click picture to enlarge

 Submit a picture 

Sex: F
Type of clothing: Clothing
When it was popular: 80s
Description: A one piece garment that was originally intended for ballet dancers but became popular to wear in gyms, especially for aerobics. Eventually they were also worn out as fashion with a skirt or pants. The leotard is basically a shirt/blouse type top attached to underpants-looking briefs..all of the same material, usually spandex was involved.
Links for more info

The following are links about Leotard you may find interesting. Also check out the other pages.

  • No links have been submitted for this page yet.

Submit a link to more information about Leotard

User Stories and Comments

The following are comments left about Leotard from site visitors such as yourself. They are not spell checked or reviewed for accuracy.

Todd - May 18, 2007 - Report this comment
Leotards were awesome in the could get them at any clothing, dept store. They were fun! And practical to wear as a top with pants or a skirt, cuz they stayed tucked in! I usually wore mine with contrasting colored tights. The only hassle was if ya needed to go to the bathroom, practically had to disrobe first!
Hannah - February 08, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember leotards so clearly. I had a white one with black pants go with it. It was pretty cool!
Steph - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
It was nice because back then I did dancing and acrobats so I had a bunch and eventually got to wear them to school. I had the same exact one in the posted picture too.
Alberta - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
When did the thong leotard come into fashion? Didn't those leos put your undies up your rear to show it off more?
Todd - July 14, 2008 - Report this comment
Thong leotards probably did come out in the late 80s, but werent really popular until the early 90s (for exercise wear mostly.) I never cared for thong leotards... the traditional look is way better
REVIVAL THE FASHIN OF LEOTARDS PLEASE - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
Revival the fashion leotards in Facebook - December 13, 2008 - Report this comment
In facebook invite revivr fashion of Leotards and reconnect sa impose this site in Spanish and is called: "Reviviendo la moda de las trusas y leotardos por siempre" The idea is not only remembered but relive
Jeff - December 18, 2008 - Report this comment
The whole point is to leave the leotard exposed over the tights; she's already got the tights covering her down there, anyway. I love 'em (but I would, wouldn't I?) Sometimes I think the (apparently intentional) drabification of exercise wear after then (such as not to scare people off) actually made working out less popular, not more, because you weren't being allowed to have fun anymore. Make things fun and people will respond.
silkyleggs - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
I just can't wait until leotards are back in the mainstream and you can get them everywhere. I wear them all the time with tights under my work clothes because I just love the feeling of how tight they are. But now I have to get them in a few ballet stores around town, and they are just basic colors. all the colorful tights from the 80's are back, bring back the colorful leo's, lol...
Sandy - March 06, 2009 - Report this comment
I just loved to wear leotards i used to wear a red thong leotard with white meshy tights under. I still wear them when i workout at home but never in public because they are out fashion today but i hope it come back again because they are very comfy to wear.
HCMV - May 10, 2009 - Report this comment
How nice that leggings are back to the signed, although some argue that I think that discomfort is the most elegant garments for aerobics and yoga and not for everyday use, I hope this fashion again and again imposed forever because this garment does not merit being extinguished I LOVE THE LEOTARDS OF THE 80'S, IT FASHION REVIVAL FOR EVER.
lalala - September 24, 2009 - Report this comment
haha. I want to wear one to my school dance- which is 80's themed
bielar - February 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a man who loves to see women in leggins,bodystockins,unitards,catsuits,pantyhoses,tights, with leotards (back thong); it's so sexy more than a bikini or swimsuit; and for me is the best garment for show their bodies.I have collected about 500 back thong leotards and I want more (carushka,dancefrance,eurotard,danskin,modaprima, reebok,nike,hind,arena,woolford,bodymaster, donnakaran,calvinklein,l.a.gear,shape,jacquesmoret,bodypro,etc.), I love them.I have many pictures and figures (comics,manga,art books) of young women using leotards .I'm exciting soo much if I see beautiful women with tights an leotards in many places like gyms,circus,comics conventions,race competitions and more.I have too many videos of aerobic classes -mexican t.v.program RITMO VITAL- and some movies like BREAKDANCE,BARBARELLA(WITH THE STAR OF AEROBICS JANE FONDA) and A CHORUS LINE.There are many aerobicwear that looks very elegant like ballet dancers (¡I want to see a women of ballet with back thong leotards!).Sorry but I go crazy with the perfect combination: beautiful woman with a good body in tights with a backthong leotard.See you and thanks.
Schmoo - April 06, 2010 - Report this comment
That's dude !
Chris Kennedy - July 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm a guy, and I love wearing my leotards, leg warmers, slouchy scrunchy socks, and tights when I do aerobics, and dance. I always loved wearing them since I was a kid and I grew up exercising. I plan on teaching aerobics very soon. Bless you all. Take care.
allmale - December 08, 2010 - Report this comment
is hard to find a thong leotard would love to have one ebay I know but want to get it straight from a store
Lisa Koffler - January 15, 2011 - Report this comment
I never liked leotards.
Samantha - February 09, 2011 - Report this comment
Revival of the Leotards and tights would be cool.Not only will it help to bring back women to the Gyms, it will be more apealing to the women to work out in. Self confidence is what it is all about. I believe the fashion would be back to stay especially since most Leotards now have a snap croch making it easier to put on and remove. I know most men like to see us clad in Lycra. When I work out in my Tights and Leotards my boyfriend and his friends have told me they appreciate a new flavor to the Gym.
e - February 14, 2011 - Report this comment
oh man i remember women wearing these and with those pants that connected under your heal...i thought it was so ugly heheheh!
Rocher - April 26, 2011 - Report this comment
Tights and Leotards should make a come back they are an item of clothing that really make a women mystical without showing anything. It leave you to your imagination.
Thierry - May 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I agree that leotards should come back in fashion. However, many people don't realize that leotards are for women AND men too! I'm a dancer, but I also work out in my leotard and tights as well. Men: it's okay to wear a basic leotard, so don't be shy.
Chris Kennedy - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
As a guy, I certainly am not shy to wear a leotard! Especially with tights underneath! I dance and workout also in them. I love retro aerobics, being that I grew up around the trend.
J! - October 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Leotards, tights, & leg warmers NEED to come back into fashion NOW!!! (in fact; WHY did they EVER go OUT of style???)
Tommy - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
I don't know why they ever went out of style, but they will be back though (you can bet on it). I'm a dancer for a ballet company here on the west coast, and so I'm always around men and women in tights and leotards. So for me, it's like they never went out of style.
terry - April 27, 2013 - Report this comment
Is the thong leo going to come back man love to wear them and dance Outfitts and are there any woman in littlw rock that like men to waer Rhis stuff
Angel - October 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Has any one got any of the 90's style lycra thong leotards they would like to sell
michelle - March 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved wearing a leotard in the 80's and 90's when I was growing up. Doing aerobics in front of the tv and then joining a gym and going to an aerobics class wearing a pair of shimmer tights and leotard. It just made me feel healthy, fit, fantastic and in away very sexy. I have to admit i have a collected a few over the years and love to wear them around the house. I hope they bring them back in the gyms again so I can wear them in public.
Mark - July 10, 2016 - Report this comment
I always liked seeing fit women wearing leotards and tights, especially glossy and shimmery, back during the heyday of the aerobics very sexy. As a young boy it wasn't the easiest thing or correct thing to do as far as wearing but I would at least fantasize about having the opportunity to be in these clothes, wondering what they feel like to wear. My curiosity and excitement led to trying on a long sleeve dark blue leotard and matching tights in my early teens which was really enjoyable. Later in life my interest continued and got brave enough to start buying my own clothing, including short/long sleeve, tank, and strap leotards. I only really liked them if paired with a nice pair of tights or even sheer to waist pantyhose. I have bought leotards in ballet stores and pantyhose at boutiques. The ladies at the hosiery stores would bring out samples for me touch, they have always been helpful and a few have even seen me wearing. Shaving my legs to avoid unsightly hairs underneath the hosiery and more importantly to be able to feel the fabric hugging my skin like women experience was also something I have done. It is a very erotic feeling to be encased in a form fitting leotard, suntan glossy tights along with leg warmers or scrunchie socks which I think accentuates my athletic body and long legs. Whether wearing for workouts or pleasure, I think the leotard/tights combination is a very sexy look as well as erotic. I think it would be amazing to wear together with some like minded ladies.
Nigel - October 30, 2016 - Report this comment
Leotards can be worn by men. There were for men when they first came out. Inventor jules leotard. I wear for ballet black leotard with black tights or white. But its a shame the ladys in my class don't come in leotards. Leotards can be worn for many sports so come on men Wear a leotard and don't worry what some people say.
Dan - February 10, 2017 - Report this comment
I have to agree that in the 80's and 90's the leotards were very popular.I as a guy wore leotards when I took aerobics classes and also in my ballet class. I still wear leotards today for my work outs at home and once in a while I wear one for a class at the gym but mostly no I wear leggins at the jim.
John - October 31, 2017 - Report this comment
My daughter who does ballet suggested that I get an leotard/body suit to help keep my plumbers butt cover when I bend over, it works ,but I also started to wear them as I work out at the gym , the compression,is great ,and I sweat alot more , u just love , them , and in cold nights I wear a long sleeve one for pajamas
james - November 02, 2017 - Report this comment
love leotards and leggings. wearing them now. hope leotards become top fashion again.

Submit a story or info about Leotard