This is something I have wondered for a long time but being bashful, have not been able to ask until now. I have read a great deal on the internet about how to pick the best leotard styles for your body, whether you have broader shoulers, a sort torso, a long torso, a larger chest, a thicker waist, etc. However, I have not seen anything much regarding the best options for those of us with fuller posteriors. I am not talking about the rounder variety, more the heart-shaped booty that accompanies many pear or hourglass figures. I'm a fit hourglass with long limbs and a long torso, but hold extra weight in my thighs and cheeks.
Because I have a dancewear buying problem like many other adult dancers ( ), I have a million different styles of leotards (okay, that's hyperbolic, but only a tad!) I dance a lot and do make a point of rotating through them, but while I have definite preferences when it comes to things like neckline, strap width, detailing, seaming etc, I don't know what looks best on my lower half. I feel like full coverage - lower cut leglines and full seats- makes my bottom look larger than it is, but feel more comfortable in such styles. My higher cut leotards make a v-shape in the back, and although they stay put, I feel a bit exposed. However, I have seen myself in a photo in such a style and was surprised that it made my lower half seem somewhat smaller. When I look at pics of dancewear models, this V-shaped seat seems to be the norm, regardless of the model's physique.
So I was wondering, does anyone have any tips for me and others like me who may be wondering the same thing? What is most flattering on a figure like mine? If you have a similar build to the one I've described, what is your personal preference and why? I tend to cover up with skirts but would love to wear just a leo and tights sometimes!
All opinions welcomed...