7 Velvet Leos for an On-Trend Studio Look

March 16, 2020

Classwear has come a long way in terms of pairing style with practicality. But while designs like mesh inserts and bold prints can work all year round, other elements lend themselves to particular seasons. Case in point: velvet. The fuzzy fabric has made its way from the runway to real life, and now, even dance rehearsal. Thicker than your average cotton or lycra leotards, velvet’s extra cozy material and luxe look makes it perfect for the cooler months ahead. Shop our top picks, and get ready for a barrage of leotard compliments at the barre.

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LeaMarie Tatiana Leotard

Combining two trends we love, LeaMarie paired a black velvet bodice with mesh sleeves that include polka dots and a pop of teal color.

leamarie.com, $80

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Elevé Dancewear Bethany Leotard

While Elevé has endless velvet options, from leotards made up entirely of the fabric to the subtlest trim, this velvet-striped leo is the perfect in between—plus, you can customize it in any color you like.

elevedancewear.com, $75

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Body Wrappers Velvet Bodice Leotard

Body Wrappers teamed up with New York City Ballet principal Tiler Peck to create this black tank leo with a touch of velvet at the bust.

justforkix.com, $22.99

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BalTogs 3/4 Sleeve Velvet Leotard

Available in black, navy and burgundy, BalTogs’ velvet and mesh combo is a classic winter staple.

discountdance.com, $35.59

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AinslieWear Karina Leotard

If long sleeves aren’t your thing, AinslieWear’s winter green take on velvet still has a seasonal feel thanks to its mesh high neck.

ainsliewear.com, $88

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Ballet Rosa Lilly Leotard

, Ballet Rosa’s turtleneck velvet leo can also double as a bodysuit perfect for pairing with jeans. It also comes in eight different color options, from tried-and-true black to cotton candy pink.


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Eurotard Velvet Tank Leotard

The crushed velvet material of this leotard elevates its simple tank silhouette into something that gets us in the holiday spirit.

eurotard.com, $20