Broke dancers read this – leotards that won’t cost you your rent!

Leotard H&M Sports swimsuit

We have all recently started crawling out of the comfort of our homes trying to navigate this ‘new normal’. Many of you may have noticed the sales, and not just summer sales, post lockdown sales also. 

With the masses taking pay cuts and job losses I have a little hack to ensure you stay looking fly in ballet class, whether that’s company class, Pineapple Dance Studios or at your next audition. 

I have previously been on one of those lowest salaries know to man and I had zero budget for new leotards, even now it breaks my heart to spend a pretty penny on a new leotard. When the question was posed to me ‘What would you like for Christmas/your birthday?’ the answer was often – a new leotard! Then I discovered high street brands that have ranges of fitness leotards and swimwear that ensure you’ll stand out, look great and will save the purse strings. Also if you hit them during summer sales you won’t be spending more than 20 quid on your next studio look! 

Below are 3 that I purchased just last year from H&M (including the prices I paid), all are figure-hugging with high cut leg lines, rehearsal worthy and comfortable. 

                      £9.99                                         £29.99                                                £34.99 

These are my favourites from this seasons collections in H&M, ASOS, Adidas, Oysho, Vera Moda and Nike Swim all well under £40! More often than not if you put your ballet goggles on they all start to look like leotards. 

P.S. It was hard to narrow it down to just these, I promise you in 30 seconds you’re going to be wondering why you ever spent half your rent on a leo that gives you 4 butts and never turned out how you thought! Ready… 

Oysho £35.99
OYSHO Abstract print sports swimsuit
OYSHO Abstract print sports swimsuit

Nike Swim £33 
Nike Swimming swoosh scoop back swimsuit in pink
Nike Swimming swoosh scoop back swimsuit in pink

ASOS £25 
ASOS 4505 mesh insert swimsuit with cut out back detail in recycled polyester
ASOS 4505 mesh insert swimsuit with cut out back detail in recycled polyester

Adidas  £32.95 
Adidas Originals three-stripe scoop back swimsuit in blue tie dye

Vera Moda £36 
Vero Moda v neck ribbed swimsuit with open back in orange
Vero Moda v neck ribbed swimsuit with open back in orange

ASOS £24 
ASOS DESIGN deep rib square neck swimsuit in pink
ASOS DESIGN deep rib square neck swimsuit in pink

H&M £12 
H&M Sports swimsuit High leg
H&M Sports swimsuit High leg

H&M £19.99 
H&M Sports swimsuit
H&M Sports swimsuit
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