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            DANCEWEAR BASICS <D>

Following is a partial listing of basic leotard, unitard, trunk, pant, and dance top styles, most subdivided by fabric blends, styles, then several manufacturers. Request assistance with colors and sizing or additional graphics. For an introduction to dancewear styles, see DANCEWEAR INTRODUCTION; for custom dancewear, CUSTOM DANCEWEAR. Additional dancewear files currently include DANCEWEAR ACCESSORIES, MEN'S DANCEWEAR, and TIGHTS. The following highlight listing is a small sampling of the hundreds of available dancewear styles. Unless otherwise noted, necklines are scoop and leg-line openings are the contemporary dance cut. If you don't see what you are seeking - ASK.
Most styles are available in child : ladies adult sizes, generally including child Small, Intermediate, Medium, Large : adult Small, Medium, Large. Where noted child (T)ots, tee(N) or adult (P)etite, e(X)tra-large are available. Ask about child and adult tall patterns. Style numbers ending c or a are listed only in child or adult sizes, w or m in ladies or mens sizes, outsized {larger hip and waist sizes}(1X, 2X; where noted 3X, 4X) - request assistance for other sizes or custom sizing with many styles.

COLOR LIST
Colors with the same name will vary with fabric and brand. Not all styles are available in all colors.
black, white plus:

Special Make-Up (SMU) Lycra and Cotton Bg Colors (minimum 6 pieces per style/color, shades vary with fabric): ballet pink, berry, burgundy, canary, chocolate, cream, hunter, navy, purple, red, royal, sky, suntan, turquoise;
plus Cotton only charcoal heather, fuchsia, gray heather, kelly, lilac, seafoam, teal; fluoro white;
plus Lycra-nylon only aqua, charcoal, copper, jade, lemon, lime, mocha, neon pink, olive, orange, peach, silver;
plus Silktek Tactel mirofiber: apple, berry, burgundy, coffee, lavender, light pink, mint, navy, nude, plum, purple, red. royal, sky, slate, steel blue, turquoise
plus matte Lycra apple, purple, red, royal;
plus SuppleX burgundy, chocolate, gasoline, hot pink, hunter, jade, kelly, magenta, maize, navy, papaya, purple, red, royal, smokey blue, suntan. turquoise;
plus black 'vinyl' and liquid chocolate, copper, gold, hot pink, kelly, purple, red, royal, silver, turquoise (no white);
plus Velvet ballet pink, burgundy, charcoal, chocolate, hunter, lavender, navy, old gold, red, royal, sky, teal; fluorescent white;
Also other Bg fabrics, multi-color, and custom design patterns available.

Lycra and Cotton Sv Colors: burgundy, lavender, pink, red, royal;
plus Lycra only chocolate, copen, copper, gray, navy, peach, periwinkle, plum, rose, spruce, suntan (nude), turquoise;
plus cotton only forest, heather gray, nude, purple, sky.

     LEOTARDS

Various one piece torso covering garments.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

C150  D3905:D3917 D3907:D3906 D3909:D3908
Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: C (90% nylon,10% spandex) (up to 24 colors); D (92% nylon, 8% spandex)
Camisole    C1420  low back, adjustable straps  16.75:19.00 (PX)
Halter    C150a    :19.00 (PX)
Tank    C142    (T) 15.75:18.75 (PX)
Short Sleeve    C132:133    (T) 16.75:19.50 (PX);    D3905:3917  (T) 16.25:18.00 (P)
Long Sleeve    C134:135:135o    (T) 16.75:20.00 (PX) : (2X) (blk, wht)  23.00;    D3907:3906  (T) 16.50:19.00 (X)    
Long Sleeve, Turtle Neck    C41a  :28.00 (PX);    D3909:3908 (N,no I) 25.25:28.00 (PX)
Long Sleeve, Turtle Neck Bodysuit (with snap crotch)    C123c  28.50:

            COTTON/LYCRA FABRICS

Eu10527 CCC100 CCC101 CCC110 
Cotton blended with Lycra (usually 7-10%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte finish and gentle contours. The nylon styles listed above are available in cotton blends. Following are a few of the many additional styles. Many styles include lined bodice and/or crotch - ask. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available. NOTE: HCL = high cut legline
Blends: Bgc & C (90-92% cotton, 8-10% Spandex); D (88% cotton, 12% Lycra); Eu (90% cotton, 10% Lycra)
Camisole   Eu1064  princess, V-back    17.00:18.25 (P);    Eu10527  pinch-V front, low back    (T,N) 12.75:15.75 (PX);
                   CCC100  low back, adj'bl straps   16.25:20.00 (PX & talls);    CCC101  princess front, low back   (T) 19.50:22.50 (PX);
                   CCC110a  built-in adjustable bra    :32.00 (PX)
CCC300   CCC200 CCC201 CCC202
Halter    CCC300  tie halter    19.50:23.00 (PX)
Tank    Eu1089:1002  (T) 12.25:16.00 (PX, XX 23.00);    CCC200a  HCL    :19.50 (PX & tall);
             CCC201  high scoop-neck    (T) 14.25:19.50 (PX);    CCC202  V-neck princess, low back    19.50:22.50 (PX);
             Sv3067a  pinched Empire, cross straps, low back    :30.50 (P)
Sleeveless    Eu1089:1002  (T) 12.00:15.50 (P,X);BgC8709  turtle-neck, back zipper    :33.00 (PX);    BgC868a   turtle neck, front zip    :33.00 (X)
CCC400  CCC450
Short Sleeve    Eu1043:10475:10475o  (TN) 12.75:16.25 (P, X) : (2X-4X) 25.00;    CCC400  (T) 16.25:19.50 (PX)
Long Sleeve    Eu10408:10265:10265o  (T) 14.25:18.25 (P, X) : (2X-4X) 31.50;    CCC450  (T) 18.75:23.50 (PX)

            LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Sv1067 & Sv1038
Lycra (usually 12-18%) blended with other nylons, yielding a low to medium sheen finish and silhouetted contours. The C Tactel blend is softer than most. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available. Matte Lycra garments below. NOTE: All Bg styles are available in either cotton or Lycra blends. SHCL = semi-high cut legline
Blends: BgL (80% nylon, 20% Spandex); BgS (Tactel, Lycra); C (92% Tactel, 8% Spandex); D (86% Tactel, 14% Lycra)
Camisole    Sv1038a  seamed bodice, V-neck    :33.75 (PX);
Bg830 & Bg8709
Tank   BgL1816c    20.00:;    Sv1067a  pinched Empire, cross straps, low back    :30.50 (P)
Sleeveless     BgL830a  SMU, wrap-V    :35.00 (PX)
Bg87308
Custom    Specify your needs.

            MATTE LYCRA FABRICS

Lycra blends without sheen. Blends: BgL (80% Supplex, 20% Lycra); Eu (Microfiber blend)
Camisole    Eu44819  low back adult (12 colors)  14.00:18.75 (P)
Sleeveless    Eu4489:4402  (8 colors) (TN) 13.00:18.25 (PX)
Short Sleeve    Eu44475  8 colors) (TN) 14.75:19.00 (PX)
Long Sleeve    Eu44265:44265o  (6 colors) (TN) 15.75:19.50 (PX) : (2X)  31.50

            VELOUR FABRICS

SnL1511 SnL2503 SnL4507
Polyester blended with Lycra (usually 8-12%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte to low sheen napped finish and gentle contours. Most Bg styles are available in velour. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available.
Velour blends: Bg (90% polyester, 10% Lycra); Sn cotton leotard with velour bodice
Camisole    SnL1511a  crushed velour bodice, low back    :33.50 (X XX)
Tank    SnL2503a  velour bodice, V-neck, deep back    :34.00 (X XX)
Long Sleeve    SnL4507a  velour bodice, V-neck, deep-V back    :37.75 (X)

            OTHER FABRICS

Several other blends, prints, and mixed fabric stock and custom combinations are available - request your preferences.

     UNITARDS, LEOTITES, & JUMPSUITS

Various one piece fitted torso and, at least partial leg covering garments. Listed unitards are without stirrup unless otherwise noted. Leotites are footed unitards. Jumpsuits are one piece looser (not fitted) torso and/or legged garment. For combinations of complete coverage - including feet, hands, hood, face - see TCL (total coverage leotite) with cotton and Lycra blends. ask about custom features: front zipper, multi-colored, etc.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: C (90% nylon,10% Spandex); D (93% nylon, 7% Spandex); Lo (nylon/Spandex); Pk (nylon)

                    Unitards
 C114 Pk800w
Long Sleeve    C114  (no I) 30.00:33.75 (X)

                    Leotites (footed unitards)
Long Sleeve    Pk800w  ladie's round neck, back zipper    :61.75 (X) (XX 64.75);
                    Pk700m  men's round neck, back zipper    :63.75 (X, no S) (XX 67.50)

            COTTON/LYCRA FABRICS

Cotton blended with Lycra (usually 7-10%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte finish and gentle contours. The nylon styles listed above are available in cotton blends. Following are a few of the many additional styles. Many styles include lined bodice and/or crotch - ask. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available.
Blends: BgL (80% nylon, 20% Spandex);  BgC & C (90-92% cotton, 8-10% Spandex); Eurotard (90% cotton, 10% Lycra) (black, nude, white)

                    Unitards
Eu1029  Eu10129

Camisole    BgL809a  pinched sweetheart (berry, black)  :44.00 (PX);    BgC809a  pinched sweetheart (black, suntan)  :40.50 (PX)
Tank    Eu10528:1029:1029o  (black, nude, white)  (N) 28.25:30.50 (X) : (2X-3X)  37.25
Tank Bikeatard    Eu10350:10334:10334o  (black)  20.00:43.75 (X) : (2X)  25.75
Long Sleeve    Eu10529:10129:10129o  (black, nude, white)  (N) 28.50:34.25 (X) : (2X-3X)  39.00
Long Sleeve, Round Neck    BgC8810a  back zipper  :52.00 (X)

            LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Sv (Milliskin) Sv1608, Sv1606 
Tank Unitard    Sv1330a    46.00 (X)
Long Sleeve Unitard   Sv1332a    51.00 (X)
Tank Leotite    Sv1606a    48.00
Long Sleeve Leotite   Sv1608a    56.50 (X)

            MATTE LYCRA FABRICS

                    Unitards
  BgL8815
Bg
L (80% nylon, 20% Spandex) (up to 7 colors)
Camisole    BgL809a  pinched sweetheart  :44.00 (PX)Tank    BgL1813:813:813o  (no cS)  34.00:46.00 (X) : 54.00 (2X, 3X)
Long Sleeve    BgL1811:811:811o  (no cS)  38.00:50.00 (X) : 58.00 (2X, 3X)
Long Sleeve, Turtle Neck   
BgL1855:8815  (no cS,I)  42.00:56.00 (X)

                    Total Coverage Leotites (TCL)
 Bg8999CF, Bg8999
Open-face    BgL18999:BgL8999  (black, red, royal, white)  (no cSI)  66.00:78.00 (X)
Covered-face    request specifics

            VELVET FABRICS

Nearly all Bg styles are available in stretch velvet.
BgV8811
Sleeveless Jumpsuit    BgV8811a
 SMU, zip front, Mandarin collar    :80.00 (PX)

     SKIRTED LEOTARDS

Various leotard, short, and trunk styles with various styles of attached skirts. Listings are first divided by leotard fabric, then general skirt lengths with various noted skirt fabrics. Unless otherwise noted, the skirts are generally "circle" (not necessarily full) cuts. Lengths are approximate and usually increase with leotard size.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: C (90% nylon,10% Spandex); D (93% nylon, 7% Spandex); Lo (nylon/Spandex); Pk (nylon)
                    Short Skirts
Long Sleeve   
Shorts    C125
  20.00:22.50 (PX)

                    Longer Skirts
Long Sleeve   

            COTTON/LYCRA FABRICS

Cotton blended with Lycra (usually 7-10%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte finish and gentle contours. The nylon styles listed above are available in cotton blends. Following are a few of the many additional styles. Many styles include lined bodice and/or crotch - ask. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available. NOTE: All Bg styles are available in either cotton or Lycra blends.
Blends: Bg & C (90% cotton, 10% Spandex); Eurotard (90% cotton, 10% Lycra)
Eu10466, 10467, 10465
                    Short Skirts
Tank    Eu10466c  2-ply chiffon (black, pink, sky, white)  (T)  27.75:
Short Sleeve    Eu10467c  2-ply chiffon (black, pink, sky)  (T)  28.25:
Long Sleeve    Eu10465c  2-ply chiffon (black, pink, sky)  (T)  28.50:

                    Longer Skirts
Long Sleeve   

            LYCRA FABRICS

Tank    

            MATTE LYCRA FABRICS

Lycra blends without sheen.
Blends: Bg (86% Supplex, 14% Lycra)
                    Short Skirts
Trunk    

    TRUNKS

 standard, semi-high (SHCL), high-cut (HCL), very-high (VHCL, French)
Unlike the other listed garments, the following trunk listings are by leg opening style, then fabric and manufacturer.

            STANDARD CUT

C111
Nylon    C111
    9.50:10.50 (PX)
Matte Lycra    BgL8701a    :15.00 (X)

            HIGH CUT

Matte Lycra    BgL890a    :15.00 (X)

            VERY-HIGH CUT

Sv1018
Lycra    Sv1018a    :14.50

     PANTS

Various pant styles first divided by fabric, then general leg style, then variations are noted. Unless otherwise noted, pant top is at the waist and leg bottoms are sewn. [Inseam lengths] are approximate and usually increase with garment size.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

  C113 with  C102 top
Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: Bg (80% nylon, 20% Spandex); C (90% nylon,10% Spandex); D (92% nylon, 8% Spandex)
Short Shorts    C113    12.50:13.50 (PX);    BgL5015  2½" inseam (15 colors)  16.00:19.00 (X)
Shorts    C108    11.50:12.50

            COTTON/LYCRA FABRICS

Cotton blended with Lycra (usually 7-10%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte finish and gentle contours. Custom designs are available.
Blends: BgC & C (~90% cotton, ~10% Spandex); Eurotard (90% cotton, 10% Lycra)
Eu10332 Eu10333 Eu46435
Shorts    Eu10335a  (black)  :14.00
Bike Shorts    Eu10262:10331  (black)  13.25:15.25 (X)
Capri    
Eu10332a  gussetted crotch (black, white)  :18.75 (X)
Tight Leg    Eu1066:10333:10333o   (black, white)  14.75: (adult +red) 21.00 (X) : 23.75 (2X,3X);    BgC1808:808  (7 colors, no cS) 22.50:28.00 (X)
Straight    Eu46556
:46555  (black)  (N) 23.25:26.75 (PX)
Wide    Eu46435a  (black)  :27.75 (PX);    BgC5000   :37.50 (PX)

        LYCRA FABRICS

Lycra (usually 12-18%) blended with other nylons, yielding a medium to higher sheen finish and silhouetted contours. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available.
Blends: BgS (91% Tactel, 9% Lycra)
Bg87100. 87101
Bike Shorts    BgS87100  2½" inseam (ch 7:ad 15 colors)  14.00:16.00 (X)
                        BgS87101a  5" inseam (15 colors)  :23.00 (PX)
Capri    BgS871014  (7:15 colors)  21.50:26.50 (PX)
Tight    BgS871013  (9:15 colors)  23.00:27.00 (PX)
Straight    BgS871012  (black) 35.50 :39.50 (PX)

            MATTE LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Lycra (usually 12-18%) blended with other nylons, yielding a low to medium sheen finish and silhouetted contours. The C Tactel blend is softer than most. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available. Matte Lycra garments below. NOTE: All Bg styles are available in either cotton or Lycra blends.
Blends:  Bg (86% Supplex, 14% Lycra); C (92% Tactel, 8% Spandex); Eu (microfiber blend)
Eu44555
Short Shorts    Eu44335  (8 colors)  11.00:12.00 (PX black only)
Shorts        Eu44331a  (black)  :15.25 (X)
Straight    Eu44555  (black)  (N) 22.00:24.50 (PX, 2X)

     TOPS

Various upper torso styles.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: C (90% nylon,10% Spandex); D (93% nylon, 7% Spandex); Lo (nylon/Spandex); Pk (nylon)
Camisole    C102  bra (8 colors)  13.50:16.25 (P, black X);    C104  adjustable straps  14.75:16.75 (PX)
Crop Top    C214  short sleeve (7 colors)  23.00:24.75 (P)
Tank   

Short Sleeve    
Long Sleeve Turtle Neck    C107  zip front or back  22.00:23.50 (PX)

            COTTON

Blends: BgC & C (90% cotton, 10% Spandex); D (92% cotton, 8% Lycra); Eurotard (90% cotton, 10% Lycra)
Tank   
Short Sleeve    Bg
C1385:885m    (T) 28.00:34.00 (X)
Long Sleeve, Turtle Neck    BgC1346:346  crop.    23.00:30.00 (PX)

            MATTE LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Bg8112
Lycra (usually 12-18%) blended with other nylons, yielding a low to medium sheen finish and silhouetted contours. The C Tactel blend is softer than most. Dozens of additional styles and custom designs are available. Matte Lycra garments below. NOTE: All Bg styles are available in either cotton or Lycra blends.
Blends: Bg (86% Supplex, 14% Lycra)
Cap Sleeve    Bg8112a  mock wrap crop top    :27.00 (PX)

            SIZING

Generally, there are two sizing standards in the dancewear industry. The earliest and larger builds on Danskin patterns. The lower volume patterns are similar to the historically second standard, Capezio. This is now the most common standard, followed by most dancewear manufacturers. The following size chart presents (usually within an inch) the recommended fitting measurements for garments by Bg, Bh, C, Eu, Lo, Sv.
Sn garments are slightly smaller. D and Sq patterns are slightly larger. If in doubt, request specifics or other brand charts.
MOST DANCEWEAR SIZES       (in inches)
CHILDREN LADIES
SIZE Tot
(2-4)
Small (4-6) Int.
(6X-7)
Medium (8-10) Large (12-14) Petite Small Medium Large X-large
Bust 20-21 22-24 24-26 26-28 29-31 30-32 32-34 34-36 36-38 39-41
Waist 19-20 20-21 21-23 23-25 26-27 22-24 24-26 26-28 28-30 31-33
Hips 21-23 23-25 25-27 27-30 30-32 32-34 35-37 37-39 39-41 41-43
Girth 35-38 39-42 43-46 47-50 50-52 54-56 57-59 59-61 61-63 62-65
Inseam 20-22 22-24 24-26 26-27 28-29 29-30 30-31 31-32 33-34

     OUTSIZED

Larger dimensioned garments designed to accomodate plus-sizes. Size suitability will vary with garment design and fabric, as well as, body shape and personal preferences. If dancewear size by brand has not been established, the following table may prove helpful. Size primarily by girth, then other dimensions.
Also available, other styles, undergarments, skirts, costumes, and custom-made - ask.
C & Eu PLUS SIZES  (in inches)
  1X 2X 3X 4X
BUST 44 - 46 46 - 48 49 - 51 52 - 55
WAIST 35 - 37 37 - 39 40 - 42 43 - 46
HIPS 44 - 46 46 - 48 48 - 50 51 - 53
GIRTH 64 - 66 66 - 68 68 - 70  70 - 72
DRESS SIZE 16 - 18 18 - 20 22 - 24   26 - 28
Unless otherwise noted, sizes are: C 1X 2X; Eu 2X 3X. Ask about larger and mens' sizes.

            NYLON, NYLON/POLY FABRICS

Generally the least expensive matte fabric blends, providing great elasticity with gentle contours. Only a few additional styles are available.
Blends: C (90% nylon,10% Spandex); D (93% nylon, 7% Spandex)
Tank Leotard    
Short Sleeve Leotard    

Long Sleeve Leotard    C135o    23.00
Trunks    
Short Shorts    
Capri Pant    

Straight Leg Pants    

            COTTON/LYCRA FABRICS

Cotton blended with Lycra (usually 7-10%) and/or other nylons, yielding a matte finish and gentle contours. Custom designs are available. Blends: C & Eu (90% cotton, 10% Spandex); D (92% cotton, 8% Lycra)
Short Sleeve Leotard    Eu10475o    25.00 (also 4X)
Long Sleeve Leotard    Eu10265o    31.50 (also 4X)
Tank Unitard    Eu1029o    37.25
LongSleeve Unitard    Eu10129o    39.00
Tight Pant    Eu10333o    23.75

            MATTE LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Lycra (usually 12-18%) blended with other nylons, yielding a low to medium sheen finish and silhouetted contours.
Blends: C (92% Tactel, 8% Spandex); Eu (Microfiber blend)
Tank Unitard    Eu4429o
    37.75
Long Sleeve Unitard    Eu44129o
   42.00
Round Neck Long Sleeve Unitard (with back zipper)    Eu44130o    44.75

            LYCRA/NYLON FABRICS

Lycra blended with other nylons, yielding a medium sheen finish and silhouetted contours.
Trunks    
Semi-high Cut Trunks    
Tank Leotard    
Long Sleeve    

            TIGHTS

Lycra blended with other nylons.
Blends: C (88% nylon, 12% Spandex); D (90% nylon, 10% Spandex)
Microfiber    D4021    18.00
Shimmery    D4013    16.50
Matte Lycra    C1862    (black, light suntan, white)    18.00

       

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A portion of this file was last updated 10/13/15.