June’s leotard of the month is one of our stand out favourites from the Sara Mearns Collection with So Danca. The New York City Ballet Principal teamed up with So Danca to design a range of leotards, and we are not disappointed! The leotard has been designed with Sara’s style, dance passion and personality and aims to bring her prima style. This leotard is one of four that we have available from the collaboration between So Danca and Sara Mearns and we are obsessed with this one! We believe it’s a total stand out from the whole range.
What Colours does the So Danca Leotard come in?
The leotard comes in two colours, black and purple.
Even though the leotard is exactly the same, the two colours make the leotard look completely different. To really make a lasting impression we love the purple one - the shimmer panel is definitely going to impress in an audition. The black leotard is also a bold choice, it’s extremely versatile and can be worn for different types of dance. It’s definitely that little bit extra than your ordinary black leotard.
Features of the Leotard
This leotard designed by Sara Mearns incorporates both mesh and shimmer panels creating a quality and high-end fashion look. We love leotards with mesh inserts and we love leotards with shimmer panels - so why not have the best of both?
The sophisticated high neckline teamed with the mesh inserts gives this leotard an elegant yet modern look and the shimmer fabric panels are mesmerising especially under the stage lights.
The high-neck and shelf bra lining allows for comfort and full movement and flexibility in this unique leotard.
The leotard’s open-back style is flattering on and the press stud fastening gives the leotard a sleek feel and attractively shapes your back. Once the studs are pressed together the leotard fits seamlessly. We love this feature as it’s simplistic yet so effective.
Aside from ballet, this leotard would be suitable from ballroom dancing too, paired with a flowing ballroom skirt. Thanks to the high quality look of this leotard with the captivating shimmer panels it’s ideal for performances in the spotlight. This leotard can also be paired with bottoms of your choice, or worn alone for a strong look. We highly recommend this leotard for performances or auditions where you really want to stand out on the stage.
About Sara Mearns
Sara has been a Principal Dancers of the New York City Ballet since 2008. She began dancing at just 3-years-old at the Calvert-Brodie School of Dance, then attended the School of American Ballet from the age of 15. Sara worked her way to the Principal position from there. In 2018 she won the Bessie Award for Outstanding Performer, so we think if anyone knows what works for a leotard it will be Sara!