Use the measurement that best represents your size. The waist measurement is the least important when choosing your size.
Dance costumes uses a 4-way stretch Fabric and for best fit, the garment needs to be a snug fit to the body and should not be loose. We do not recommend you go up a size to allow for growth as the Fabric will stretch with growth.
1. Bust: Taken at fullest part of the chest
2. Waist: Taken at natural waistline
3. Hip: Taken around fullest part of the buttocks
4. Torso: From right shoulder through the leg and back up to the right shoulder. Do not pull tape tight.
5. Inner Leg: From the crotch to 2.5cm above floor in bare feet.
Children’s sizes usually correspond to the child’s age. If it is for an average eight-year-old then a size 8 should fit.
Usually, you will go from a child’s size 12 to an adult small. The XSM is the tall, slim child or petite adult.
Special fabrics need to be handled carefully. Constant wear and washing will cause fading and foils to come off.
Deodorants and perspiration can cause fabric to fade, discolour, lose foil, and cause colour to run especially under the arms.
Hand wash separately in cold water using a mild liquid detergent with the garment turned inside out.
Do NOT soak, rinse immediately and air dry using a thick plastic hanger. Dry out of direct sunlight.
Please note that if you choose white or pale colour in combination with dark Colour you may experience colour transference. This is a common industry problem.
Deodorants may contribute to colour bleeding especially under the arms. This may occur even if proper washing instructions are followed.
Do NOT leave a damp leotard in a bag as colour bleed may occur.