Using Body Adhesives for Gymnastics and Dance Leotards
Gymnastics and dance leotards are essential wardrobes for both gymnasts and dancers. Well-fitted leotards allow ease of movement and safety as gymnasts’ flip, twist and move on parallel bars or as dancers perform on stage.
There are various styles, design and materials to consider in choosing your leotards, and while these are designed to be tightly fit on your body, it is still important to consider using body adhesive to prevent a wardrobe malfunction.
Leotards Style, Material, and Design
Style: Leotards are usually either sleeveless or short-sleeved or long-sleeved with a high bikini cut. Other styles can be a singlet, similar to the shape of very skimpy shorts.
Long-sleeved leotards are best used during chilly weather because it helps keep gymnasts or dancers warm, enabling them to flex their body better. On the other hand, sleeveless and short-sleeved leotards are most comfortable to wear during hot weather because it allows sweat to evaporate and it keeps performers cool.
Material: Leotard fabrics can vary from basic cottony material to intricate velour. Modern leotards have that Lycra stretch for a tight fit during stretching routines and other movements.
Design: Modern leotards now have various designs that range from the simple colors and designs to the most elaborate ones decorated with sequins and rhinestones.
Body Adhesive for Leotards
One of the uses of body adhesive is during a dance performance and in a gymnastics competition. The main purpose is to keep the leotard in place while the dancer or gymnast performs her routine. It keeps the performers assured that their attire will not fall off or that the strap will not slip off the shoulder. It allows them to do a full range of motion with confidence.
Applying the body adhesive is as simple as spreading a thin layer of adhesive on your skin with the use of a roll-on applicator, and then pressing the leotard against the glue after a minute to guarantee a firm hold.
Hold Up Body Adhesive provides a quick, easy and effective solution to keep your Leotards in place all day.
Say goodbye to the discomforts caused by out of place leotards and get on with life without having to be constantly re-adjusting, tugging & pulling.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the body adhesive glue comfortable on the skin?
Yes, it does provide comfort and durability of firmness on the skin as it is intended to keep the clothing in place during active body movement.
How long will the glue last?
A single application normally lasts for about 8-10 hours during a standard practice or performance. Because the body adhesive is water-soluble, the strength of the glue may be reduced over a period due to excessive sweating. Once this happens, simply wipe the glued area with a clean, damp cloth and then reapply a new layer of glue once the skin dries.
How strong is the body adhesive?
The glue has a firm grip on almost any type of clothing attached to it, even on thick fabrics like jumpers. Dancers and gymnasts primarily use the body adhesive during competitions and performances because it keeps their leotards in place.
Does the glue damage the leotard?
Absolutely not. The body adhesive is designed to be water soluble and can be easily removed from the skin and clothing without damaging the material or leaving any stain. In fact, many of our customers use the product regularly on their expensive gymnast leotards and dance outfits.
Is it safe for use by kids and those with sensitive skin?
Yes! It has been tested and proven to be hypoallergenic and gentle on your skin. Our customer testimonials prove that even those with highly sensitive skin do not experience any side effects during and after use of our adhesive (children included).