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What are leotards?

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March 08, 2008 5:48PM

leotards are garments (usually worn by gymnasts, dancers, and other types of performers) that cover the torso and occasionally the arms. they are stepped into through the neck opening or a zipper opening, and pulled up to go over the shoulders. leotards were invented by jules leotard, a french acrobat. he is best known as the subject of the song "the daring young man on the flying trapeze".