Let’s look back at the dramatic change in the athletic outfits of female athletes from the 70s of the last century to the present.
We are all too familiar with the image of female gymnastics women wearing short jumpsuits made from stretchy fabric like a one-piece swimsuit. The same is the leotard jumpsuit, but in the past, it was a simple design, but now many of the female athlete’s leotards are not only colorful but can also be attached to 3500 – 4000 sophisticated, sparkling crystals.
The sparkling beaded leotards of the female athletes who have attended the Olympics in recent seasons
The first decades of the last century
The competition outfit of previous female gymnastics was very simple and was like a bathing suit of mothers. The most common style is the low hip, which looks quite obtuse and monotonous. The back of the pants is all butt hug.
As gymnastics was developed, inspired by the dance, the costumes of this discipline were designed so that the wearer can freely move and operate. Apparel fabric is always multi-dimensional stretch fabric, hugging the muscular body of athletes.
About a few decades later, the costumes of female gymnastics have changed more clearly. The hips are raised higher, helping the girls to show off their beauty more clearly.
At the 1976 Olympics, female athlete Nadia Comaneci competed with a leotard set decorated with red, yellow, and blue stripes representing the flag of Romania. This is a familiar decoration on the costumes of female athletes during this period. Nadia’s clothes were not too tight on the body.
Nadia’s outfit is even more sophisticated than her main rival from the Soviet Union, 17-year-old female athlete Nellie Kim. The talented girl wore a purple-colored single-neck leotard and white trim. Nellie Kim often plays with jumpsuits that only have one color.
Over time, the most obvious difference in gymnastics clothes is that the hips are increasingly deep and higher. This change creates a visual effect, helping female athletes with longer and more beautiful legs on the floor.