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Would You Wear… a Leotard?

Lindsay Lohan in a Leotard, Lady GaGa wearing a leotard

Here’s another wacky trend for you all to discuss in this week’s edition of “Would You Wear?”

One of the latest trends I’ve seen on many celebrities lately is the leotard. Once reserved for 80’s workout videos and professional ballerinas, the one-piece has now become everyday wear for stars like Lady GaGa and Lindsay Lohan.

While I think the leotard works with GaGa’s over-the-top persona, I don’t think the look works for Lohan at all. Also, I can’t help but think that leotards are a little too revealing for the average girl’s everyday wear. Some things should be left to the imagination…

What’s your opinion? Would you wear a leotard, or is this trend just crazy? Can’t wait to hear what you all think in the comments.

Posted on on January 28, 2009 / Filed Under: Would You Wear? / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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48 Responses to “Would You Wear… a Leotard?”

  1. 1
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I would never!!!

  2. 2
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Lada Gaga can pull it off easily, but Lindsay Lohan looks ridiculous wearing it. Especially in that second picture with the white sweater over it, it looks like she forgot how to dress herself.

  3. 3
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Nope, I’ll leave it to Lady Gaga–who is THE ONLY ONE that can pull it off, at this point, anyways…

  4. 4
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    only lady gaga looks the best in a leotard hehe……

  5. 5
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    LiLo looks like she is wearing a diaper :(

  6. 6
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    No way… I was a competitive gymnast for 10 years, and you couldn’t pay me enough to wear one in public like that!

  7. 7
    January 28th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Lindsay Lohan looks scaryyy skinny. I like the leotard look if it’s worn with jeans over, sort of the look of tucking a tank top in. :)

  8. 8
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I would never wear a leotard like that in public. I wear one for dance and dance only. I think it looks horrible. It’s like wearing leggings with a short top. Both are a big fashion ‘don’t’

  9. 9
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    God no! This is worse than the harem pants!

  10. 10
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    It looks like it is sagging in the middle picture which just makes it look like it’s not the right size. So I’d say NO!

  11. 11
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Wellll from the back I’m betting that even on Lady Gaga it looks like diaper arse.

    I think leotards should be left for dance studios and ballerinas.

    And Lindsay rarely seems to make good style choices these days…

  12. 12
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Thats like wearing underwear on the outside…

  13. 13
    January 29th, 2009 at 8:28 am

    Having danced my entire life, no way, its like having a wedgie and squashed boobs all at once!

  14. 14
    January 29th, 2009 at 9:11 am

    i think the leotard on its own is awful, although i think can look pretty cute tucked into a skirt. having said that, i would defiantly not go out wearing a leotard and nothing else on the bottom. Plus its just not flattering on anyone!!

  15. 15
    January 29th, 2009 at 9:35 am

    Its cute with jeans over it, like la petite fashonista said, but the way lindsay is wearing it is awful. The first photo is okay, because you can’t really tell that its a leotard, but the second one, um ew? Lady GaGa can pull off anything, so if she wants to wear a leotard, im not stopping her.

  16. 16
    January 29th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    lindsay isn’t wearing a leotard there, it’s a tanktop if you have seen pics from the front view and stuff.

    and I would never wear a leotard, they are meant for like ballet not everyday wear.

  17. 17
    January 29th, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    There’s no way on this planet that I would wear a leotard!! I do think that it looks good when Lady Gaga wears one because it goes with her image and everything buy Lindsay Lohan looks so gross in one.

  18. 18
    January 29th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Yeah definitely dance class and dance class only.. though I do happen to like mine quite a bit. Street clothes for the street, dance clothes for the studio:)

  19. 19
    January 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    The only way I would ever wear one is if were under an empire waist skirt, and that it is! I don’t have the body for it, and even if I did, that just looks silly.

  20. 20
    January 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I’m a dancer so leos aren’t a problem. But in the public I would only wear them w/ jeans…other than that they look silly! Lady GaGa mos def pulls it off tho!

  21. 21
    January 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    i might wear one, but only w pants or a skirt or something over it. I also think that wearing them with a shirt on top looks awful. It just ends up looking like you’re wearing underwear on the outside.

  22. 22
    January 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    hell no.

  23. 23
    January 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    ugh. especially that second photo. the only way I’d consider this is with real pants, but at that point I’d probably just feel like I was wearing jeans over my swimsuit.

  24. 24
    January 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    maybe with a high waisted skirt, or pants, but otherwise… hell no!

  25. 25
    January 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    ^^ same.

  26. 26
    January 29th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    I’d probably wear it under jeans, and a cute jacket over it, but there is NO way I’d be seen in public with that and only that.
    Lady Gaga totally pulls it off!

  27. 27
    January 29th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    No thanks! I’ll stick with pants :)

  28. 28
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:13 am

    this look should be left to dance studios and so should tu tu’s but only on little girls not grown women!

  29. 29
    January 30th, 2009 at 3:21 am

    No way–why should we strip swim-wear of its purpose?

  30. 30
    January 30th, 2009 at 11:24 am

    Although I give props to the people with the guts to wear a leotard, I do not think I would wear one. But who knows? I never thought the legging trend would get me and it totally did. We’ll see I guess?

  31. 31
    January 30th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    … no.

    I just find them inconvenient. Going to the washroom must be such a hassle.

    Alone, they’re okay for ostentatious events like ’80s parties, but other than that, wearing a leotard in public just isn’t something i would do, nor would I want to see others doing. However, if they’re worn with jeans over them, it could be okay – kind of like the tucked in shirt that will stay tucked.

  32. 32
    January 31st, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    LiLo looks like her pooped in her leotard but Lady GaGa can pull it off for sure, because she is over the top like that.

    Not something I would suggest for everyday wear for us college girls though…..

  33. 33
    February 4th, 2009 at 9:10 am

    Lindsay Lohan isn’t wearing leotard, the shirt has a curved hem

  34. 34
    February 4th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    what in the world?? i would never wear a leotard, thats for ballet and gymnastics only. no exceptons.
    ha ha i looks like Lindsey didn’t make it to the bathroom in time!!

  35. 35
    February 5th, 2009 at 7:26 am

    to be honest, it would ether look like a diper -or- being a sl** !!

  36. 36
    February 5th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    like you said .. the leotard works just for people like lady GaGa .. and LiLo looks really ugly with it =)

  37. 37
    February 8th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    as a dancer 5 nightss a weeek,, im pretty used to the thingss :) there fine for the studioo, but defoo no no for out and about :D … but have to say mkes you feel better about wearing them when you see them on the high street :D


  38. 38
    February 10th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    not in this lifetime! im not a ballaerina .i dont know in which way leotard make you look sexy.

  39. 39
    February 12th, 2009 at 1:00 pm


  40. 40
    February 19th, 2009 at 8:49 am

    Lady GaGa looks totally hot in that leotard and tights! I would so love to meet her!

  41. 41
    February 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    really i dont think anyone wants to see that much of a person. the leotards are just too “form fitting” they, like the 80s, have come and gone, never to return….

  42. 42
    May 18th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    im a competitive gymnast and i’ll wear a leotard under a pair of comfy sweats in public but that style is discusting! save it for the 80’s!

  43. 43
    May 25th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    As far as a leotard looks on anyone out in the public, as long as the legs and waistline- front and rear, are covered, (with jeans or something- especially if they are not so toned), the top can really be flattering when you have the upper body that is in the right shape. A tank top leotard with a pair of nice jeans can be very flattering and nice on the right person with the right figure.

  44. 44
    July 9th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    I love my dancewear but I don’t like wearing a leotard on it’s own even to dance practice (I usually wear stirrup leggings underneath). Of course, like a swimsuit going to the pool, I’ll wear my dancewear under regular clothes as it’s really comfy but wandering around in just a leotard isn’t a look I’m going to go with. Maybe with jeans a leotard might be okay but I’d be a follower of fashion on that one, not the one blazing the trail, haha.

  45. 45
    August 10th, 2009 at 9:04 am

    I would

  46. 46
    November 17th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    I saw a girl at the grocery store wearing a leotard. (no pants) She looked like an American Apparel ad. Ridiculous…

    I wonder what she was thinking…

  47. 47
    November 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Leotards are for DANCERS and GYMNASTS and ONLY those people. Even on Yoga people it looks wacky. People who can pull off leotards? Shawn Johnson, ANY Ballerina, Beyonce ( A la “Single Ladies”), and GaGa….(but what *can’t* she pull off?)

  48. 48
    January 2nd, 2010 at 11:30 am

    GOD! u guys r all so square! i wear leotards, over tights and just leggings! both styles rule, u guys need to lighten up!