Our Leotards / Leotard Care

Our Leotards

All of our products are manufactured to the highest quality standards and are great value for money. We have carefully sourced our products from a number of leading sports and gymnastics-wear manufacturers.

Leotard Care 

As our leotards have come straight from the factory, we recommend you wash your apparel prior to their first use.

Every care has been taken during the manufacture of our garments to ensure only the best quality fabrics and embellishments have been used. All detailing on our leotards are done by hand which makes every leotard unique in its own way.

Our leotards are robust and durable, however there are a few things that you can do to ensure you get the most from your RS Gymwear gymnastics leotard. 

We recommend the following - 

  • Wash before use in cold water
  • Turn the leotard inside out as soon as it’s been removed from the gymnast. This allows trapped sweat or moisture to escape and won’t allow it to stay in the garment
  • Allow the leotard to dry completely before laundering
  • Light (gentle) hand wash in a large amount of COLD water for best results. Don’t scrub or rub foil lycra or printed fabrics.
  • Alternatively, wash the leotard using a gentle machine wash in COLD water in a lingerie bag inside out (short cycle only). 
  • COLD water wash only using a mild liquid detergent.
  • Absolutely NO bleaches, colour-brightener detergents, eucalyptus based detergents or fabric softeners
  • Remove from machine as soon as possible to avoid creasing and dry flat on a towel or dry in the shade on a hanger
  • Never iron or dry clean & DO NOT tumble dry
  • Leotards are made of delicate materials. To avoid pilling, do not let fabrics come into contact with any rough surfaces or Velcro.
  • Over time, even when following the correct washing instructions, the fabrics may fade due to wearing and washing.

Please Note: heat, hot water, direct sunlight, fabric softener & antiperspirants or deodorants may affect the elasticity and longevity of the fabrics used in RS Gymwear leotards. 

Washing your leotard in warm or hot water WILL remove some of the colour from your leotard. Also, using a long machine wash may cause the colour to fade quickly.

RS Gymwear will NOT be held responsible for failure to follow our care instructions. These are high quality, specialty fabrics and need to be treated as such.