If your daughter wishes to join a dance class and your family has heavily conservative values, you might have some trouble with her wearing what you see is as a revealing outfit. While children's dance leotards are designed to be tight to facilitate flowing movement rather than appear provocative, you might not be in favor of the leotards that you see at her first dance class. This doesn't mean that you need to pull your daughter out of this beneficial pastime. Instead, look to buy her a new leotard that has these modest features.
Many leotards are cut up at the hips in a manner similar to bathing suits. This, however, isn't the only way that you'll find leotards. If you're looking for a design that is a little more modest, look for one with shorts instead of a bathing suit-style cut. You may feel a lot better about your daughter wearing this type of garment. Because the shorts are tight, they won't affect her performance, which is something that she'll appreciate. She'll be able to move in every necessary way while wearing this style of leotard.
Some leotards are largely open across the back. Above the material at the waist, they'll often consist solely of a series of straps around the chest and/or over the shoulders. This might be another look that you want to avoid, and doing so is possible. Many leotards are made with a fully covered back, which means that very little skin will be exposed. There are different ways that you can approach this design. Some leotards' backs are the same color as their fronts, while others are more of a neutral color that gives the illusion that the back isn't fully covered. You can choose the right product based on your level of comfort.
You might also want your daughter's upper chest and shoulders covered to give her an appearance that makes you more comfortable and is more in alignment with your family's values. An easy way to accomplish this goal is to buy her a leotard that has sleeves. These garments tend to be higher cut than leotards with straps, and you can choose from styles that have short sleeves and even long sleeves. The nice thing about buying this type of leotard is that your daughter shouldn't stand out among her peers — many of the fellow dancers will have different cuts of leotard, so your daughter shouldn't feel as though she's wearing one that is overly modest.