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Dance belt

A dance belt is a kind of specialized undergarment commonly worn by male ballet dancers to support their genitals. Most are similar in design to thong underwear. Dance belts were originally developed in the early 1900s for male dancers to wear during training and performances because vigorous choreographic movements subject their external genitalia - when not otherwise supported, restrained and cradled snugly against the lower groin area - to loose, unrestrained instability i.e. flopping around due to rapid acceleration, deceleration and gravity forces); where such floppy movements of the ...

Kilt

A kilt is a type of knee-length non-bifurcated skirt with pleats at the back, originating in the traditional dress of Gaelic men and boys in the Scottish Highlands. It is first recorded in the 16th century as the great kilt, a full-length garment whose upper half could be worn as a cloak. The small kilt or modern kilt emerged in the 18th century, and is essentially the bottom half of the great kilt. Since the 19th century, it has become associated with the wider culture of Scotland, and more broadly with Gaelic or Celtic heritage. It is most often made of woollen cloth in a tartan pattern. ...

Tutu (clothing)

The tutu is a dress worn as a costume in a classical ballet performance, often with attached bodice. It may be made of tarlatan, muslin, silk, tulle, gauze, or nylon. Modern tutus have two basic types: the Romantic tutu is soft and bell-shaped, reaching the calf or ankle; the Classical tutu is short and stiff, projecting horizontally from the waist and hip.

Unitard

A unitard is a skintight, one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves, usually stopping at the wrists and ankles. It differs from a leotard in that a leotard does not have long legs. The garment can be considered a combination of a leotard and tights. The unitard is basically the wrestling singlet minus the tights, although some wrestlers do wear tights in order to further accentuate their uniform and codpiece. Unitards are worn by acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, equestrian vaulters, athletes, circus performers, and amateur wrestlers, as well as others who require overall body ...