A unitard is a skin-tight one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves. It differs from a leotard in that a leotard does not have long legs. (It can be considered as a combination of a leotard and tights that is one layer throughout.)

Unitards are worn by acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, equestrian vaulters and circus performers as well as others. Superheroes are generally depicted wearing unitards.

Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen, was known for wearing checkered unitards and spandex during their concerts in the late 1970s.

Not to be confused with a wrestling singlet.

In 1985, it was widely reported when Anne White wore a white unitard for the first two sets of a match in the Women's Singles Championship at Wimbledon. [cite web | last = Elliott | first = Josh | title = Anne White With an unintentional fashion statement, she left her mark on tennis | work = SI Vault | publisher = Time Inc. | date = 2000-07-31| url = http://vault.sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1019841/index.htm
accessdate =2008-04-24

Kevin Barnes, of the rock band of Montreal, wore a white unitard in the video for the single Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse.

In The Simpsons episode "Ice Cream of Margie (With the Light Blue Hair)" (Season 18, episode 7), Ralph Wiggum puts an ice cream cone on his head and proclaims, "look, I'm a unitard".

See also

* Bodystocking
* Bodysuit
* Catsuit
* Leotard
* Swimsuit
* Zentai


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