One of my favorite aspects of the Region 5 Championships is checking out all of the new and old leotards from the competing teams. Each year I run around like a chicken with my head cut off getting pictures of all the fun, unique, stylish and fantastic leotards to put together the annual Top 10 Favorite Region 5 Leotard List! This will be the 5th year for the list and I have to say to all the coaches out there in Region 5, GREAT JOB! you are making this decision INCREDIBLY hard year after year! I absolutely LOVE IT!
In 2017 I started to put together a list of my favorite Level 9 Leotards, because not every team has a Level 10, which is the prerequisite to make the Top 10 list. So each year since I have put together a short list of my favorite Level 9 Leotards.
Mid State Gymnastics
I absolutely LOVE this leo! If this team had a Level 10 competing in the Region 5 Championships this leo definitely would of made the Top 10 list. When the session started I immediately noticed the athlete in this gorgeous purple leo! It caught my eye my all away across the gym. Simply stunning!
Another eye-catching leo that would definitely make the Top 10 list if they had a Level 10 competing at Regionals. This was another leo that caught my eye immediately. I especially love the front, the different shades of blue with the white and the black mesh is simply beautiful and the jewels are breathtaking! You could see the sparkle of this leo from up where we were live-streaming!
I first saw this leo at the 2019 Circle of Stars meet in Indy. The back is what caught my eye first. I love the strappy design of the back and the jewels.When I then saw the front I realized this is a UCLA Leo created by the company Rebecca’s Mom. I have always loved this leo on the UCLA Gymnastics team, so I instantly loved it on this team.
I really like the design of this leotard, it has always reminded me of a beautiful butterfly! The colors together are a unique combination that makes the leo stick out in a crowd. I love how the black mesh carries onto the back and the cuffs of the sleeves have the pink design.
Elite Sports Academy
This leo has been used by a few teams, I have seen it in a few different color schemes, but this black to white ombre really caught my eye when I first saw it. There is just something so elegant about the black and white with the sweatshirt neckline and the jeweled cuffs. I just really love it.
So these are my Top 5 Favorite Level 9 Leotards from the 2019 Region 5 Championships. Stay Tuned for our Top 10 Favorite Leotards with #6-10 coming soon.