Spandex is a versatile material that has exceptional elasticity and wearability. In England it is called Lycra. An amazing number of wearable products are made of Spandex: active wear, athletic and exercise clothing, underwear, swimwear, cycling jerseys & shorts, ski pants, skinny jeans, mini-skirts and leggings. To wear under a garment, you can choose a full body suit, shorts with long legs or short legs. The torso to thigh is the most popular to wear under a dress or suit that helps you to shape your body to eliminate unsightly bumps like muffin-tops and love handles. It provides an enhancement to sleek outfits. It tightens the body and shapes it properly. The following are some of the occasions when you might choose Spandex:
- At the gym or cycling: Spandex allows your body to move without having the material bind. It breathes so that you don’t become overheated. It is easy to wash and holds its shape.
- Swimming, tennis, volleyball: A Spandex suit streamlines your body and allows full movement. It will not ride up or sag when wet.
- As a foundation garment: A full-body suit is light, easy to wear, and easy to wash. It dries quickly and does not retain odors. It smoothes your body to allow the suit or dress to fit better with smoother lines. If worn under slacks, it prevents bunching at the waist and binding at the top of the legs. You can choose a full-body suit that has longer legs or short.