Gymnastics Leotards for American Girl Dolls

Gymnastics leotards for dolls is certainly nothing new – American Girl has had two versions of a leotard and warmup outfit in the past and I have seen leotard companies selling doll sized leotards at competitions for years, however, with McKenna the GOTY 2012 being a gymnast, I am thinking we will see a whole lot more in the coming year. After all, a gymnast can not have just one leotard. Just look in my daughter Megan’s closet! She has been a gymnast since she was a baby and I have lost count of how many leotards I have bought for her over the years. And, you can’t expect to have a doll gymnastics practice with McKenna being the only one in a leotard!!

gymnastics leotards for American Girl dolls

I know that there is no way I have found all the places you can find leotards for your dolls, HOWEVER, these are my current favorites and I will certainly add to this list as the year goes on.

1. Snowflake Leotards – this is a company I have bought Megan leotards from for years. They do great work and are affordable, too. Currently they have 17 different doll sized leotards to choose from and also sell doll sized grips for bars.

2 & 7. Lil Fliprz – Teresa’s Etsy store carries THE BEST doll leotards I have seen anywhere! She does custom designs and her leotard designs are what the girls are wearing in the gym NOW. I saw a leotard in her store a few months ago and wish I would have bought it then as it is an exact match to one of Megan’s favorite workout leos. Add to that, Teresa and I have a lot of other things in common (like coaching TOPS gymnasts and being Moms), and that makes her my go-to source.

3. Lynniejo – Lynniejo is another Etsy seller who has made a really cute competition style leotard for dolls.

4. Terristouch – How could you not love all those cuties dressed in their gym leos? Terristouch has quite a few high quality leotard designs in her shop right now.

5. Maplelea – The Fantastic Gymnastics outfit from Maplelea will fit American Girl dolls and other 18″ play dolls, too. It comes with beam shoes (which real gymnasts rarely wear by the way) and a purple gym bag.

6. My Dolls Life – There are a few gymnastics leotards available on the My Dolls Life website, but this is the one I like best. It comes with a jacket and a bag, too.

7. See #2

8. SpeedyCat – Another Etsy seller who obviously loves gymnastics. SpeedyCat has a few nice choices of leotards in her store right now.

Other places you can look include Ebay or Dollabee. Or if you are feeling adventurous – download this free pattern from Liberty Jane Patterns and make gymnastics leotards of your own. If you sell doll leotards and want us to do a review on your product specifically, contact me at share@dolldiaries.com.

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Comments

  1. Lori says:

    I’m so glad to see you have some handmade listings here!
    Readers, beware of the doll leotard by Springfield…. sold at AC Moore. It is too small for American Girl Dolls and so hard to put on them that it starts to rip! Just speaking from my daughter’s experiences ;)

    Here’s another good spot:
    http://www.artfire.com/ext/shop/product_view/TracysDesigns1/4143019/Pink_striped_Dance_Leotard_Ballet_18_doll_clothes_fits_American_girl/Toys/Dolls/Clothing

  2. Sharry says:

    Springfield Collection has a cute blue leotard w/ matching wrap skirt.

  3. Char says:

    Lori – thanks for sharing your link. I have found that most of the Springfield items fit fine, however, some of our AG dolls have a little more stuffing than others so its always good to try snug items on a few different dolls.

  4. Char says:

    I saw that one but it reminded my of an ice skating outfit, so I didn’t include it in my favorites. But it would work.

  5. Sharry says:

    Well, you could leave off the wrap. OK then, stuffandflufffriends.com has some and necessaryextras.com has some cute ones and a dance bar for sale as well.

  6. Lace says:

    We purchase new leotards for our dolls from larger gymnastics meets we travel to. GK actually makes ones that match their girl sized ones. We love them and have found them to be very well made. They fit the AG dolls perfectly, usually they have an AG doll modeling it at the meet “store”.

  7. Char says:

    Lace – most of the big leo companies like GK, Dreamlight and Destira usually have them at meets, but they don’t have them on their websites.

  8. Lace says:

    You can find them on ebay though! Lol

  9. Lgrrl says:

    I am a gymnast too, and I don’t think there is anything wrong with them a definite THUMBS UP

  10. Grace says:

    I have the old american girl doll gymnastics outfit but i think it’s retired. I’m thinking about getting McKenna’s Starter collection so then i’ll have two leotards!

  11. Lgrrl says:

    Char, may I advertise your website on my blog?

  12. Char says:

    Lgrrl – sure

  13. tyne says:

    I don’t know anything about gymnastics. In real life, does your gymnast wear different leotards to practice and then have the team leotard to wear at the meet? I was into swimming, and during practice the better swimmers tended to wear raggedy swim suits, double swim suits and even trunks to add drag during practice and then would wear their competitive speedos (or other similar brand) to the meets. Only certain meets required a team suit (state championships for high school required them) and certain teams did, but it was not unusual to have a team with swimmers all wearing different suits.

    In dance, the girls would not necessarily wear leotards for practices, and I saw in that Dance Moms show that the studio featured had girls practicing in regular clothes as well. Ballet, required leotards and often very stringent rules on the colors to wear as they indicated your level of study.

    Can you give a brief explanation how leotards and attire often work for young girls’ competitive gymnastics?

  14. georga says:

    Char-Do you know where i woul’d find a leotard that looks like Ivy’s?

  15. Lace says:

    Tyne- Most teams allow girls to wear whatever leotards they want to practice,some allow shorts but other clothes are usually discouraged for safety reasons. Most gyms have a competition leotard the girls will wear. May change by level.

  16. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Hey Char, where are the starry leotards in the center from?

  17. Pretty Irish AG says:

    Never mind, I found it myself.

  18. Sarah says:

    I’m a dancer and we do use leo’s but we were other stuff over them! Hahaha! But cute!

  19. Naomi says:

    This website is so awesome i found it out when i was watching a vid on utube half of these dolls i don’t even kno!

  20. Alyssa says:

    The leotards are really nice and they are perfect for McKenna, because she is a gymnast. I used to do gymnastics so I’m familiar with McKenna’s background. I really love these leotards!

  21. Niah says:

    They are so cute! I like the ones for dance since I used to dance, not gymnastics.
    I agree that we’ll be seeing lots of leotards, but even if the girl of the year weren’t a gymnast, since the Summer Olympics are this year I’m sure there’d still be tons of them.

  22. Pretty Irish AG says:

    I would really like Terristouch to make me a red and gold leotard, a gold and red leotard, and a Chartreuse and bright pink leotard.

  23. savannah says:

    they are very cute I love the one that has three stars going down

  24. natalie says:

    i love the 8th one

  25. natalie says:

    i mean the 7th

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