Should we or shouldn’t we? The decision for us to offer face masks was not taken lightly. “It took a great deal of back and forth in our hearts and minds to decide whether or not we should offer a mask for sale,” says Melanie, Leotard Boutique founder and owner. “In the end, we decided that we have to do something.”
Far from profiting from the masks, the Leotard Boutique is giving more than receiving. It begins by ensuring that the masks are 100% made in the USA by the same woman- and minority-owned US factory that makes our leotards. We’ve kept the price low, just $11 each, with $2 from each mask being donated to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Community Crisis Action Fund. (That’s not a paper mask for every mask purchased. We’re giving cold, hard cash.)
In addition, buy any two masks and they ship for free. No need to wait a month for your masks to ship from China. Ours are ready to ship!
And we’re proud of our product: just like our leotards, our masks are soft and comfy as well as machine-washable and reusable. They have 3 layers: 2 cotton blend layers inside that are sewn together, a pocket space for a filter, and 1 nylon blend outer layer that is printed with a design. The prints are pretty and eye-catching and look great with our girls leotards and dance skirts. And we offer matching mom and me face masks.
“It’s just about being in this moment, making a difference and doing the right thing to help here and now,” says Melanie.
• We can't accept returns on masks for sanitary reasons.
• Children under the age of 2 should not wear a mask due to suffocation risk. Please consult your doctor for guidance.
• Our masks aren't medical grade, and they aren't virus-proof. We are wearing them and practicing social distancing. Please refer to the guidance from the CDC, and check their website often for evolving information.
• There is a pocket for a filter insert, but for legal reasons, we can't tell you whether or not to put something in there. Please refer to reputable sources on the web to help you decide what is right for you.
Looking for a special gift for Father’s Day? Here’s an easy idea that we’ve made even easier with this exclusive printable Leotard Boutique leotard. Add your child’s handprints, a special message, and you’ve got a heart-warming card that any father would love.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Glue stick (optional)
Construction paper or cardstock (optional)
Small paintbrush (optional)
Extra decorations, like stickers, gems, ribbons, or taffeta (optional)
Marker, crayons, gel pens or coloring medium of your choice
- Cut out the printed leotard, if desired, and glue to a piece of construction paper or cardstock. Alternately, use the printed out leotard as is.
- Color the ruffle leotard in your child's own unique style.
- Use the paintbrush to lightly brush washable paint onto your child’s hand, or spread paint onto a small plate and have your child wipe their entire hand in the paint.
- Press your child’s hand on the paper two or three times, depending on how full you'd like the dance skirt, reapplying the paint before making each print. Darker, opaque colors and/or extra paint at the base of the hand help cover the bottom of the leotard.
- Add extra decorations, if desired.
- Using the marker, add a message like “Forever Your Princess” or “From Your Tiny Dancer.” Don’t forget to add the date!
- If she’s old enough, ask your child to sign her name.
1908s Workout Girl Costume
Lilly Jimenez is the genius behind The Creative Heart Studio, a website and blog filled with inspiration and products to help you create accessible DIY projects.
If you follow us on Instagram or you've perused our customer photos and noticed amazing, colorful, magical, dream-like scenes created from balloons, then you've seen her work.
Our jaws have dropped so many times from her artistry that we might have Balloon Mosaic™-induced TMJ.
For Halloween 2019, she created a life-sized Barbie box as a scene to feature her daughter's favorite character from Toy Story 4 using our 1980s Workout Girl Leotard Costume.
She developed the original box design a few years ago, but decided to recreate it this year so she could share step-by-step DIY instructions.
This Barbie box is perfect for a special birthday party and can double as a fun photo booth! You can also paint and repurpose it for other occasions.
Hooray! Bodysuits — leotards with snap closures — are available at the Leotard Boutique in sizes P/6-12M and T/12-24M in all styles and colors. Diaper changes and bathroom breaks just got a whole lot easier.
We will have a limited offering of bodysuits in the following items for sizes XS/2-3 and up, specifically these items:
- Classic Long Sleeve Leotard - Black, Nude, Gray, Suntan, Yellow Gold, Green, Brown, Red
- Ruffle Long Sleeve Leotard - Black, Red, White
- Ruffle Short Sleeve Leotard - Black, White, Purple, Red, Ivory, Icy Turquoise, Light Pink, Lilac, Bright Pink
When you add an item to your cart, if there is a bodysuit (snap closure) option for the size/style/color, you can select it in the dropdown area.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Today is the Leotard Boutique’s founder/CEO’s birthday! Since we have been celebrating our 5th anniversary with an ice cream party that lasted the entire month of July, Melanie decided she wanted to host a give-back on her actual birthday to benefit Beverly's Birthdays, a non-profit that provides birthday celebrations and gift baskets for homeless children in the Pittsburgh region. Leotard Boutique will donate 15% of net sales from August 5th to the non-profit organization.
“We connected with Founder/Executive Director Megs Yunn and knew immediately we wanted to help support Beverly’s Birthdays' mission to provide birthday cheer for children experiencing homelessness and families in need,” said Melanie. “We are so moved by the amazing work they do.”
How and Why Beverly's Birthdays Started
In 2011, a young girl named Beverly told Megs that she never had her own birthday party or even had her own slice of birthday cake. That moment inspired Megs to create Beverly’s Birthdays. Putting her plan into action, Megs was selected as a first place winner from more than 1,000 entries for a grant from a contest through The Big Red Dog® BE BIG!™ campaign sponsored by American Family Insurance. In August 2012, Beverly’s Birthdays obtained its nonprofit 501c3 status.
In 2018, Megs and her team launched a mobile fashion truck, Hope on a Hanger, which travels to the group birthday celebrations that Beverly’s Birthdays hosts at homeless shelters, family support centers, and community service providers. Children and families can “shop” for new clothing--an enormous need a need when you are experiencing homelessness.
"This is about making children and their parents feel special."
- Megs Yunn
Founder, Executive Director
According to Beverly’s Birthdays, in 2019, nearly one in four children in the US live at or below the poverty line. In Southwestern PA, the area the organization serves, there are nearly 3,000 school-aged children identified as homeless. Children living in poverty often go without the everyday items that we take for granted. Special milestones, like birthdays, are often overlooked because of their families’ personal/financial circumstances. Beverly’s Birthdays enriches the lives of the children we serve by making sure they are remembered on their special day.
Good Morning America featured Megs and Beverly’s Birthdays on July 25, 2019, when the non-profit received a $10,000 donation from University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) to help fund more birthday parties for underprivileged kids in the region.
We hope you will make a purchase today, or donate to Beverly’s Birthdays directly at beverlysbirthdays.org.
Did you know?:
Socks are one of the most needed items at shelters, and often one of the least donated items.
Holiday Cheer for All:
Starting on Giving Tuesday, November 27th, 2018, through Friday, November 30th, Leotard Boutique will donate one pair of socks to charity for every order.
We are working with a non-profit based in New Hampshire who will distribute the socks to shelters where they are most needed in the New England region.
Thank you and happy holidays!
Team Leotard Boutique
Melanie, Lindsay, Kathy, Heidi, Tim, and Heather
When shopping for your daughter’s next leotard, it's important to consider which leotard will allow your daughter to not only perform her best, but have fun doing it! While long-sleeve leotards have traditionally been the default choice for gymnasts, short-sleeve leotards are becoming increasingly popular. Knowing where to look and what to look for when browsing leotards for toddlers and/or children is critical to ensuring your daughter absolutely loves her next leotard. Here are two things to keep in mind when shopping for leotards.