Posted: Apr 9, 2010 4:34 pm
Essential Unitard info from Wikipedia:
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. The garment can be considered to be a combination of a leotard and tights. It should not be confused with a wrestling singlet.
Unitards are worn by acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, equestrian vaulters and circus performers as well as others who require overall body coverage without impeded flexibility. Superheroes in comics and films 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. 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. Kevin Barnes, of the rock band of Montreal, wore a white unitard in the video for the single "Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse".