What is The Next Level for Rec League competitive cheerleading uniforms? Cheer Starz, Reach the Beach and Maryland Cup Nationals Champions, Spirit Cheer from Jarrettsville Recreation Center have a few tips to get you there. Their winning cheer uniform is a sight for sore eyes, a silhouette that is stunning on every cheerleader on the squad.
Tip 1: Create a smooth, flattering canvas. A matte-finish, such as the Black DryTech featured in Spirit's rec cheer uniform, is the way to go if you're looking for smooth lines. It's available in in various colors, so you're not stuck with just black. If you're super concerned with hiding unwanted lines, we recommend sticking to a darker shade, but otherwise, you have a choice of more than 30 colors to choose from. There's also a couple added perks to using DryTech, and that's the stretch and wicking technology that's manufactured in the material. It stretches to fit all figures, while also locking away moisture that may cause irritation and discomfort. It's a win win.
Tip 2: Decorate the most flattering part of the body with dazzling appliques and jewels to draw the eye in the right direction. What muscles do we, as cheer athletes, tend to use the most? We use our arms, shoulders and backs to punch out motions, tumble and lift our flyers, leaving all of those muscle groups looking spectacular. Let's make good use of those solid, sturdy lines, and accentuate them. Spirit Cheer chose a Vinca Mystique and White Sparkle Hologram applique to give their Abstract Vine Sleeve Cheer Uniform Top U169L all the right attention. The colors offset the black with a soft, feminine quality that really gives these ladies a beautiful glow. In the back, they've accented their toned muscles by framing them with an intricate strappy design that, again, looks feminine but also praises the athleticism of the cheerleader.
Tip 3: Bling! We're all striving for champion status here, so why not image that we're all winners. This might just be your season to accept that oversized trophy, all eyes following you. Make sure you look the part of a star. Here, Spirit Cheer went all out with packed clusters of Clear SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS, dancing among the mystique and hologram design lines. It's nothing less than star quality.
Tip 4: Don't forget about the bottom. Those legs deserve a little attention as well, and why wouldn't you tie it into the design? It doesn't take much to complete the look. Options for cheer bottoms include uniform skorts and skirts, which include a sewn-in spankies, as well as cheer shorts. Spirit Cheer simply adorned the hem on their Low Rise Single Strip Hem Skirt U713L with the matching Vinca Mystique from the long cheer top, and the two pieces look as those they were packaged together. It's #GKFabulous!
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