Friday, February 1, 2013

West Coast travel: Streets of Eureka

I spotted the above on a Eureka, California, street. According to the infoplease thesaurus, these are synonyms for “unitard”:

“leotard, body suit, cat suit, garment.”

Further information offered was “a tight-fitting garment of stretchy material that covers the body from the shoulders to the thighs (and may have long sleeves or legs reaching down to the ankles); worn by ballet dancers and acrobats for practice or performance.”

Those synonyms were familiar, but the only examples of the actual garments I had seen were on dancers and in movies.

I admired the nerve of the individual in the photo, but just seeing such fitted apparel, from neck to wrists and to ankles, made me feel claustrophobic, unable to breathe. 

Not for me, even as a young person before the effects of gravity started appearing.


  1. I agree with you about the claustrophobic thing. I feel strangled just wearing a turtleneck. I think the only place a unitard ever looked good was Emma Peel on The Avengers!

  2. And what a faff when needing to go to the loo! (

  3. Ginny, Ah, Emma Peel. Had to google for images to refresh my memory. Yes, she was definitely unitard material.

    Freda, Didn't even think of that practical and vital factor.

  4. Yes, I can just imagine her in a public restroom. Lol.

  5. I never had the kind of figure to even think about wearing something like that.
    It really would be a problem in the restroom...(:0)
    Gravity sure does it's thing as I get older.