A unitard is a skintight, one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves, usually stopping at the wrists and ankles. It differs from a leotard in that a leotard does not have long legs. The garment can be considered a combination of a leotard and tights. The unitard is basically the wrestling singlet minus the tights, although some wrestlers do wear tights in order to further accentuate their uniform and codpiece.

Unitards are worn by acrobats, gymnasts, dancers, equestrian vaulters, athletes, circus performers, and amateur wrestlers, as well as others who require overall body coverage without impeding flexibility. They come in a variety of colors. Superheroes in comics, ads, TV shows and films are frequently depicted wearing unitards.

The members of the rock band Queen were known for wearing unitards during their concerts in the late 1970s. In 1985, Anne White's decision to wear a white unitard for the first two sets of a match in the Women's Singles Championship at Wimbledon was widely reported.[1][2]

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  1. Elliott, Josh (2000-07-31). "Anne White With an unintentional fashion statement, she left her mark on tennis". SI Vault. Time Inc. Retrieved 2008-04-24.
  2. "White in White". The End of the Century. ESPN. 2000-12-23. Retrieved 2012-06-27.
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