Throwback Leotard Rankings: Georgia

This summer we’re trying a little something new when it comes to our throwback leotard rankings. Rather than looking at single meets, we’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane for specific teams, taking into account a wide range of leos from different eras and finding our all-time favorites from a single program, as well as illustrating how designs have changed over the years.

Here’s how it’ll work: Our judges for the week will choose their top 10 and rank them based on their personal preferences. Plus, you’ll get a chance to tell us your thoughts! Did we leave out your all-time fave from the team? Let us know in the comments or on social media.

This week, we’re taking on Georgia with SEC senior editor Katherine and special correspondent Christina joining Editor in Chief Elizabeth for the rundown.


I want to start by saying this was incredibly difficult for me. I grew up with all of these leotards and have a memory attached to a lot of them. So excuse my more-than-a-handful of honorable mentions at the end because I just couldn’t narrow it down to 10. I mean, we had nearly 60 options to choose from; give me a break.

Honorable mentions: I warned you there would be a lot, but these leos needed some recognition so bear with me. I like this first leo for the classic red and black of it. Plus, it’s an example of a side cut-out done well. The next one is on here because of two things: velvet and throwback. The third echoes my love for the shiny silver of the aughts paired with the wavy pattern, and finally, I just wanted this last one to get some exposure because I’m pretty sure Georgia only wore it once ever.



Article by Elizabeth Grimsley, Katherine Weaver and Christina Marmet

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