The term Leotard comes from the inventor of the flying trapeze, Jules Leotard.
He wore a peculiar costume in the mid-1800s to perform his aerial stunts.
His tight, one-piece outfit made it easier for him to accomplish dazzling, death-defying flips and jumps.
When other performers adopted the costume, it was so associated with Leotard that the name stuck.
Leotards are commonly used for a variety of purposes, including yoga, dance and ballet, as pajamas, and for recreational and casual wear.