HOW TO PICK A CHEER UNIFORM
Cheerleading uniforms are expensive, and they are an integral part of your squad’s identity, so you need to choose carefully. In the past 10 years cheerleading uniforms have evolved in styles, fabrics and trends - as well as requirements for cheerleading competitions. Your uniform can be:
Shell: Usually used for Schools, Pop Warner and College teams: the material is stiff and has a very preppy look which can either be more modern or vintage (with pleated skirts). If you're going for a long-sleeved style it will be more comfortable to have a separate body-liner underneath in order to make movement more easy as the tops can become heavy.
Lycra: Usually used by all-star teams with their flashy designs: they are great to move in and generally designs incorporate metallic fabrics. It is possible to go for a more conservative style too, by keeping the designs closer to shell but in lycra for easier movements.