Zentai suits may be a new word for you, but it has already come into our life for over one century. First born in 1886, this bodysuits are close binding to the skin when wear, just like the second skin, fully display the beautiful bodyline, so first show in the stage and circus, then goes into sports field. People take the full-body suits as the swim clothes. Nowadays in the pursuit of the unique personality and characters, people who really enjoy the benefits and comfort of zentai suits also boldly wear them in public area. The combination of zentai suits with some other accessories, also become a fashion, and one of the leading star should be Lady Gaga. She’s famous for her dressing of sexy lingerie, jacket and wonderful hair style in entertainment world.
Most zentai suits features for fully cover of the wearer’s body, from feet to head, and the zip is located vertically at the back. People could also do eyes holes, nose holes, mouth holes, removable hood, tail, etc, easily on the suits. These suits could be unicolor, multicolor, or with flower pattern. For example, avatar’s blue zentai suit’s with horizontal lines, while the spiderman and superhero suits are with their own “logos” and lines decorated.
Mermaid zentai suits are a special variant of full body style. This could make you look like a mermaid for the special unique tail.
There are also some other zentai clothes, most not fully-cover, but designed per personal prefer. Many of these clothes are used on stage for shows.
Here I will introduce a few most common used cloth materials to tailor the zentai suits:
1) Lycra Spandex: a kind of soft high-elastic cloth material, and very widely-used for zentai now.
2) Shiny metallic: this cloth looks shiny when wear it, and also very elastic, looks great for performance, but it needs to be kept away from water.
3) PVC: very shiny and feels great, thick, perfectly suit for shows. The disadvantage is it’s not very air-breathing, and not so elastic, so to get a suit by PVC, it’s best to tailor per your own accurate size.
4) Latex: a new developed cloth, very elastic. Many people think it’s the best material for zentai suits now, and showed in many movies, such as the clothes for heroine Mary in The Matrix Revolutions. The latex zentai suits could greatly display the fantastic bodyline of wearers, very shiny. Compared with shiny metallic cloth, it won’t soak in water, so latex could also be used in exercises for sportswear.