The major difference between a leotard (traditionally associated with athletics) and a bodysuit is the crotch closure. Bodysuits have a snap closure while leotards do not have an opening at the crotch.

The Elite Bodysuit in Burgundy and White
 The Elite Equestrian Bodysuit

Bodysuits became a staple in women’s fashion in the 1950’s and have had serious resurrections in the 1980’s (thanks to Donna Karen) and the 2000s’. Bodysuits have stood the test of time because they were designed to be a formfitting one piece that could serve as undergarments, active wear, or a flattering alternative to a shirt that would never untuck from skirts and trousers.

Will a snap closure hurt while I’m horseback riding?

No. It will not hurt while in the in the saddle for a few important reasons. First, we specifically positioned the snap closure at the front of the thong— not underneath—so you won’t sit on it. Next, the thong is made out of a breathable, 4-way stretch material and is mid-rise so it won’t pinch or sag. Additionally, we tested our equestrian bodysuits hundreds of times over the past two years—literally hundreds of times! We also had numerous riders of various skill levels test our bodysuits while riding multiple horses over the course of several weeks.

Amanda Derbyshire

Olympian Amanda Derbyshire wearing the Elite Equestrian Bodysuit while competing in the Hampton Classic.

While the venerable bodysuit has been around for decades, we recognize that it is largely unknown in the riding world. So we made sure it would be comfortable, dynamic, and polished before it’s equestrian-introduction.

The Henley Bodysuit
The Henley Bodysuit

What if I just don’t like wearing thongs when I horseback ride or in my daily life?

No problem. We plan to expand our collection into full seat bodysuits and other shirt alternatives in the future! For now, you can always wear full seat underwear beneath the bodysuit. We’re not here to judge!

We hope this is helpful when making the decision to take life by the reins and wear our FXR Equestrian Bodysuit!

-  💋 XO FXR

REVIEWS

"I’m in the saddle all day every day, and this is the riding shirt I’ve never knew I always wanted. Effortless, polished, comfortable, and absolutely beautiful. It’s so clearly and thoughtfully has designed by riders for riders. I now own it in every color. I’d give it ten stars if I could!"

- Lauren E. on The Moto Bodysuit

"I love the Elite Equestrian Bodysuit! As a former dancer, the body-suit only makes logical sense in a pursuit that requires shirts to be tucked in. It’s also exceptionally crisp and professional looking."

- Carolyn N. on The Elite Equestrian Bodysuit

Carolyn N. wearing the Elite in White

"The bodysuit is amazing! I’ve ridden in it several times and I don’t even notice the buttons at the bottom. It’s perfect for when I’m on the run and don’t always have time to change because it looks like a stylish top with jeans."

- Delaney R. on The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Short Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Free x Rein Bodysuit Collection

The Free x Rein Moto Bodysuit

The Elite

The Elite Equestrian Bodysuit in White

The Elite

The Elite Equestrian Bodysuit in White

The Elite

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Moto

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Moto

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Moto

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Short-Sleeve Moto

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Short-Sleeve Moto

The Short-Sleeve Moto Bodysuit

The Short-Sleeve Moto