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The Sweet Backstories Behind All Of Simone Biles’ Leotards

They all have meaning.

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Everyone’s got their eye on Simone Biles. Her competition style is equal parts functional and fashionable. As she prepares for the Tokyo Olympics, it’s the perfect time to take a look back at some of her most unforgettable leotard moments.

Prior to competing in the floor exercise at the 2021 U.S. Gymnastics Championships in Fort Worth, Texas, you can clearly see a rhinestone goat on Biles’ right shoulder which signifies that she is the greatest of all time. Now, she has the emoji to match.
Two days later at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships, Biles stepped out in another leotard with a different goat placement. This time, the bling could be spotted just above her right hip.
While competing on the beam during the 2021 GK U.S. Classic gymnastics competition in Indianapolis, Biles wore an all-white leotard with colorful starburst embellishment, which could be a nod to the U.S. tradition of fireworks on Independence Day.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Biles wore a mostly red leotard to compete during the Women’s balance beam final. To represent Team USA, this number also had blue and silver stripes along the V-shaped neckline.
At the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Biles brought the heat in a fire-engine red leotard with long sleeves. There were also dazzling silver embellishments throughout.
At the same 2018 competition, Biles represented Team USA with her all-over white leotard. It featured red and blue stripes along the neckline and sleeve edges.
After competing on the uneven bars at the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Biles was all smiles in this blue leotard. The various shades of blue gave it a cool, modern gradient effect.
Also at the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships, Biles wore a red leotard with stars and stripes across the front. In true Biles form, the sleeves had tons of glittery embellishments.
At the 2019 World Championships, Biles competed in a bright purple leotard, the color signifying royalty, with slightly iridescent material along the front and back.
During balance beam at the 2019 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Biles went patriotic in a red, white, and blue leotard with an ombré effect on the sleeves and silvery stars across the front.