Ten Years of Yumiko: Anniversary Giveaway

Heads up girls AND boys!

Yumiko is celebrating its 10-Year Anniversary this month and have recently unveiled a shiny new website where any leotard can be fully customised: from colour and fabric type, to lining and sleeve options.

We’re whooping it up and teaming up with the company to give away two pairs of the latest female and male models, the Nadja and the Daniil (as featured below), which are currently sold exclusively at Yumiko Boutiques.

This is our fifth Yumi promotion and the biggest one yet!

The Nadja by Yumiko

The Daniil by Yumiko

Lucky winners (two for the Nadja and two for the Daniil) will receive made to order pieces in the size they wear.

To enter, all you have to do is:

Tell us about your dream Yumi

Use the comment form below or email us ( theballetbag [at] gmail.com ) by 16 May. For inspiration and ideas on models and colours, visit the Yumiko website.

Entries from all over the globe are welcome. Be creative & good luck!


15/06/12 – Update: Promo results

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Nadja/Daniil promo. It was super hard for us to pick only four answers from an overwhelming amount of fab entries about your dream Yumis.

After much deliberation, we are pleased to announce the winning emails/comments:

Girls

Madeline who emailed us this lovely poem (Yes a Yumi poem!):

My Dream Yumi

Her Dream Yumi,
Is original and fun,
A Lemon Lena,
As bright as the Sun.

Her Dream Yumi,
Is modern and new,
A Folk and Plum Marieke,
Matching her tutu.

Her Dream Yumi,
Is colorful and loud,
A Zucca and Juicy Kiki,
Standing out in the crowd.

Her Dream Yumi
Is timeless and sweet,
A Rose and Charm Sofiane,
Delicate and elite.

Her Dream Yumi,
Is powerful and fierce,
An India and Planet Elise,
For a girl who has no fear.

My Dream Yumi,
Is mine and mine alone,
A Dew and Turchese Velvet Wendy,
One of a kind and existing on its own.

and Alyssa, who commented as follows:

I’ve quite literally had dreams about this leo: Sofiane, 3/4 sleeves, white velvet body with dark red velvet trim. You know you spend too much time on the Yumiko website when it starts to appear in your dreams (and you recognize the name of the leo)!

Boys

this comment from Will:

My dream Yumi would be the Cedric in a large size in clay colored nylon. I would actually like a really rich forest green color available. But anyway, I would wear them long for ballet in the morning, knee-length for yoga in the afternoon, and if I can manage, roll them up to mid thigh for pole dancing at night.

Although I guess in a realistic world I would be changing my clothes more often on days when I do lots of classes. Yay Yumis and versatility!

and the below entry from Oliver Swan-Jackson:

My dream Yumi would have to be the Tibo style, in my favourite colours: Black with Red trim or Red with Black trim. would be perfect for auditions! Loving the look of the new Daniil as well though!

Congratulations guys! Your Nadjas & Daniils will be on their way soon.

Do stay tuned for more Yumiko promotions in 2012!

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103 Comments

  • April 26, 2012

    Stephanie

    My dream Yumiko would be the Denise with a white velvet top and lavender trim and body!

  • April 26, 2012

    Molly

    My dream Yumi would be the Alicia in cap sleeves with a velvet white top and a techni coral bottom and candy pink trim. Hope to order one like this soon!

  • April 26, 2012

    Alyssa

    I’ve quite literally had dreams about this leo: Sofiane, 3/4 sleeves, white velvet body with dark red velvet trim. You know you spend too much time on the Yumiko website when it starts to appear in your dreams (and you recognize the name of the leo)!

  • April 26, 2012

    Anna

    My dream Yumiko would be the Elise in microfiber, all black :) with a bust panel
    I love competitions, thank you SO MUCH!

  • April 26, 2012

    deborah

    a dream leotard would have a napoleon or empire waist with a velvet ribbon overlay at the waist that one could tie and gather for support

  • April 26, 2012

    ali

    I have to say, I love every single Yumiko i’ve ever seen! they’re the perfect leotards in my opinion and so flattering! I couldn’t possibly pick only one, but I do especially like the Alicia and the Nadja!

  • April 26, 2012

    Rachael

    My dream Yumiko would be the Anna as a stirrup unitard with 3/4 sleeves. Would love it in C-sport microfiber with C-Dew trim!

  • April 25, 2012

    Dave

    Thanks for running a competition including guys – you’re awesome!

    I love the new Daniil so my dream Yumiko would be a Daniil in Cove with Mirror sleeves and Dark Blue trim.

  • April 25, 2012

    brynn

    My dream yumiko would be silver with silver velvet.I feel at auditions where you can wear color,this sort of yumiko could really set you apart:) I would probably enjoy it in the noe charolette or kiki the most!(and the nadha now!)

  • April 25, 2012

    Maddy

    My dream Yumiko is the Marieke with a teal velvet top and white velvet body and trim. I love any Yumi, but I love the neckline of the Marieke and the fit of the velvet fabric. I don’t have that style, but I borrowed one from a friend once! It’s so pretty!

  • April 25, 2012

    Nisha

    My dream yumi is the Larissa in titanium with cap sleeves and frappe trim

  • April 25, 2012

    Ashley

    My dream Yumi is Noe — Coral as the main color, and white trim.

  • April 25, 2012

    Emily

    my dream yumi would be the nadja in velvet turchese with white techni trim and a bust panel!

  • April 25, 2012

    Ashley

    Although there are many excellent leotards that I love and want, my dream Yumi is Noe — Coral as the main color, and white trim.

  • April 25, 2012

    Emily

    My dream yumiko would be the veronique in bright blue dip dye! i think they are so beautiful!

  • April 25, 2012

    Fina

    My dream Yumiko would be any style! They are all so beautiful!

  • April 25, 2012

    Emily

    My dream yumiko would be the nadja in velvet turchese and white techni trim with a bust panel! i am obsessed with yumis and cant get enough!

  • April 25, 2012

    Julie

    I would just love the antique rose with antique straps! (XS size)
    I have a few Yumikos already and absolutely adore them. :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Marcela

    My dream Yumi would be the Noe in Techni with T-Red with strap’s T-White and a bust panel. Will make my long body even longer and show of my port de bras.

  • April 25, 2012

    juliane

    My dream Yumi would be one that is made with microfiber or techni fabric so it wouldn’t show any sweat! It gets really hot in the summer where I live! It would be the Laura or Igone with the racerback that shows off ballet dancers strong shoulders! A Marsh green would be lovely. Maybe with a Peri top. I’m lucky enough to already have some of my dream Yumis! Thanks!

  • April 25, 2012

    Lucia Piquero

    I have to confess that I’ve been dying for a Yumiko leotard for a long time, I have yet to wear one! (A shop in London pleaseee). They’re all fantastic, but I wouldn’t hesitate a moment when choosing my first one: Jessica, with 3/4 sleeves, in grey and with lilac trim and zip :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Noelle

    My dream Yumi would be the Tamara in Zucca with Pinkberry trim. I think that color combination would be so summery and flattering!

  • April 25, 2012

    Meadhbh

    My ideal Yumiko would be the Marieke with 3/4 length sleeves with a black velvet bodice and purple bottom. They just so beautiful!

  • April 25, 2012

    Shelby

    My dream Yumi would be a zip front style with a wide open back because I think open back leotards are so flattering. Since I have red hair and pale skin I would choose a vibrant, oceany blue for the main color with a dark gray trim to make the leo really stand out. Love Yumi!

  • April 25, 2012

    Eugenia Bejar

    My dream yumi would be a heather dip dye proceeding from black, to a gray-like color, and finally to the gorgeous yumi white or antique. I would love for the trim to add that little bit of pop that is often needed with a dark leotard and for that, the new “frappe” color would suit it best!

  • April 25, 2012

    Alex

    My dream Yumi is the Veronique in grey microfiber with pinkberry trim.

  • April 25, 2012

    Rachael

    My dream Yumi. A phrase that invokes such a seemingly endless realm of possibilities.  With all of the anticipation and excitement for summer (especially the intensives) that’s right around the corner, I’d have to say that my dream Yumi would be the Veronique in Sun with a Juicy trim. So fresh and so flattering, but aren’t they all?

  • April 25, 2012

    Ashley

    My dream Yumi is a Small Noe. The sleek neckline up into the collar is so chic! With my light skin tone I think the T-Magenta for the body and N-Juicy for the trim would really help me shine as I dance!

  • April 25, 2012

    Jennifer

    My dream Yumi would be the Natasha in with cap sleeves in rose with antique rose trim!!

  • April 25, 2012

    Saara

    My dream Yumi would be Noe as the back is so pretty. In cyan microfibre with dark blue velvet trimmings. <3 I just might have to order it – it would make a perfect birthday gift for me, wouldn't it! :-)

  • April 25, 2012

    Lizzie

    My dream Yumiko leotard is a Sofiane with 3/4 sleeves, “charm” pink velvet, and white techni trim :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Aja

    my dream yumiko is the alice with half sleeves, navy body, light blue top, and white trim :) i love the new style too!

  • April 25, 2012

    Oliver Swan-Jackson

    My dream Yumi would have to be the Tibo style, in my favourite colours: Black with Red trim or Red with Black trim. would be perfect for auditions! Loving the look of the new Daniil as well though!

  • April 25, 2012

    Emmy

    My dream Yumiko would be black velvet with purple trim. It would show off my neckline and have small sleeves :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Joanna

    My dream Yumi is any of the yumiko designs in any of its fun colors! It’s extremely rare for me to find a leotard that fits well since i’m tall and curvy & don’t fit the regular sizes that are made by most leotard companies. I’m so grateful for Yumiko for making beautiful leos that are unique to each individual (yeay for custom leos!) and make you dance differently because u feel comfortable and great when wearing them.

  • April 25, 2012

    Lucy

    My dream Yumiko is a Denise with a titanium nylon bottom, silver velvet top, with india for the straps and trim!

  • April 25, 2012

    DraperGirl1298

    My dream Yumi would definately be a Heather with antique rose for the body, and espresso for the trim and straps! :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Hannah B

    My dream Yumi would be…all of them! No, really, I love them all so much I can’t decide. Nadjia in Plum with Dawn straps would be gorgeous.

  • April 25, 2012

    Diarmaid O'Meara

    My dream yumi would be a Daniil (or course!) in Cove, with Cyan sleeves and Antique trim :-)

  • April 25, 2012

    Nicole S

    My dream Yumi would be Cora, with a plum nylon body, folk trim and side stripe, and a lemon zipper!

  • April 25, 2012

    Olivia

    My dream Yumi would be a Marisa (I think the squarish necks are the most flattering on me… but I already have a couple Mariekes and should probably branch out) in nylon—marina for the body, silver velvet for the straps.

  • April 25, 2012

    Mika N.

    A Becky leotard with a nude colored mesh fabric on the shoulders that doesn’t exist now, but with no trim and a hot red microfiber fabric for the body.

  • April 25, 2012

    eva

    I have quite an imagination! My dream yumi would be the Elise (with 3/4 sleeves) in gold velvet! well one can dream… :)

  • April 25, 2012

    Hannah

    My dream Yumiko is the Kiki leo in lavender with velvet white trim :D

  • April 25, 2012

    Stephanie

    Any Yumiko is a dream to wear. The fabric is so nice and the cut is perfect. They also fit really well, and hardly move when I dance.

  • April 25, 2012

    Charlotte Goffin

    My dream yumiko would be pink as that my favourite colour but cute baby pink with velvet rim lining in a hotter pink with long sleeves and the back that has a low back but made of like a meshy kind of lace detail !!

  • April 25, 2012

    JenniferC

    My dream Yumiko would be the Alicia leotard, in a microfiber tank style, with sport on the lower part, white on top, with pinkberry trim! One day I would also like a sequin trim option as well, that would be really cool!

  • April 25, 2012

    Gleidson Vasconcelos

    My perfect Yumiko would be a Jahn leotard with long sleeves done nylon in Titanium with India trim. I’d love to be able to get a silver side stripe on this unitard, but it’s not offered at this time. I dance for Ballet Arizona and I love my Yumikos!

  • April 25, 2012

    Four-Eyed Ballerina

    My dream Yumi Nadja model would be made of microfiber in gray with white trim!

  • April 25, 2012

    Hannah

    My dream Yumiko is a lavender Lena leotard with rose trim and straps. : )

    hannahjholmes at gmail dot com