Comment Email Copy Link Copied There are many embarrassing moments that can happen during a cheerleading competition. While the stunts performed look amazing when they are pulled off effectively, that definitely isn't always going to be the case. Sometimes we find ourselves being entertained by these cheerleaders for all the wrong reasons. We can often find ourselves laughing at the cheerleaders instead of laughing with them. Especially because the healthcare plan that is given to cheerleaders probably pales in comparison to the level of treatment that the athletes they're cheering for receive!
While showing school spirit and having a uniformed cheerleading team, these sweater-tops were often hot, bulky, and not very functional for any type of athletic movement. The most common type of sweater worn by cheerleaders in the early s was a long cardigan with multiple buttons, normally worn over a turtle neck shirt or collared blouse. The school letters were often sewn in either corner of the sweater, sometimes in the middle of a megaphone shape. Worn with the sweater was a very modest ankle-length wool skirt, often a darker color than the sweater. Some early cheerleading squads chose plaid fabrics for skirts, often these squads were from religious schools and universities, as plaid was the main fabric of their classroom uniforms. A cheerleader in Early cheerleading squads wore saddle shoes or flat canvas sneakers with high dress socks with their uniforms.