A total one-piece wonder, the bodysuit is an enduring fashion piece that, well, never seems to go out of fashion. It may get a little re-invention once in a while, but the sleek, sexy, comfortable, and practical bodysuit is a versatile staple that should be in every fashionista’s wardrobe.
But just how do you get the most out of wearing a bodysuit one piece, and can it really take you from day to night? In our ‘how to wear a bodysuit’ guide, we put the spotlight on this shape-enhancing and supporting must-have and show how you can easily create the best bodysuit looks.
Just What is the Bodysuit Style?
Take a look across the fashion and celebrity magazines and you will soon spot a bodysuit, with those in the know making the most of a fashion piece that has the ability to make any outfit look just a little bit better. OK, you do have to sacrifice a little convenience – those poppers can make going the loo a little awkward – but sometimes you have to suffer for fashion.
But the benefits of a bodysuit far outweigh a few undressing issues. Similar to a leotard or swimsuit, a bodysuit has all of the same figure enhancing properties, helping you to create a sleek silhouette and enhance your curves while giving you a little extra support. Plus, with all bodysuit outfits, there is no need to keep tucking it back in to your trousers, jeans or skirt as this one-piece isn’t going anywhere!
Available in all styles, from sexy strappy, backless and off the shoulder to T-shirt, blouson, and turtleneck, there is also a bodysuit for all body shapes and fashion sensibilities. In short, this is a staple fashion piece that will take you from day to night with the ultimate easy to wear looks.
Need no more convincing about this awesome one piece but not quite sure how to style a bodysuit? Well, read on as we take you through the easiest ways to wear a bodysuit.
Bodysuit Outfit Ideas
Bodysuit style ranges from casual to professional as well as the out-and-out glamorous and sexy. They can also be styled up with towering heels and plenty of bling or with sneakers and scarves for a trendy preppy or boyfriend look.
To get you inspired we’ve taken five garment styles that will be found in most wardrobes and take them to a whole new level with the addition of a bodysuit.
Try With High-Waisted Jeans
High-waisted jeans are another fashion trend that looks here to stay so bringing them together with a bodysuit can only be a casual match made in heaven. The silhouette-enhancing combination of bodysuits with jeans will create an effortless look, that works whether you are shopping around town, hanging out at home, or heading out for cocktails.
For a casual daytime look, add a slim-fitting t-shirt bodysuit with wide-legged, high-waisted jeans and sneakers or thong sandals. Or for a casual/glam look swap for high-waisted skinnies and a long-sleeve bodysuit outfit with a deep V and skinny belt and you are ready for a night on the town.
Try With Wide Leg Pants
Fluid, flattering and comfortable, especially on a warm summer’s day, wide leg pants have a ‘throw-back’ vibe of a more glamorous era. And by pairing a figure-skimming bodysuit with the wide leg pants will create a gorgeously contrasting look that is balanced, casual and sexy. Or opt for wide leg culottes that finish mid-calf for the illusion of longer pins.
Wide leg pants and a V-neck t-shirt bodysuit can also be the perfect office staple, teamed with a smart cardigan or men’s style blazer for a casually professional look.
Try With an A-Line Skirt
As well as trousers, a bodysuit and skirt outfit also work beautifully, particularly A-lines which give a flowing femininity to any look. Pair an off-the-shoulder Bardot or boat-neck style bodysuit T in a lux fabric with a high- waisted A-line skirt that falls to the mid-calf for a gorgeously retro riviera look.
To make a statement of your waist, add a wide, patent leather or patterned belt plus flats or sneakers. Or if you love color, a solid-colored bodysuit worn with an A-line skirt in a vibrant, eye-catching print and sky-high heels will undoubtedly turn those heads.
Try With Denim Jackets
A sexy lacy bodysuit teamed with a vintage denim jacket is all you need for an easy wear, edgy look that works as well in the coffee house as it will in an up-market bar. We also like the more dressed down look of strappy bodysuit once-piece, stonewash denim and wide legged linen pants, finished off with platform sneakers.
Whatever color denim jacket you prefer – light, distressed or dark wash – you’ll easily find a bodysuit to match. And you can make the denim and bodysuit love match a keeper by daring to go double denim and add in a cute pair of high-waisted skinny jeans to the mix.
In A Layered Outfit
Our final easy to create bodysuit look is the layer which makes a single bodysuit work in a host of styles, from the office to hanging out with your friends, as well as all year round.
The simplest way to get the layered look is to start with your favorite plain-colored bodysuit and add a bright scarf or wrap-around ballet cardigan. Or take a sheer bodysuit and layer with a lightweight jumper or tunic for a chic but casual day time look. Winter-wear can also get the bodysuit treatment, using an oversized sweater over a lighter weight turtleneck bodysuit for a cozy, slouchy vibe.
And when it comes to the office, the layered bodysuit look really comes into its own, thanks to tailored, sharp jackets and crisp white shirts, buttoned low enough for the tease of the bodysuit to be seen. Then when it comes to the end of the working day, you are perfectly dressed to transform into an outfit for after office drinks, by simply removing the outer layer and letting the bodysuit come into its own.