Lately I have been L-O-V-I-N-G bodysuits, which takes me back to 6th grade when leotards were all the rage. I am not so secretly elated this trend is back because bodysuits easily make an outfit look pulled together and tucked in with zero effort. Well, not zero, because there’s definitely some effort and coordination skills required when it comes time to use the ladies room. But, you get the idea.
Bodysuits can be surprisingly…sexy. I love the way they just disappear into pants or a skirt with no wrinkling of a tuck-in or indication of an ending. They hug the body in a way that moves with you and is so second skin. I personally like balancing out this tightness with something looser to add dimension and keep an outfit from feeling like a unitard.
I was recently at Nordstrom in the lingerie section looking for a last minute plunging strapless bra to go with a sheer dress (a result of my recent lingerie collection purge) and I saw so many fabulous bodysuits. They are, after all, more of an undergarment in many ways, but I think that’s why I love them worn as the center of an outfit. They show off the body in a covered up way that feels effortless, chic, and confident.
There are so many ways to style bodysuits. Our friends Kendall, Gigi, and co. have mastered them all:
In an effort to do as Gigi does, I picked up 4 bodysuits at Nordy’s and I am going to tell you how I plan to wear them:
I wasn’t playin’ with this one. Because it is so tight and figure hugging on the entire body, I’m going to wear this with a chunky cashmere poncho wrap and booties for daytime or a lightweight long silky trench coat and these sandals for evening. Wearing it with a longer, drapier piece like the poncho or coat is a great way to avoid looking too Sandy from Grease while still giving the outfit a sexy edge.
This lace detail number is my date night dream top. For dinner with the boyf (that term has always annoyed me and I have no idea why it came into my head and I was compelled to write it, sorry guys), I plan to wear this with ankle crop leather pants, this studded belt, and my newest shoe addition – these Louboutin booties.
This is such a gorgeous blushy nude color that is so stunning with other neutral beige-y tones! I am going to wear this for daytime errands or a coffee date with white ripped jeans (yes, in the winter), a pretty deep merlot colored wrap, a buttery wool fedora, and tan booties
This charcoal crew-neck is just a classic wardrobe staple, and if you’re dipping your foot into the bodysuit trend, I’d start here. I also got it in black because it is so comfortable and looks much more polished than any other basic t-shirt I own. I will wear this with any and everything, but I see myself mostly pairing it with denim for the classic jeans a T vibe. The charcoal color will look great with black jeans and the black would look great with light ripped denim and a cool belt. This could also be worn with a ripped denim mini and a leather jacket shrugged over your the shoulders. This is such a versatile style and I am so glad I added it to my wardrobe for fall because long sleeves are so handy in San Diego when you don’t really need a jacket, but need more than a short sleeve.
How do you feel about bodysuits and what’s your fave way to style them?