How to Wear a Bodysuit

Bodysuit

Bodysuit, $12; Jeans, $225; Sandal, $120; Coat, $135; Clutch, $26

(Photo credit: Fameflynet Pictures, Who What Wear)

You may have noticed; bodysuits are back in a big way. At first, I didn’t pay much attention to them, figuring it was a fad brought to us by the Kardashians. But then I started getting texts and emails from customers and readers asking if it was “okay” to wear them, so I took a closer look.

No surprise here, most of the options at retail are abysmal. We’re talking plunging necklines and, God help me, cuts that purposely give “side boob.” (Why is that a thing??) But with a little more investigation I found a few that are basically tanks and tee shirts, and realized, I might like them enough to wear one myself.

Bodysuits look best with a higher waisted jean, already a bonus, and a flowy “topper” like the duster trench above or a kimono style cardigan (we will have a few available on Friday). They are also ideal with a higher waist skirt that hugs your body or with a lady like A-line skirt. In any pairing, you don’t have to deal with always tucking and smoothing your top.

For the inspiration look above I went a little on the subtle, sexy side. I would wear this on a date night with the hubby or a fun girls night out. You could go with a distressed jean or a clean, dark skinny, whatever you prefer. In the inspiration look, Chrissy is wearing a strappy sandal with a thin pencil heel. I swapped that for one with a block heel, they are easier to walk in. Finish the look with your favorite clutch; I liked this summer ready bag from ASOS for $26.

What do you think? Anyone trying bodysuits this season?

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Megan Kristel

Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

5 Comments
  1. Been there and done that back in the 70’s. Just make sure you never need to use the restroom. 🙂
    Terrible fad!

  2. Hello Megan,
    Thank you for your interesting post, as always.

    I am sure you know the Tuxe bodysuits. Here, http://www.tuxebodywear.com/collections/sale – there is a variety of shapes, colors, and materials. They are on the pricey side, but it is quite possible to grab something in their outlet section.

    Nordstrom has couple options too of this brand –
    http://shop.nordstrom.com/sr?contextualcategoryid=2375500&origin=keywordsearch&keyword=tuxe

    Have a productive week!
    Elena

  3. wow how fun these are back in style, they really are smoother under the outfits – thanks for sharing can’t wait to see this under that gorgeous kimono I saw in your store today! Great post.

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