Why You Might LOVE a Bodysuit

Last week, my 14-year-old, Maddie, ordered some summer clothes online. I gave her a budget and told her she could get whatever she wanted. Knowing my need to control everything, I’m attempting to be more “chill,” encouraging her to develop her unique style. Luckily she isn’t into some of the more skimpy pieces marketed toward her demographic, so I didn’t have to worry about what she bought.

I never saw her so genuinely excited, from the autonomy she had placing the order to waiting for it to arrive. Then, finally, it showed up yesterday, and she tore it open, squealing as she pulled each new piece from the box.

Every single item could have been from the Delia’s catalog.

From the color combinations and styles to the daisy dangle earrings, she looked like the coolest girl from the mid-90s.

Boy, have the 90s have come back with a furry.

It’s wild to see how everything old is new again, and surprisingly, one trend I’m not mad about is the rise in bodysuit popularity.

Why You Might LOVE a Bodysuit

Yummie Women's Cotton Seamless Shaping Full Back Bodysuit

 

Bodysuit, $18.50 in black and white

As I’ve gotten older I just assumed they would be a pain in the neck to wear. But to my surprise, they are pretty comfortable and practical.

The trick is to find a decent one that gives you some support. After reading reviews on dozen of different options, I ordered this affordable bodysuit off of Amazon by Yummie. 

Yummie is a brand that creates undergarments, activewear, and a selection of fashion pieces that incorporates elements of shapewear into its designs. Described as a “hug, not a squeeze.” 

If you want to give one a try this bodysuit (under $20) is a fantastic option. It’s NOT a thong (can you imagine?), and it has a high back, so you can wear it with your everyday bra and a universally flattering neckline. 

So why is this so great, and how can you wear it?

It’s kind of like wearing a tank top and Spanx at the same time. Wear it alone or as a layer under a summer-weight cardigan or light blazer.

I like it styled simply with shorts, jeans or a long pair of linen trousers for a tucked-in look that smoothes out your waistline.

Easy-peasy. 

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Why You Might LOVE a Bodysuit

6 thoughts on “Why You Might LOVE a Bodysuit”

  1. I loved bodysuits in college! Super comfy and easy to wear for a night out. I’m excited for this trend to return.

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  2. I like the idea of bodysuits and how they stay perfectly tucked in. I wore them in jr. high. But now I’m conscious of panty lines. Don’t bodysuits leave a panty line? I go out of my way to buy Soma vanishing edge panties to prevent this. I hate the idea of a thong bodysuit too, but that’s the only way I see a bodysuit working.

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  3. Advice for moms: one of the best decisions we ever made was to give our teenage girls a budget. We set a seasonal budget. They could buy what they wanted (I did get veto power over anything inappropriate.). They learned quickly why mom was a clearance rack and budget shopper. They also learned to prioritize.

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  4. I am so confused–you wear a bra and underwear under the body suit? Or is the body suit in place of a bra and underwear? Doesn’t the bra completely show through the fabric and become a bumpy mess?

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