Bodysuits: Your New Wardrobe Building Block

Bodysuits: Your New Wardrobe Building Block

There’s a new basic on the block. Bodysuits have quickly surpassed yoga pants and even the Little Black Dress as women’s go-to wardrobe staple – and with good reason! The classic all-in-one item creates a base layer that’s versatile and stylish, making looking put together a breeze without having to try too hard or wear too many clothing items. In fact, bodysuits often eliminate the need for panties, bras, and take the place of a top! The one-and-done aspect of a bodysuit is just the beginning for why this article of lingerie is your new best friend when it comes to basics.

If you aren’t familiar with bodysuits already, they are a single piece of clothing similar to a one-piece swimsuit, leotard, or teddy that covers the torso and hips coming together in the crotch. Bodysuits first originated in the 1950s but have since evolved from a practical garment to a fashion statement. Fast forward to today, and bodysuits have not only maintained their relevance but have also transformed into a versatile wardrobe staple with endless styling possibilities. A bodysuit tucked into a high-waisted skirt instantly exudes sophistication, while pairing one with distressed denim creates an edgy, chic look!

A side-by-side of a scoop neck style bodysuit versus a bodysuit with a plunge neckline

Bodysuits come in a variety of styles, from simple scoop necks, like the Romy Bodysuit, to daring plunge fronts, like the Natalia Bodysuit and Cosabella Never Say Never Tie Me Up Deep V Teddy. They can be made from various materials, like sexy lace, everyday cotton, and contouring spandex. Bodysuits can be paired with a variety of different bottoms, like jeans, skirts, shorts, or nothing at all! The versatility allows for them to be worn on any occasion whether it’s a relaxed day at home, dressed up for date night, or layered professionally for work.

Woman standing outside in a sheer black bodysuit with a high-neckline and jacket draped over

Bodysuits are extremely flattering and comfortable which is why many women gravitate towards them. They’re generally free from wardrobe malfunctions, too! After all, the original bodysuit was made for dancers and athletes. This makes bodysuits, like the Free People Intimately FP Night Rhythm Corset Bodysuit, the perfect choice for a night out with the girls free of inhibitions. Looking for something a little more lacy that still provides adequate coverage? Try a similar style in the Free People Intimately FP If You Dare Bodysuit. If you’re craving the simplicity of a black dress in bodysuit form, the Atelier Amour Mystic Shadow Bodysuit, Kiki De Montparnasse Merci Beaucoup Bodysuit, or Freya Fatale Thong Bodysuit are striking styles in a signature black shade.

Woman wearing thong style black bodysuit while standing

A bodysuit can be a great option when it comes to layering or lounging. Because it fits snugly to the body, it creates a seamless silhouette that wears smoothy under other items. For more casual situations, we love the Free People Intimately FP Tati Seamless Tube Bodysuit or the Collezione Privata Pino Modal Thong Back Bodysuit. If you’re searching for something a little more elevated that’s still on the casual side, the Free People Intimately FP Wild Bunch Bodysuit is the perfect in-between.

Woman standing wearing a bodysuit with cut-out detail on bottom

Lastly, it’s no secret that when worn on their own, bodysuits always make a sexy statement. Because it’s just one item, it certainly cuts down on the time it takes to get undressed. A bodysuit is a great entry-level item into the world of lingerie and intimate apparel. We love the Only Hearts Whisper Sweet Nothings Coucou Bodysuit, their Coucou Lola Minimal Bodysuit, and the Atelier Amour Douce Insomnie Open Bodysuit.

In a world where fashion trends come and go in the blink of an eye, the bodysuit stands as a beacon of timeless style and comfort. From its humble beginnings as a functional undergarment to its current status as a versatile fashion staple, the bodysuit has evolved to meet the needs and desires of the modern woman who’s always in need of basics.

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