One of the most prevalent — but intimidating — fashion trends as of late is the bodysuit. You’ve likely seen it before: the form-fitting, sleeveless unitard that resembles a one-piece bathing suit, or something you might’ve worn to gymnastics as a kid.
Think it’s not for you? Don’t write it off just yet. Contrary to what you might think, bodysuits can actually be quite versatile and offer multiple benefits to an outfit. A huge misconception is that a bodysuit is going to be too tight and unflattering, when in reality, it actually acts like a form of Spanx — making it great to throw on as a base layer with your real outfit on top. For those feeling a little more adventurous, there are lots of gorgeous open-back bodysuits that look great paired with a high-waisted skirt or jeans — if you’re looking to take your outfit for a night out to the next level, this is an ideal look. Believe it or not, there are even a number of creative ways that bodysuits can actually be brought into the workplace. So often you see people in the office with shirts hanging out of their pants, or sporting an unfortunate wrinkled top in the middle of the afternoon. Bodysuits offer a sleek option to wear underneath a crisp blazer or fall sweater.
Here are some examples of bodysuits you can wear to create the looks mentioned above.
Babaton Charles Bodysuit
Get it at Aritzia $65 CAD
This stretchy fabric provides the coverage you’re looking for without feeling tight and oppressive. Consider adding some jewellery — the white will make a necklace’s colour really pop.
Lipsy Lace Up Front Velvet Bodysuit
Get it at ASOS for $59.84 CAD
Lace-up tops are all the rage right now — and from this bodysuit you can see why. The front lace-up gives your look a little more of a risque edge for a fun night out on the town.
Out From Under Ribbed Bodysuit
Get it at Urban Outfitters for $34 CAD
At first glance, this bodysuit may look boring to you — but it’s actually quite practical and something you’ll reach for again and again. Grab one of the nude colours to wear underneath your outfit, and no one will ever know it’s there.
What do you think of these bodysuits? Sound off in the comments below!