No, it’s not the Backstreet Boys – but bodysuits that are back! Once relegated to the 80s, bodysuits are back with a bang. In an age where time is short and multifunctionality means greater convenience, the bodysuit is practical, comfortable and stylish.
Much like choosing a blouses, to choose a bodysuit you need to look for a style that is complementary to your figure, whether that’s sleeveless, V-neck or high-neck. And if you can pull it off, this season calls for an 80s look as puffy shoulders are back in fashion.
The figure-hugging bodysuit is ideal for slender figures. If you’re worried about going braless, wear a strapless bra, or one with see-through straps in the case of especially tight, figure-hugging suits. A little tape can also be used if you’re concerned about a wardrobe malfunction. If you have a few rolls you’d like to cover up, opt for a suit with ruffles and other detailing that will distract attention away from the waist.
A bodysuit can be a great alternative to a shirt if you want to wear a suit. High-waisted pants and skirts combined with a bodysuit will look great if you’re looking to highlight your midsection. For a more casual look, try pairing with denim. Match with boyfriend jeans for a cute, trendy look. If you’re planning a fancy dinner or a night on the town, opt for a more indulgent material, such as red velvet, leather or metallic finishes.
Shop our pick of bodysuits right here:
1. THE MUST-HAVE BLACK BODYSUIT
Pair with… high-rise denim
Boohoo basic twist front bodysuit in black
Dr Denim Nora high rise mom jean
2. THE PUFFED-SLEEVE BODYSUIT
Pair with… a midi skirt
Wayf Sav puff-sleeve bodysuit
Kayra high-rise flared midi skirt – Use code MK77 for upto 15% off
3. THE SLINKY LEATHER BODYSUIT
Pair with… a pencil wrap skirt
Lisa Marie Fernandez Black Women’s Goldwyn bullet one-piece
Reserved wrap front midi skirt – Use code MK77 for upto 15% off
4. THE WORK-APPROPRIATE BODYSUIT
Pair with… wide-legged trousers
Free Police Turnt copper jersey bodysuit
Urban Bliss black spot wide leg trousers
5. THE STATEMENT RED BODYSUIT
Pair with… mom jeans
Good American red velvet bodysuit
H&M mom jeans – Use codes MM205 or HH605 for upto 25% off
6. THE V-NECK BODYSUIT
Pair with… a high-waisted pencil skirt
V-Neck top bodysuit – Use code MK77 for upto 15% off
Asos Design high waisted pencil skirt
7. THE CHIC SLEEVELESS BODYSUIT
Pair with… a patterned midi skirt
Elisabetta Franchi sleeveless bodysuit – Use code AC730 for upto 10% off
ASOS DESIGN leopard jacquard bias midi skirt in nude