How to Wear Bodysuits
How to Wear Body Suits
Bodysuits are a versatile trend. But getting started can be confusing. How do you style a bodysuit? Wear them in these outfits:
- High-waisted jeans
- Full or A-Line skirts
- In a layered outfit
- Without a bra under thicker tops like sweaters
Learn more about these outfit ideas below!
Where to Buy Bodysuits?
Before you can start experimenting with outfits, you need a quality bodysuit that fits you.
If you're new to bodysuits it's best to find a few that are simple. Avoid the crazy ones for now and find some that are simple tees or tanks.
The best part is you can return them if you get the wrong size or you don't like the color.
If you have a long torso, big boobs and/or are over 5'8" you will probably find regular suits aren't comfortable. Try some that come in Tall sizes. These will give your torso more room and feel more comfortable.
Wear Bodysuits With Pants
To wear with pants choose a pair with a mid or high rise. It's possible to pair with low rise pants but make sure the thigh cut on the suit isn't too high.
With High-Waisted Jeans
As the high rise jeans trend hit hard again, thankfully so did the bodysuit! High waists and bodysuits go together so easily. They get rid of the excess fabric when tucking in a top. So high waist jeans or pants with a bodysuit creates an easy silhouette you build an outfit on.
Suits can stand alone as a top. To do this, choose a quality bodysuit with a neckline you like. Then throw on any pair of jeans.
Keep in mind that tight suits with skinny jeans create a tight silhouette. That might not work for your style or workplace. You can balance out the tightness of the top with boot cut or flare pants.
Or Add Layers
Adding layers over a body suit can really transform it. You can cover up a sheer top or add warmth. Layers on top can also add bulk to balance out skinny jeans.
Start with a simple suit. Add jackets, scarves, or cardigans for cooler days. A necklace or light scarf will work for spring and summer. A blazer or sharp jacket can make some bodysuits work appropriate.
What's Your Favorite Way to Wear a Bodysuit?
With Full or A-Line Skirts
Styling full skirts can be tricky. Full skirts need to be balanced with a smaller, higher waist. This leaves women with two options: either find a crop top or sweater that hits the skirts waist perfectly or tuck in a top.
Pairing body suits with full skirts is a no-brainer. Looking to balance a full skirt with a tighter top that won't come untucked? That's a bodysuit!
Choose bodysuits in basic, solid colors to make it easy to wear printed skirts.
Same rules apply as with jeans. Suits can be used as stand-alone tops or you can layer over them.
Bodysuits for Fall/Winter
Sure they work as easy tops, but how do you incorporate this trend into your wardrobe in cold months?
Layer Under Warmer Tops
Bodysuits provide a secure base layer. Layering in cold weather or cool offices results in bulky fabrics that come untucked. A bodysuit won't come untucked and keeps your outfit looking polished.
You can find them in thicker fabrics and long sleeved options, especially as temperatures drop.
Wear with Tights
How do you wear a bodysuit with tights? You can pull the tights or leggings on over the bottom of the suit. Or the leggings can go on first with the suit snapped over them.
Which method is more comfortable will depend on the fit of each item so go ahead and play around with it.
Other Body Suit Help
Still nervous to wear a bodysuit because of certain, ahem, logistics? Find the answers here.
What to Wear Underneath?
What do women usually wear under bodysuits? For most bodysuits your normal bra and panties will work fine. Some suits are thick enough that you can get away with no bra, especially if you're layering over it. Cheaper, sheer suits might need a tank or cami underneath.
How to Put on A Bodysuit
Most fashion body suits will have snaps at the bottom. With these putting them on is easy: pull it over your head like a shirt and snap the bottom underneath you.
Some don't have snaps, especially if they're made for dancers. These are a bit trickier. Step into it from the neck and pull it up to your hips. Put your arms through the holes and pull it over your shoulder. Yes, you'll have to reverse the entire thing to use the bathroom.
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