3 Ways to Style Bodysuits

There is no doubt bodysuits have evolved into a huge trend; they formed part of every AW and SS runway this year, and can be found anywhere from higher end luxury stores to affordable lower end brands.

 

While bodysuits have been highly popularized, they must be properly styled in order for them to reach their full appeal. Bodysuits are youthful, sexy, and fun—and they should be styled as such. Should they be worn on their own? Layered atop other pieces? Under a dress? You can find the answer to all these questions in the list we have created below.

 

Bodysuits were first popularized by Donna Karam in the 1960s—she called them the perfect base to build an outfit on top of. They can work as a base, or be transformed into a statement piece. This choice is up to you. Decide which of the different styles we have divided them into is meant for you:

 

Casual Denim

Body suits are in essence, under garments that have been transformed into a fashion staple. They can be dressed up, or dressed down, as in the case with this ‘casual denim’ style trend. As with any piece of clothing, bodysuits come in all shapes and sizes, fabrics and prints. The great thing about bodysuits is that they are adaptable towards all fashion styles, even the most casual of them.  The casual denim look is all about comfort, laidback style, and using the bodysuit as a base, rather than a statement piece. It’s a great way to switch up your style from a classic tee shirt, and try something different. Equally as basic, yet slightly more impressive. Pair with either skinny jeans, jean shorts, or a jean skirt. You can play around with the types of denim as well—dark wash, light wash, regular wash, and even solid colored denim pieces.

 

In this case, opt for a classic bodysuit that you can wear endless times without anyone noticing; a piece that you can restyle indefinitely. The Jake Button Down Stripe Bodysuit fits this style aesthetic perfectly—the long sleeves, scooped neckline, button up details, ribbed material, and stripped print make this the optimal garment for a casual outing.

 

Sleek Appeal

As previously mentioned, bodysuits can be dress up or down—in this case, we are dressing them up. These can be the perfect base for a sleek, elegant, and modern outfit idea. If you add a blazer, pleated trousers, leather pants, or a classy skirt, you can take your bodysuit to a whole other level of elegance. Pair with chunky gold jewelry, a statement bag, and your favorite heels to further dress up these pieces. In these occasions, properly styles bodysuits can be worn as office attire, to a dinner party, or any special occasion. Pair with a leather mini skirt for an ideal dinner party outfit as well.

 

The Lo Square Neckline with Slit Bodysuit in black is perfect for these occasions. While the bodysuit is made from a mix of polyester, cotton, and spandex—and may seem slightly casual at first sight, it has the potential to be dressed up and perceived completely different. The slightly puffed sleeves at character and edge to this bodysuit, making it much more of a statement piece than any other from the brand. The black color allows you room to play around with the style aesthetics, and vary the overall style much easier than if it was in any other colors. Pair with your favorite strappy heels or sandals for the optimal finish.

 

Athleisure Trend

The athleisure trend has been taking the fashion world by storm; from comfy joggers, to hip sport bras, and sneakers on the day to day, athleisure is in. Bodysuits pair perfectly well with this trend, as they can adapt to any. Underneath a sports jacket, beneath a pair of joggers, with a hoodie, a sweatshirt and even with sleek biker shorts—bodysuits are ideal for the athleisure aesthetic.

 

The Lina Ribbed Jersey Bodysuit Heather in grey, pairs with this trend ideally. The casual ribbed material is super comfortable, soft, stretchy, and ideal for any casual occasion. This bodysuit is perfect for your pilates and barre class, and then for a thrown on streetstyle look that will capture everyone’s attention. The garment includes features such as long sleeves, a scooped neckline, button up details in the center front. We have chosen the grey color as the most versatile option, but the garment is also available in black and mocha. Choose according to your personal aesthetic. This bodysuit can be worn with joggers and topped with a comfy jacket during the winter time, or worn with biker or sweat shorts during the spring and summer. The polyester composition of the materials make this an airy and breathable piece of clothing—a must have athleisure piece in every sports fanatic’s closet.