3 Reasons Why You Should Own A Bodysuit (If You Don’t Already)
You’ve seen them everywhere, even if you don’t know you have. We’re talking about bodysuits: those one-piece miracle fashion staples that offer beautiful, seamless style and have the ability to pull-together any ensemble. The reason you may not know you’ve seen a bodysuit is because they work their magic quietly: they don’t scream out that the person is wearing what essentially amounts to an adult onesie, albeit a whole lot more sexy and sleek. They’ve been a relatively unrecognized (and even occasionally spurned) hero of tops, but today, we’re going to sing their praises.
Read on to find out 3 amazing reasons you absolutely have to slip into a bodysuit, if you haven’t already.
- They Stay-Put
Anyone who’s ever spent the better part of their day doing damage control for a top that just won’t stay tucked in can appreciate the easy-breezy beauty of a bodysuit. Bodysuits snap into place at the crotch and then don’t budge. Not when you bend over, or crouch down or go from sitting to standing. Whether you’re wearing your bodysuit under a blouse or vest or cardigan as a layering piece or sporting it on its own, you can rest assured that your look will be in perfect place throughout the day.
- They’re Super Slimming
What now? A skin-tight bodysuit can actually make you look slimmer? Yes, it can. Of course, not all bodysuits are going to look right-and-tight on your figure, but the same can be said for any article of clothing in general. However, because bodysuits offer that uniform, unmoving coverage, they can actually conceal parts of your body that don’t inspire confidence. For instance, a bodysuit with vertical stripes will draw the eye in and down, while also negating the possibility of your top becoming untucked and exposing any flesh. The result is a streamlined, slimming silhouette.
- Options, Galore!
When it comes to bodysuits, you have a lot of variety from which to choose. You’re not limited to skin-tight options. There are many bodysuits that drape, like blouses, but unlike a blouse, provide that hold-fast style you’ll come to love. These make bodysuits perfect for everyday wear — even to work. In fact, since bodysuits are ideal layering pieces, they are perfect for workwear. Even a spaghetti-strap bodysuit can be worn under a blazer, blouse or cardigan for instantly office-appropriate fashion. Then, when the workday is over, you can ditch the outwear and rock that bodysuit with your pencil skirt or skinny-leg dress pants. Translation: this is a wardrobe staple that will enjoy a high-rotation, so don’t shy away from investing in the best bodysuits from the best brands. You’ll come to love these figure-flattering pieces, so don’t buy shoddy quality bodysuits that will rip or run within the first couple of wears. Remember: you get what you pay for.
And this leads us to your bodysuit considerations. You know why you should wear a bodysuit, so let’s get into what you need to know about donning this delightful style-hack.
Buy Quality. We’ve already touched on this but it bears repeating. You don’t have to break the bank to buy a bodysuit, but you should go with a bodysuit from a reputable brand. You can get a great piece for around $50 and it will last you years.
Buy Your Size. This may seem obvious, but you need to read the size chart and buy for your body. Not for the body you want or the body you think you have, but the body you actually live in. Bodysuits that are too big or small will not only look incredible unflattering, but they will also feel insanely uncomfortable. Break out the tape measure and get a handle on the measurements of your chest, waist and hips. Read the size chart and buy the size that aligns with those.
Pro-tip: Your waist measurement is about two inches above your belly button, not below your belly button. Low-rise pants have confused many people into thinking their waist measurement is just a little above their hips. Not so! Your natural waist is usually the smallest part of your midsection and should reflect that.
What are you waiting for? Slip into your first bodysuit! You’ll love it — promise!