Bodysuit Style Guide 2018
Above: Montelle Intimates FW17 Cabaret Kisses Bodysuit.
by Melissa Cherniss
Bodysuits are the perfect staple piece for the girl who is always on-the-go. They are simple, chic and can be paired easily with just about anything hanging in the closet. Getting ready has never been easier. Minimal effort is required to style a bodysuit a pair of high waisted pants, a belt, and trendy jacket. But this is just one of the many examples to turn a bodysuit into a fashionable look. Our Bodysuit Style Guide gives you a few more examples of how you can take the best bodysuits of the season and wear them for any social function.
There are those few occasions when you know your day is going to be prolonged by after work social event. Perhaps it’s heading to happy hour with colleagues or visiting a friends art gallery; either way, why run all the way home for an outfit change? It’s so much easier, to wear something that is professional by day and stylish by night. This Baro Bodysuit by Lovers + Friends is suitable for both occasions. The asymmetrical strap suggests the piece hints a bit of trend onto the classic silhouette. Pair this piece with a blazer and jeans and be set for those long days.
2. Casual Fridays
Perhaps this is the best day at the office, right? It’s a fun way to showcase personal style without gaining any repercussions. So why not trade a white button down for a trendier option? A little color and fabric texture can help create a subtle statement. However, this bodysuit will work best with looser fitted bottoms. The entire top of the garment is elasticated to prevent the top from falling past the bust. Seeing there is also elastic along the leg holes; loosely fitted bottoms are highly recommended. Who can beat this steal from Urban Outfitters for less than 30$?
Brunch, another trend that everyone is eating up alive (yes, pun intended). What a great excuse to gather around with friends, discussing the joys of life with bubbly in hand? The Leela Bodysuit by Donna Mizani is perfect for the occasion. The ribbed fabric contains a touch of spandex that will allow some stretch over the body. Not to mention, the vertical lines will create a slender illusion as the fabric stretched over the belly, once it’s filled with avocado toast. Plus, the low cut V creates a fabulous fashion statement.
4. Family Affairs
Family events can be a stressful occasion. Acting as the host/hostess potentially means prepping and cooking until a half an hour before the guests arrive. With the race against time, and needing to look the part when the guests arrive, is it necessary to spend it on ironing out wrinkles? It will also eliminate the worry of needing of tucking in a shirt. This beautiful Elements Bodysuit by Josie Natori will create a beautiful addition to your family event.
5. Date Night
Now and then it’s nice to have a night on the town and dress the part with a significant other. The Natalia Bodysuit by Bluebella will help create a profound statement by walking the fine line of alluring manner. Nonetheless, the bodysuit is still gorgeous. The plunging scalloped neck neckline will inevitably leave the mind wandering. This garment can easily be styled with a skirt or pants, depending on preference.
6. Late to Work, Again
Some mornings, time is of the essence. Especially after three missed alarms and one too many snooze buttons. Having a go-to bodysuit that can literally be paired with anything having in the closet; is a must. Think of it as fashions version of a safety net, but still super cute. The All Day Bodysuit (yes, that’s the actual name of the bodysuit) by Lively contains classic lines that are suitable for ANY occasion.
7. Girls Night Out
A night of letting loose with the girls probably includes dancing, cocktails and a little bit of gossip. So, why not spice things up a bit with some print? Leopard is always a fun way to add a little pizazz. The Nathalie Bodysuit by LA With Love contains spandex material paired and is designed with a scoop neck ensuring the maximum coverage and support for the bust.
By the third day of a music festival, the last thing anyone would want to deal with is a constricting outfit. This Everyly Bodysuit by Eastnwest Label is so cute to throw on with a pair of jean shorts and some combat boots. Major obsession with the super low cut front paired with the racer back for extra support (there are very few people who would like to take the time to adjust themselves in the middle of their favorite song).