Bodysuits, like rompers, jumpsuits (and maybe most fashion trends), used to intimidate me. Here you have this form fitting top that’s gonna reduce your bathroom-going efficiency (lol, this was a big reason I had a hard time embracing rompers and jumpsuits 😛 ) and until recently, I mostly saw it on the likes of Kim Kardashian. Nothing against Kim, but our styles couldn’t be more different! I just didn’t see this as something I could embrace. Enter: my high-waisted denim craze. All of the sudden, my shirts are either front-tucked, side knotted, or fully tucked in. I’m constantly fussing with the excess fabric in the hopes of creating a smooth silhouette. And then it hit me, Bodysuits! They were made to solve this exact issue! And, like with most things, there are a million different kinds that makeup the spectrum from Kim and Kylie to me, mommin’ in burbs.
I’m sure I’m not the only one hesitant to bodysuit-it-up, so I thought it would be a good idea to showcase their versatility. Here are four ways I recently styled my bodysuit:
(1) Bodysuit + High-Waisted Jeans
The vision that sparked it all! And it definitely doesn’t disappoint. I’ve mentioned my “rule” of fitted on the top, flowy on the bottom (and vice versa) before, but more and more, I’m finding exceptions. While a bodysuit is definitely a tighter garment in general, it certainly doesn’t have to be molded to you like a swimsuit. Choose a fabric and cut that works with your style. This would look equally great with mid-rise or low-rise jeans and I’m looking forward to pairing this bodysuit with my favorite, distressed white denim soon.
I threw on a belt to highlight my waist, but you could easily go sans. I’ve shared my blingy sneakers on IG Stories before; these are really comfy and wide-foot friendly. I also love these simple but statement silver drop earrings, similar here. Great for a formal or casual look 🙂
(2) Bodysuit + Palazzo Pants
Now, these two were definitely made for each other. The loose flowy look of palazzos just screams for a sleek, fitted top. This could be a great substitute for a typical dress or skirt occasion. These particular palazzos are super petite-friendly!
I’m loving statement earrings right now and these red, beaded tassel earrings can add an amazing pop to any neutral outfit. Also, these metallic slides have all the comfort of a flip flop with lot more style. And who doesn’t love a scarf wrap? Its practical and fashionable! I grabbed this red one from a street vendor in Manhattan (sigh, memories!) but just about any bright or colorful scarf/shawl will complement a neutral look like this!
(3) Bodysuit + Skirt
Honestly speaking, any skirt would be great paired with a bodysuit, but I’m a fan of flowy, mini-skirts in warm weather. Black wouldn’t have necessarily been my first choice to pair with this teal/green skirt, but I actually really love the pairing. I’m on the hunt for a white tank bodysuit, because that I think would also be great. My white & lucite criss cross sandals are no longer available, here is a similar option. The gold sandals are a recent purchase that I am so excited about! These would go great with Indian outfits, as well 🙂 And the statement earring obsession continues with these two pairs of beaded white and gold earrings.
(4) Bodysuit + Shorts
Specifically paperbag-waist shorts, which really lend themselves tucking in, although any shorts will do 😛 No more worrying about your top riding up when your out playing with your kids, this bodysuit’s got ya covered! I paired this look with some comfy yet stylish neutral sandals. My wooden drop earrings are no longer available, but I have linked some other cool wooden styles (here, here, here, and here) that will totally add that rustic and trendy *special something* to your casual outfits 🙂
So as you can see, casual or formal, bodysuits are a must-have! The bodysuit I am wearing is no longer available, but here are some similar options that I think you should try:
Definitely be on the lookout for bodysuits that are marketed as shirts, there are a lot of shapewear styles out there meant to be worn underclothing.
What do you think girls? If you weren’t already on the bodysuit-train, do you think you’d be interested in giving them a shot? What are some other spring-summer must-have pieces that you think I should look into? Let me know in the comments!! Also, be sure to follow me on Instagram (BittaFab) and Facebook (BittaFab) for more daily content.