What to Wear with Every Kind of Bodysuit
We're going to be upfront about it: Bodysuits have their flaws. We all know the biggest turn-off: having to strip every time you need to use the bathroom (it can be a commitment). And even those that sport convenient hidden clasps can still be insanely uncomfortable.
But hear us out on its attributes. A bodysuit essentially doubles as shapewear—it slims and smooths. And its biggest draw? Making tucking and re-tucking a non-issue. It's why bodysuits have evolved from being leotards for ballerinas (or faux ballerinas if you're a barre class enthusiast) to being the preferred It-piece for the celebrity street-style elite. Kendall Jenner and Kim Kardashian have both publicly declared their love for the one-piece—if not vocally, then definitely sartorially with brands like Alix, Elisabetta Franchi, or Yeezy. Emma Roberts, too, is a fan of the bodysuit, integrating them into her off-duty wardrobe by pairing casual ribbed knit ones with high-waist denim flares.
And bodysuits themselves have come a long way. There are button-down bodysuits, strappy open-back pieces, and sexy one-shoulder ones. We could go on, but rest assured, there's one for every occasion. As proof, we selected five of our favorite bodysuits and gave each a high-waist pairing (to accentuate a waistline and create a flattering hourglass silhouette) that work for various events. From the workplace to a summer wedding, shop these bodysuit combos, below.
For the Workplace
The power bodysuit for power meetings (just think of all the time and energy you'll save from not having to tuck and re-tuck). Create a long lean line and style this button-down one-piece with a pair of summery wide-leg pants.
For Date Night
For Casual Weekend Outings
For a Fun Night Out
For a Dressy Event
Bring sexy back with this bodysuit that's conservative from the front and very liberal from behind with its strappy open back. Finish the look with this chic tie-front skirt or an elegant ground-grazing number if you're attending a black-tie affair.