why we love bodysuits
Credit: Courtesy

Below is an excerpt from “Shhh, We're Wearing Bodysuits,” which originally appeared on PureWow. Read the full story at

The bodysuit has crept back into our wardrobes. And it’s time for you to get in on this action, too. In new lightweight fabrics, as well as leaner and more flattering styles, it's come a long way from your elementary school dance recital (and it makes getting dressed in the morning a breeze). Here’s how to make this layering basic work for you.

Best under a jacket The tiny stand-up collar and concealed back zipper make this H&M piece a sleek alternative to silk shirts. The powder beige hue is our favorite. ($35)

Best under a chunky sweater Thanks, Capezio. Your turtleneck leotard not only covers every possible inch of spare skin, but it's also refreshingly free of French-cut legs. ($30)

Best with a slim skirt This cotton button-front shirt from Bradamant won't ever come untucked. And you can choose between thong and full-panty bottoms. ($70)

Best for a night out Madame SuperTrash's lace bodysuit is just the right amount of va-va-voom when worn over a black bra for evening. ($112)