For the longest time, I really didn't get the hype surrounding bodysuits. Surely they're incredibly uncomfortable. Wouldn't the cut give me VPL through my jeans? These are a couple of things that were holding me back from actually trying one. Then I did, and everything changed. Now, I don't wear bodysuits on a daily basis, but I do have a couple in my basics drawer which I think have elevated my outfits. That's right; elevated. Most are made from stretchy fabrications, which mould perfectly to your shape, making for a clean and fuss-free silhouette that allows for endless styling options. This is an easy starting point for a great outfit.
To better prove my point, I've assembled eight bodysuit outfit ideas I think showcase the staple at its best. From jeans and denim skirts to tailoring and statement prints, there's no pairing a bodysuit won't work with. Scroll on, I’ll show you.
1. Bodysuit + Demin Skirt + Boots
Style Notes: Bodysuits are great for styling with items where you want to ensure your top doesn't ride up. Pair with an on-trend denim skirt for a look that's simple but feels extremely current.
2. Bodysuit + Blazer Dress + Patterned Tights
Style Notes: Mini hemlines are all over the runway and market this season; whenever I wear something shorter than where my fingertips reach, I always pip a bodysuit on underneath for extra coverage and warmth.
3. Shirt + Bodysuit + Wide-Leg Trousers
Style Notes: Bodysuits loan themselves well to layering situations; take Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, who has styled her now sold-out Zara (yes, Zara!) bodysuit with a loose shirt overtop.
4. Bodysuit + Suit
Style Notes: Slouchy tailoring is still very much a thing this season; counteract the volume by wearing a simple, vest-style bodysuit as your top.
5. Bodysuit + Gilet + Jeans
Style Notes: There's no easier outfit than a bodysuit and jeans! Personally, I prefer thin styles so as to eliminate the cut of the suit from being visible through the denim. Ever the reliable layering piece, I love Anna's combination of a long-sleeve bodysuit and sheepskin gilet.
Style Notes: Combine two of the above outfits to create this sleek blazer, bodysuit, and denim skirt triad. Then, for the ultimate 2023 finish, round things off with a pair of slingback shoes.
7. Bodysuit + Leather Trousers
Style Notes: Don't think you need to stick to black, white and beige—bright bodysuits are an easy way to pep up your basics and bring some colour into your daily wares. Just ask Isabelle, who uses hers to lift a pair of leather trousers.
8. Bodysuit + Printed Skirt + Clutch Bag
Style Notes: For a low-key evening ensemble, a bodysuit is a great starting point. From there, add a sleek skirt or trousers, grab your fanciest bag, and voila! You're good to go.