The 9 Most Grown-Up Ways to Wear a Bodysuit

Although the bodysuit has become a staple piece sold on almost every website we can think of, there still can be some hesitation on exactly how to wear one of these bodies. When are they useful? And when are they just an inconvenience? Bodysuits and layers, for example, are not bedfellows when it comes to festival season or an all-night party. They are good pals to workwear, great for a casual look you want to streamline and even better for when you want to tap into the "naked" dress or skirt trend that never seems to lose its potency in fashion circles. Dior and Miu Miu have used bodysuits galore for their spring/summer 2018 line-ups, so even if you're new to the concept, this one has legs.

Celebrities were early re-adopters of the '90s basic, and we know from Net-a-Porter that the newer, more comfortable designs from the likes of Body Editions never stay available for long. Now that they've been popular for a few seasons, we've been able to gather a sufficient amount of A-list proof to show you multiple easy ways you can pair your slim-fit body with the right bottoms. Keep reading to see the bodysuit looks that work—and shop the pieces to complete them.

Bodysuit + Vintage Jeans

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The classic go-to: Vintage jeans + black bodysuit + ankle boots. It's a winner, and model Hailey Clauson knows it.

Blouse-Style Bodysuit + Miniskirt

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Not all bodysuits are clingy, as many now come in blouse styles that just stay in place, thanks to their bodysuit cut—perfect for when you want to have part of your outfit as a looser fit.

Bodysuit + High-Waisted Baggy Trousers

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What better way to balance out the big proportions of baggy trousers than with a super-tight bodysuit? You can always trust Bella Hadid to problem-solve for us.

Off-the-Shoulder Silhouette + Bodysuit

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Love that off-the-shoulder style but feel like it's a bit showy on a casual day? Then layer one of these little bodysuits underneath instead like Kendall Jenner.

Bodysuit + Peekaboo Layers

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When you want to wear risqué pieces but want to maintain your modesty, we suggested following Susie Lau's route and making a statement out of a black bodysuit underneath everything.

Lace Bodysuit + Ladylike Suit

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Who says bodysuits are just for jeans or party outfits? Emily Ratajkowski shows how they can be handy for suiting: A thin-gauge jersey or lace bodysuit is great for layering up in.

Bodysuit + Pencil Skirt

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Fitted pencil skirts deserve to not have dodgy VPLs, so make like Ashley Graham and opt for a neat, body-hugging bodysuit to go with one.

Tank Bodysuit + Leather Trousers

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Leather pants aren't known for their roomy qualities, so wearing a streamlined bodysuit underneath a pair makes total sense. Thanks for the heads-up, Kourtney Kardashian.

Bodysuit + Sheer Dress

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Emma Roberts's semi-opaque dress is perfect for girls who want to do this trend without feeling OTT—thanks to the demure amount of coverage, this looks sweet instead.