Everyone in Hollywood Owns This Wardrobe Basic, and You Should Too

For the longest time, I didn’t see the point in spending a lot of money on basics, especially jersey staples like T-shirts. I would’ve rather saved up for the latest It dress, arm candy or shoes, scrimping on the foundation pieces that make a wardrobe more concise and ultimately more expensive-looking. But as I’ve gotten older, I want to get more out of the clothes I own, and while the sentiment doesn’t necessarily always apply in the world of fashion, I’ve found that you get what you pay for in terms of basics.

Wolford Bodysuit: Gigi Hadid wears Wolford's Colorado bodysuit

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Gigi Hadid styles her Wolford bodysuit with a checked shirt and tucked into slouchy jeans. 

Before lockdown—the first one in 2020—I don’t think I’d ever spent more than £20 on a pair of leggings. To be fair, they weren’t as integral to my outfits as they are today. However, as the fabrics wore thin with each wash, so did my patience. I decided to treat myself to a better pair (I chose Spanx Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings, £58), and thus, my new-found obsession with premium basics was born. Now, I’ve set my next jersey upgrade: Wolford’s iconic bodysuit.

Wolford Bodysuit: Natalie Portman wears Wolford's Colorado bodysuit

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Natalie Portman ensures her Wolford bodysuit looks the epitome of chic by shoulder-robing a checked blazer overtop. 

The Wolford bodysuit has become something of an A-list cult buy. Almost everyone in Hollywood owns at least one. The Colorado bodysuit, which features a jaunty turtleneck, is a particular favourite of Natalie Portman, Priyanka Chopra and Gigi Hadid. But what is it that sets them apart from, say, a typical high-street bodysuit? Let’s break it down, shall we?

Wolford Bodysuit: Priyanka Chopra wears Wolford's Colorado bodysuit

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Priyanka Chopra gives her Wolford bodysuit the coolest spin with winter whites and a soft neon shearling jacket. 

The bodysuits are made from an extra-soft viscose material with high natural fibre content, making them incredibly breathable. They also boast a stretchy, circular knit, which is super comfortable on the skin, and flat seams ensure a flawless fit against the body. Keen to know how they fare in real-time wear, I reached out to the rest of the Who What Wear team to find out if anyone had hands-on experience with the bodysuit before making the splurge. Turns out our editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, is a long-time fan of Wolford bodysuits and can confirm their God-tier status.

Who What Wear Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi keeps things classic by wearing her Wolford bodysuit tucked into high-waist trousers. 

"As someone who wears a lot of high-waisted and fitted trousers and skirts and is also short at 5'1'', I was repeatedly finding that longer tops and jumpers were ruining the silhouette of my outfits. I have a few cropped options, but even then, you don't get the smooth line that a bodysuit offers. I wanted one that felt luxe and grown-up and flattering, which is precisely what the Wolford bodysuit provides—it's because it's made out of a thick, stretchy and hosiery-like material, and with the brand's expertise in undergarments and controlwear, it's no great wonder that it's comfortable and form-hugging without being clingy."

Convinced? I am too. Scroll below to shop my edit of the Wolford bodysuit collection.

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