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How to Wear a Bodysuit

March 10, 2017

I think I remember wearing a bodysuit back in high school. It might have been crushed velvet. Yep. Definitely was. The whole concept of a bodysuit, admittedly, is a little odd. A leotard under your outfit? Another thing to unbutton during your 45 seconds of alone time (if you are lucky) when using the bathroom? That being said, I’ve been seeing them everywhere lately and decided to give them a second look. The verdict? They are chic and polished and can be worn a bajillion ways and therefore (you guessed it) I’m deeming the bodysuit a versatile wardrobe staple. Or, in the very least, something you should reconsider. I’m going to show you how to wear a bodysuit not one, but two ways. I created these looks around two basic bodysuits, one more casual and one more work appropriate. Abby also put together some fun graphics to show ways to accessorize each outfit for various occasions. In both outfits, I paired the bodysuit with looser bottom for more balance. When wearing something tight on the top, I like to wear something less form fitting on the bottom and visa versa. Ok, meet the bodysuit (or say, hello again, if it’s been a while)…

How to Wear a Bodysuit: Look 1 Polished Casual

the motherchic wearing anthropologie body suit

the motherchic wearing anthropologie pilcro jeans and bodysuit

the motherchic wearing anthropologie culottes


Bodysuit (also comes in striped/sleeveless/longsleeve) | High-Rise Cropped Wide Leg Jeans | Mules (Abby’s DIY mules!) | Saddle Bag | Everyday Round Sunglasses | Black Onyx Ring | Tassel Earrings

Layer this look with neutral accessories for a casual vibe. To elongate the leg when wearing a wide leg crop pant look for a nude sandal. A touch of peach lip gloss will add feminine flare.

How to Wear a Bodysuit: Look 2 Workwear Chic

the motherchic wearing free people bodysuit and tracy reese pants

the motherchic wearing free people bodysuit and kate spade floral bag


Bodysuit | Wrap Front Pants | Wedges (old, similar here) | Rose Bag | Sunglasses

Take this look to the office with a structured blazer and tortoise shades. For a night out or impromptu happy hour grab a bright clutch and comfy espadrille. Finish the look with a pop of red lip stain.

More ways to wear bodysuits! (image is clickable!)

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Ok sound off. Thoughts on the bodysuit? Yay or nay?

  • Nina
    March 11, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    I love the idea of the bodysuit because you don’t have to worry about your cami riding up under a sweater. Thanks for featuring so many different kinds at various price points. I’m more likely to wear one under a long cardigan than on its own, though. It just reminds me too much of going to dance clubs in the 90s 😉

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