The most versatile items I own are my bodysuits. More often than not, it’s actually what I wear in lieu of a regular shirt. Here’s why: they can be worn casually or dressy. They’re both slimming and smoothing, helping to accentuate your waistline. They eliminate any line breaks through your outfit. What I mean by “line breaks” is that visually, when you wear a bodysuit, you’re cutting out the distraction of a shirt hem and a pant/skirt hem, which can visually alter your appearance and create a busy and boxy look. Bodysuits ensure a flawless tuck and elongate your midsection. They’re a slam freaking dunk as far as I’m concerned, and I’ve found that my cheapie ones are usually my favorite. Save your money and head over to Forever 21, where I’m still shamelessly shopping at 37 years old! Balling on a budget knows no age restrictions.
I’m showing you here how I have styled the same simple Forever 21 bodysuit in three different ways so you can see the true versatility. This color is sold out but there are really similar ones at the same pricepoint here and here.
The first look is perfect for the office, a date, or a night out with friends. You could pair it with a blazer and a closed toe heel for a more formal professional look. It comes across as chic and elegant without looking like you’re trying too hard. It’s also a perfect match for these high-waisted pants.
Next, I’m showing you a casual way to incorporate this bodysuit. Paired with simple khaki shorts, a belt, and leather slides, it becomes a basic white tee, only it’s not slouchy or boxy. It’s the simplest way to take a really basic outfit and make it look cute without putting forth any great effort.
Lastly, I’ve got a more feminine, romantic look. A maxi skirt and espadrilles are a perfect pair to go along with the bodysuit. A fitted top would appear sloppier and be way less flattering. The bodysuit elongates my torso (I’m really all legs and have the shortest torso on the block) so it appears that I have a longer waist than I do. Smoke and mirrors, ladies – and knowing your body!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on bodysuits! I urge you to give them a try, and not worry too much about the peeing aspect- it’s far less complicated than peeing in a romper!