5 Ways to Make Bodysuits Your New Favorite Basic
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5 Ways to Make Bodysuits Your New Favorite Basic

You might not yet consider the bodysuit a go-to trusty basic, but this versatile piece should earn a spot right up there with your plain white tees and jeans. Really. It’s the building block for an endless array of looks, from laid-back weekend jogger getups to polished pencil skirt ensembles. But one of the best parts of the elegant onesie is the svelte fit – bunching, bumpy shirt tails are not a problem, not to mention that donning the stretchy bodice in place of any tee or blouse makes your look way more sophisticated. If that’s not enough to get you aboard the bodysuit train, these five outfit options might just convince you.

How to Style a Turtleneck Bodysuit

It’s like your fave turtleneck, only better (and by better, we mean WAY hotter). This glitter-flecked number isn’t just eye-catching, but will also transform the way you do off-duty dressing: Slip on a pair of boyfriend jeans (and don’t worry about the relaxed fit — this bodysuit has your backside covered) and clogs for just the right amount of laid-back cool. Add a faux fur coat as your topper for a healthy dose of glam.

Reformation Starlight Bodysuit ($78), Maison Scotch Colourblocked Faux Fur Jacket ($338), M.i.h. Linda Jean ($245) + Free People Amber Orchard Clog ($168)

How to Style a Plunge-Neck Bodysuit

For a flirty date-night look, opt for a suit with a plunging neckline and a structured midi skirt. Sophisticated hemlines and sleeves balance out the top’s sassy showing of skin. Lace-up wedge booties give a boho note, while a gilded choker just begs for conversation.

For Love and Lemons Iris Bodysuit ($144), Forever21 Pleated Knee-Length Skirt ($18), Kelsi Dagger Martha Wedge ($130) + Cities in Dust Metropolis Choker ($186)

How to Style an Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit

Off-the-shoulder tops and overalls are a no-fail ensemble the fashion set loved all summer long. Take this chic and sweet pairing out this winter with a shoulder-baring bodysuit and a soft cotton jumpsuit. When it comes to the extras, stick with super sleek, modern pieces like a round, metallic crossbody and slip-on loafers.

Out from Under Innocent Off-the-Shoulder Bodysuit ($44), Mango Cotton Long Jumpsuit ($70), River Island Silver Croc Circle Bag ($54) + Calvin Klein Pamelle Pointy Toe Oxford ($109)

How to Style a Striped Bodysuit

Play with proportions and style a striped crewneck bodysuit with slouchy chambray pants. The contrast feels polished rather than unkempt, making this crazy comfy getup one you’ll want to take along to the office. Pair it with a structured jacket and a statement bauble to give this otherwise soft look some edge.

Body Editions Bom Striped Cotton-Jersey Bodysuit ($280), BDG Porter Slouchy Ankle Pant ($59), Topshop Faux Fur Shawl Biker Jacket ($110) + Corres Madrid Gold Plated Arch Double Ring ($130)

How to Style a Sleeveless Bodysuit

For your next night out, skip the bodycon and opt for a daring outfit with a little more personality. Take a sleek, mod-cutout bodysuit and layer it under a pair of charming printed trousers. Drape on a rustic-chic coat with sherpa details and two-tone bracelets for a minimalist-meets-androgynous edge.

Zara Fashion Cut Out Bodysuit ($26), Topshop Chevron Peg Trousers ($75), Rolla’s Beach Party Sherpa Coat ($168) + Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer Cetera Bangle ($138)

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