I did it. After years of wondering if I could pull it off, I finally bought a bodysuit. I can’t take all the credit though, because as much as I don’t want to admit being a slave to trends, I wouldn’t have bought one if I hadn’t started seeing them pop up everywhere. My new love for them coupled with their sudden popularity is why June is all about the bodysuit. And thank goodness because I need to know all the ways to wear this trend since I now own one (and hope to buy a bunch more).
My desire for a bodysuit came after I tried one on randomly while shopping for shorts. If you have a short waist like me you may know the frustration that comes with shopping for shorts and then pairing them with tops. Everything looks frumpy unless it’s form-fitting. And even if you don’t have a short torso, I’m sure you can appreciate a top that stays put. Plus a bodysuit is sexy as all get out!
Basically this post is just an ode to Topshop and Free People. Although ASOS and Zara both have a lot of bodysuits, I was still drawn right back to Topshop and Free People with their variety of styles. Everything from long sleeve to halter styles, plunging necklines and off the shoulder. I went for the green Topshop lace-up bodysuit and it’s insanely comfortable. It is awesome wearing something you don’t have to constantly adjust or pull down. I will say that after trying on what felt like 50 bodysuits, I got real tired of snapping and unsnapping the crotch snaps but if that’s the only annoyance, I can live with it.
Here’s one thing I didn’t anticipate, not being able to wear a bra. Many of the popular bodysuit styles feature a lace up front, which ups the sexy and looks incredibly cute, but makes it difficult to wear a bra because of the plunging neckline. There are a lot of bodysuit styles with similar complicated plunging necklines or of the backless variety which pose an issue for those of us who rarely go braless. I have…I dunno an average sized chest (32 B/C) and I never go braless and I almost didn’t buy the bodysuit because…nipples! I don’t want to be nipplin’ all over town.
But I asked the girl working at Nordstrom what she would do and she said I could get petals to cover them, find a bra that goes low enough in front (she suggested Free People), or do what she does and not care. And then she kinda winked and I was like wow you’re the coolest chick ever I want to be like you. But if you do want to wear a bra, maaaaybe this bralette from Free People would work or maybe this halter or this halter. I’ll have to get back to you on that. Until then, free the nipple! Or do whatever you want cause it’s your body.
– Julia of Style and Cheek