I’m talking about the bodysuit, a staple of the modern-day woman’s wardrobe (or at least it should be!). I’ve been wanting one for absolutely ages. Essentially a one-piece suit, the body solves the problem of the excess bulge of fabric caused by tucking in a top or shirt, and confers a sleek, streamlined silhouette on the wearer.
There are so many variations of the body, from 70s-style turtle necks, to wrap v-necks, to the more contemporary cutout shoulder and Bardot necklines. I particularly like ‘Athleisure’-inspired pieces, which embrace clothing with a fitness focus such as these elegant ballet leotards from Ballet Beautiful and this strappy yoga one from Free People. Check out also this beautiful soft green one from Mango, which I’ve been coveting for ages!
I got this long-sleeved wrap body suit by Danish brand Just Female, from ASOS. The geometric-patterned lace adds a modern edge to the ballerina-inspired wrap v-neck. I’m planning to wear it with a red pleated midi skirt for impact and a sterling silver circle lariat necklace to offset those bold black lines within the fabric of the top.