The Different Types of Bodysuits (& When to Wear Them)
What Is a Bodysuit?
What Are the Different Types of Bodysuits
Since bodysuits are essentially a shirt with a clasp on the bottom, they come in just as many styles as shirts do.
When you think of bodysuits, you probably think of a tightly fitted tank top bodysuit. That definitely is a popular style, but bodysuit styles include:
- Tank tops
- Long sleeve
- Scoop neck
- Turtle neck
- Halter top
- Strappy back
- Puffy sleeve/shoulder
Basically, if it can be a top, it can be a bodysuit. The only real difference is that bodysuits have to be form-fitting–at least below the waist–in order to fasten. Other than that, there are really no limitations when it comes to bodysuit styles.
What Are Bodysuits Used For?
Bodysuits are extremely versatile and can be worn in a variety of looks. Bodysuits have a similar look to dancing leotards, so they give any look a more relaxed, sporty vibe.
They also work great for making sure your top stays tucked in. Because bodysuits fasten with a snap, they’ll stay put and won’t ride up.
That makes bodysuits great for pairing with high-waisted bottoms, like pants, shorts, or skirts. Bodysuits also work well with looser bottoms since they’re usually form-fitting and provide the perfect balance.
When & How to Wear Body Suits
While bodysuits might not be what first comes to mind for workplace attire, they can work great in business casual environments. All you need to do is balance the outfit to make sure it’s work appropriate.
Because most bodysuits are form-fitting, look for a long-sleeved bodysuit that doesn’t show as much skin, like the Deanna Long Sleeve Bodysuit in black.
The neutral, solid colour means you can combine this bodysuit with almost anything. To make it a workplace look, pair this bodysuit with a pair of high-waisted, wide-leg trousers.
Bodysuits can definitely work for formal or semi-formal events if you style them right. Look for a bodysuit with unique details, like the Lenore Bodysuit.
The square neckline with centre detail elevates it above your average bodysuit. It complements longer necklaces perfectly. Pair it with a high-waisted skirt and heels to complete the look.
Casual looks are where bodysuits shine since they’re inspired by athletic wear. You can wear almost any bodysuit for a casual look, but you can’t go wrong with a knit tank top style one like the Tarni Knit Bodysuit.
This bodysuit looks great with a pair of high-waisted, distressed jeans for the ultimate casual look. Or embrace the athleisure trend and pair them with the matching Tarni Knit Shorts.
For a beachy look, your favourite one-piece swimsuit can double as a bodysuit in a pinch. Otherwise, a bodysuit like the Amabella Bodysuit in Periwinkle is great for a day at the beach.
The nautical stripes and spaghetti straps create a relaxed, summery feel. All you need to do is pair it with some shorts and a sun hat, and you’re set for the beach.