I was pretty vocal on Twitter about my ambivalence about purchasing and wearing a bodysuit. Bodysuits are enjoying a Renaissance (remember the 90s?), but I am a student of ballet. I have dozens of leotards in a variety of colors, shapes and sizes. I wear them several times a week in class. Isn't a leotard just a bodysuit? Why do I need to get on board with the bodysuit trend? Well, call it the lure of the Topshop fashion siren, or a simple change of heart, but I broke down and bought two. One in black and one in pink. I would like to lay out my case:
Unlike leotards, it is much easier to use the bathroom. Snaps at the crotch, no disrobing required. Sorry, but I had to put it out there.
They are smooth under your clothing and don't come untucked. No ass-crack worries here.
They look amazing with high-waist flare jeans.
They suck you in. Think Spanx as outerwear.
They look amazing with high-waist midi-skirts.
They are super-comfy.
They look amazing with high-waist anything.
Wrap bodysuit: Topshop
Denim: Flea Market Flare by Madewell
Platform sandals: Forever 21
Black lace fringe kimono: H&M
Bag: Patchwork hobo by Kooba
Earrings: TJ Maxx