One Piece, Two Ways: The Bodysuit


A bodysuit is one of the most versatile trends you can add to your wardrobe this spring. It makes for a cool going-out outfit, serves as a practical base-layer at the office, and works just about anywhere in between. If you like the tucked-in t-shirt look, you’re going to love what a bodysuit does for your silhouette (Have you seen Beyoncé lately?!). We’re showing you two trendy ways to wear a bodysuit that will make you wonder how you ever lived without one.

After hours: A bodysuit plus a great pair of jeans has the comfort of your favourite denim-and-tee combo, but instantly amps up the cool-factor. Burnt orange is all the rage right now, and we found a funky fringe jacket that makes the perfect topper, whether you’re headed to a party or to brunch. Heeled ankle boots give this pairing a more grown-up vibe, but a strappy sandal would work equally well if you’re looking for something more casual.  

9-5: The great thing about a mock-neck bodysuit is that you will never look either underdressed or overdressed while wearing it. Sound perfect for work? We thought so too. A wide-leg dress pant balances out the form-fitting shape, and creates a nice juxtaposition of texture and colour. Think of the bodysuit as a base, and reach for a belted vest or cropped blazer to pull the look together. A flash of gold on your wrist finishes the outfit and makes it feel high-end.

So, will you be embracing the bodysuit? Let us know how you feel about the trend! And PS – because we know you ladies are wondering, the bodysuit has snap button closures at the crotch, so you won’t have any awkward moments in the bathroom.

Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks in this post (check stores for availability):

Look #1 – After hours

Black bodysuit: American Eagle Outfitters, $24.95
Fringe jacket: Garage, $79.95
Skinny jeggings: Garage, $44.95
Ankle boots: Hudson's Bay (Steve Madden), $160.00
Black shoulder bag: Aldo, $55.00
Belt: American Eagle Outfitters, $24.50

Look #2 – 9-5

Black bodysuit: American Eagle Outfitters, $24.95
Navy dress pants: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $248.00
Black vest with tie waist: Reitmans, $60.00
Striped stilettos: Hudson's Bay (Calvin Klein), $125.00
Gold cuff: Le Chateau, $19.95
Metallic clutch: Aldo, $48.00

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