7 Fabulous Ways to Wear Bodysuits like Ri-Ri ...

By Kati

7 Fabulous Ways to Wear Bodysuits like Ri-Ri ...

There is no denying that it takes a lot of confidence to wear bodysuits. It feels like stepping outside in your underwear at times! It seems the '80s trend is definitely making a comeback, though. Even Rihanna has been snapped in a cute sheer-and-sequin bodysuit, while partying at a carnival in Barbados. So how do you wear bodysuits without looking crazy, or half-naked?!

Table of contents:

  1. 1. The Inspiration…
  2. 2. Skirted…
  3. 3. Mesh…
  4. 4. Bold…
  5. 5. Intergalactic…
  6. 6. Grunge…
  7. 7. Long-Sleeved…

1 The Inspiration…

The Inspiration… Rihanna’s friend Melissa Forde shared a number of snaps of the singer getting ready, including this one which shows the glitzy bodysuit in it’s entirety. The backless design also features a sequined collar and sides, along with cut-out areas just above the hips. Rihanna went for a low-key way to wear bodysuits shoe-wise, teaming her white outfit with monochrome converse, and her naturally curly hair. She even went for barely-there makeup! Just leave that veil at home unless you are going to a carnival too…

2 Skirted…

Skirted… Don’t fancy showing off your thighs? Go for a classic retro-styled bodysuit, and team it with a tight leather skirt. I love this Love & Liberty Monaco bodysuit from ASOS, with its soft cotton material and sweetheart neckline, and there are plenty of similar ones around. Then opt for a short retro leather mini and some metallic sandals. Bright red lips will finish the look – it’s very Sandy from Grease!

3 Mesh…

Mesh… Mesh has been everywhere this season, and bodysuits are no exception. There is no real way to pull a bra off with this look, so if going bra-less isn’t an option, give it a miss. Otherwise, grab a high-necked suit and team it with tight trousers or rock it on its own with sheer black heels. This ASOS bodysuit has a stretch cotton back with low legs, making it feel more like a short playsuit than a bodysuit, which is perfect if you are feeling shy.

4 Bold…

Bold… Bold prints are another seasonal trend that seem to have covered everything, and the look works very well on a skimpy bodysuit. I love this pale-pink and black version from ASOS, which features a very low-cut back along with an eye-catching minds eye symbol. Go for a grunge glamor look by wearing it with big earrings (I totally need these cross ones!), bold lips and chunky shoes. Tie-dye shorts are a great way to cover up when you need to, too.

5 Intergalactic…

Intergalactic… Victoria Beckham’s new collection features a galaxy-print shirt that all the fashion critics loved, so you can be sure it’ll be all over the high streets soon enough. This ASOS bodysuit has the same space-age feel, featuring stars, fire and rain, along with a scoop neckline and low back. It’s a thicker material than you’d expect, making it flattering and warm, and it looks stunning worn with glamorous accessories such as dangly earrings, strappy sandals or embellished shorts.

6 Grunge…

Grunge… This Freak of Nature jumpsuit from ASOS combines a grunge feel with a very retro style. The thick straps, bandeau top and full briefs create curves, and the striped panels add a modern touch of color. There is even under-bust cut-out areas. It’s made from jersey, which is thick enough to flatter and smooth, and means it can be worn with almost anything. For festivals and parties, go for cut-off denim shorts. On cooler days, try denim skinnies or a plain maxi skirt.

7 Long-Sleeved…

Long-Sleeved… Not all of the ways to wear bodysuits involve flashing the flesh, and this Aqua Porta bodysuit from ASOS is ideal for covering up. For a classic look, opt for the black version and team with white linen trousers or a fashion-forward white peplum skirt. The neon orange version has a much more casual, eye-catching look, but is perfect teamed with toned-down black – try a midi length leather skirt for best results! I love the paneled seams, cut-out back and round neckline. It’s comfort personified.

So, are you tempted to try any of these ways to wear bodysuits?! It’s a look that can seem really daunting, but worn right, it’s very high fashion. It’s super flattering, too – give it a try next time you are planning a big Nando’s feast! Do you have a great way to wear bodysuits? Let me know!

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