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While some have embraced the comeback of the bodysuit, there’s still many wondering when and why would I wear a bodysuit instead of a regular shirt? Unless you are going for a crop top look, bodysuits share a similar function to a classic women’s top so it’s easy to overlook them when building your essentials wardrobe. However, once you nail styling and creating outfits around a bodysuit, you won’t want to look back.
Why Wear a Bodysuit?
There are so many reasons to wear a bodysuit; first of all, they stay put. No more tucking and re-tucking throughout the day. We also design shapewear bodysuits to make women feel confident and comfortable without the hassle of constant re-adjusting. Secondly, all Commando bodysuits have a thong bottom.
How to Style a Bodysuit
The key to styling a bodysuit is to simply have fun experimenting with different combinations to find a look that lets you feel like your best confident and stylish self.
For more day fashion or office wear, you can mix relaxed fit pants or outwear with a tight fit bodysuit. Layer a blazer or cardigan over a bodysuit to create a chic, office-appropriate look. For a more night-on-the-town aesthetic, match the tighter fit of a bodysuit with form fitting bottoms and outerwear. We love a lacy bodysuit with a leather skirt or pants. Throw on a leather jacket for a sleek and edgy look!
Ultimately, the range of styles and the possibilities of what you can do with a bodysuit are endless! However, to make it easy for you, we’ve rounded up some of our best how-to-wear bodysuit inspiration appropriate for any occasion.
Bodysuits for Work: Level Up Your 9-5 Look
The leather adds a touch of edge but the cut makes it appropriate for work. Try pairing with a pencil skirt and pumps for your next power meeting.
This mockneck bodysuit is the perfect layering piece for work. Wear under a blazer for a polished look.
Bodysuits for a Night Out or Party
A simple way to add texture and drama to any look, bodysuits are great for your next social occasion. Whether it’s a cocktail party or a girls night out, there’s a Commando bodysuit that will make your outfit stand out.
Made with luxe European microfiber and our signature thong bottom, this fun bodysuit is perfect for any winter party. Pair with a leather skirt & tall boots to complete the outfit.
If you want to add some drama to your next going-out look, then the ballet-one shoulder bodysuit is the answer. This bodysuit shows some serious shoulder and looks great with jeans or wide-legged pants.
Bodysuits are super versatile and an easy go-to packing option for your weekend bag as they can be dressed up or down all weekend long!
Bodysuits are great for layering. They can be easily paired with different types of outerwear and bottoms. For a casual daytime look, you could pair a simple bodysuit with sneakers, jeans, and a cozy day cardigan. That same evening you could wear the same bodysuit for a more dressed-up look, pairing your bodysuit with boots and faux leather leggings.
This short sleeve bodysuit is made from our super soft European modal and looks great with a pair of distressed denim.
One of our Commando classic bodysuits, the sleeveless style looks as chic with a skirt as a pair of jeans. We’re loving it with a high waisted skirt and leather jacket.
Do I need to wear underwear with my bodysuit?
Whether you wear women’s underwear under your bodysuit depends on personal preference and the style of the bodysuit. Ultimately, it's up to you whether you want to wear them or not. Some people prefer to wear underwear for added coverage and comfort, while others may choose to go without to avoid visible panty lines.
Should I wear a bra under my bodysuit?
It depends on the style and support of the bodysuit. Some bodysuits come with built-in bras or have enough support to go braless, while others may require a bra for added support. Ultimately, it's up to personal preference and the level of comfort and support you prefer. Commando has a selection of bralettes, top hat nipple concealers, and low beam nipple concealers that are great alternatives that could be worn instead of bras.
What size bodysuit should I get?
To determine the right size bodysuit, it's important to measure your chest, waist, and hips and compare them to the size chart provided by the brand. If you fall between sizes, it's generally recommended to size up for a more comfortable fit. Additionally, consider the style of the bodysuit (straps can help make the fit work for your proportions) and the level of compression or support you prefer when selecting a size.