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10 Ways to Style a Bodysuit for Every Occasion

There are tons of ways to style this hardworking piece!
10 Ways to Style a Bodysuit for Every Occasion
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There are tons of ways to style this hardworking piece!

At the mention of bodysuits, many girls will shy away in a heartbeat. We can't blame them though, as they can have you thinking of bathing suits (which aren't exactly comfy to wear all day) and their provocative reputation doesn't help either. However, when styled correctly, you’ll be surprised at how versatile this piece can be! The body-hugging garment can actually come in handy for outfits that need smoother lines—meaning, say goodbye to annoying lumps and wrinkles! Ahead, you’ll learn different (and super easy) ways to wear this underrated but effortlessly cool closet staple. 

1. Trade it with your average white tee.

The easiest way to go about bodysuit styling is thinking of it as a plain white tee. Try it out over the weekend, and give your shirt-and-jeans look a sexy upgrade with a body-fitting suit just like Janine Gutierrez.

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2. Elevate your athleisure look.

The lines between exercise and everyday apparel has slowly eroded, so hooray for us athleisure-loving girls as we can get away with wearing gym clothes in public without those side eyes! Get inspired by this tonal look and pair your bodysuit with another hot trend: the bike shorts! Try donning a pair of strappy heels in lieu of your sneaks to turn your ensemble into a party-ready 'fit.

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3. Wear it as a makeshift LWD.

One of the best things about bodysuits is their versatility. You can take a bodysuit and pair it with a skirt of the same material—and et voila, you've got yourself a dress! Take Martine Cajucom-Ho’s all-white ensemble, which comprises of a bodysuit and skirt. Layer on the baubles so you can wear it this holiday season—it’s a way better alternative than spending on a new frock every Christmas party! 

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4. Wear it for a night out with the girls.

One would not typically associate a bodysuit with evening wear, but hey, fashion norms are meant to be broken, right? Dress boldly and wear a bodysuit to your next formal event, but be sure to pair it with a dressy skirt, and of course, the right accessories. With this kind of styling, a bodysuit will have you red-carpet ready. See Maggie Wilson's cool cocktail look for reference. 

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5. Upgrade your off-duty look.

One of the easiest combinations for an effortlessly cool outfit is a fun, feminine attire balanced with some laidback jeans. Pair a form-fitting bodysuit, like this long-sleeved one worn by Lovi Poe, with relaxed boyfriend jeans. The bottom half will tone down the sexiness of the figure-hugging piece, making it more daytime-appropriate. Don't forget your tote and Birkenstocks for the coolest errand day lewk.

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6. Wear it for an adventure-filled day.

The lightweight fabric of a bodysuit makes it a must-have travel piece. Pair it with your most comfortable pair of bottoms and you’re good for a full-day of excursion. Keep it in a neutral shade just like Isabelle Daza and Jess Wilson, so it can blend easily with the rest of your easy-breezy summer wardrobe. 

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7. Make the most of it as a loungewear piece.

Bea Soriano-Dee has us wanting a red hot loungewear set. You'll be able to freely move in it or, you know, stay in bed all day long without any fuss! Plus, it transforms instantly into a nice outfit—throw on a jacket or a blazer and you're good to go!

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8. Wear it to the beach.

There’s something super sexy about a bright red bathing suit. If you're taking it to the beach, layer on an equally eye-catching jacket just like Sarah Lahbati’s look. Team it with denim cut-offs and a bumbag worn across the body for a cool take on the suit. Don't forget the sunglasses, too!

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9. Keep on the layers.

Who else feels annoyingly bulky when you’re wearing layers? It's especially true when you're traveling to cooler places so to keep your OOTD from looking sloppy and lumpy; balance out loose-fitting pieces with form-fitting ones. Take notes from Kryz Uy, who wore a long cardigan and relaxed trousers with a white bodysuit. 

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10. Consider it for your wedding day!

And finally, why not make a real modern day statement and wear a bodysuit to the most special day of your life–a.k.a. your wedding! Take it from Chiara Ferragni, who wore a custom Dior lace bodysuit paired with a full ball gown skirt for her wedding ceremony. And the best part? You can re-style this suit so that you can re-wear the piece long after your wedding, too! 

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