Plain bodies: Bringing an 80s classic up to date
The bodysuit was one of the biggest looks of the 1980s – and now it's definitely back! In its first incarnation as a fashion staple, it was commonly skin-tight, like a leotard; now, however, you can find a wide range of different bodies. Some have a loose, blousy effect above a tight panty, while others are fitted all over. Whichever style you prefer, they offer a practical and sleek alternative to other tops. Plain bodies are a great way of wearing styles that emphasise your waist. This makes them particularly suitable for hourglass or pear-shaped girls who want to show off their figure.
How to find comfort in different types of bodies
When you buy a body, you'll need to make sure that it fits you properly. Discomfort usually comes from one that's a bit too short, so the crotch cuts into you. Avoid this by ensuring that your bodies are a good fit. You will usually want to look for a set of poppers in the crotch; this allows you to go to the toilet without having to take all your clothing off! Check out different rises in the leg. Just like with underwear, this is a matter of personal preference. You might prefer a high-cut leg, which runs across your hips, or one that is lower and offers more coverage. Those with more coverage in the back will usually stay in place better than ones with cheeky, or thong-style cuts; however, you run the risk of visible panty lines, so decide which style is best for you!
The best ways of styling plain bodies
Bodies will always appear to be tucked in, so take advantage of that and use them to show off your waist. Wear these with high-waisted jeans and highlight the style further by adding a bold belt. If you've gone for a fitted body, try wearing it with something looser on your bottom half. You could try stylish skirts, or some wide-legged trousers. Blouse-style bodies will look better with a more fitted pair of trousers or a pencil skirt. If you have chosen a blouse or shirt style, there will be a line across the body where the top part ends and the panty section begins. Ensure that, no matter what, this line is not visible – that will ruin the look completely!