A bodysuit is not what I usually wear. Let’s be honest. However, I just got a couple and I’m so glad I did!
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This post was originally published in January 2020 and updated August 2020.
Let’s address the first thing that makes a bodysuit an unlikely item for women with curves (and women in general) – Tucking in your top. For instance, most of us are not into tucking in our tops. It could due to feeling uncomfortable with our mid-section (I’ll raise my hand for that one). Also, it could be just not liking the way a top feels when its tucked in.
“Bodysuits really are the only way to ensure a flawless tuck.”Source: Cosmopolitan
Here’s how I ended up buying one: Do you ever have a moment when you’re feeling good AND you happen to have time to shop? That was me the other day. First, I went to the mall with my hubby and headed to Banana Republic. I was in the mood to try on a sweater – I’ve always liked their basic sweaters and knits. Just haven’t had the time to get into try some on.
I was trying on some sweaters when I saw this bodysuit. “Why not?” – is what I thought when I was thinking about trying it on. I did just that and was like “I need this!”. I used to wear this item in the 90s and now I remember why. A bodysuit can feel great if the fit is right!
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But I can’t wear items that are fitted- is what you may be thinking. For example, it could be that you feel that it’s not “flattering” for whatever reason. Additionally, you could be hesitant to wear a bodysuit because you feel “too old”. I say try one and see for yourself if it will work for you. The fit may surprise you.
Here are the ways to wear this item:
Wear it with Jeans
First, you can wear it was jeans as I did here. What I like is that is super smooth and I don’t have to worry about my top bunching up. Of course, you need to have the right jeans for you in order for this to work. I’ve been tucking in my tops in other posts too here since finding some jeans I like.
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Pero no puedo usar artículos que estén ajustados, es lo que puedes estar pensando. Puede ser que sientas que no es algo que te “queda bien” por cualquier razón. Además, podrías dudar en usar un bodysuit porque te sientes eres ya “muy vieja”. Le digo que pruebe uno y vea por usted mismo si funcionará para usted. La manera que te sientes cuando te lo pongas puede sorprenderte
Wear it with a Skirt
Next, if you are like “no way” on a bodysuit with jeans, think about pairing it with a skirt. Again, you won’t have to worry about it bunching up or adding bulk.
Layer a Bodysuit Under a Blazer
Finally, another way to wear a bodysuit is under a blazer. The structure of a blazer is the perfect match for the fitted style of a bodysuit.
Because getting dressed (and living life) should feel good! -Vivian
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