There's no arguing that bodysuits have become something of a staple in the model-off-duty wardrobe. Kendall Jenner can't live without them, Emily Ratajkowski, Chrissy Teigen, and Lily Aldrige are all bodysuit fans, and fashion girls have followed suit. They can be easily dressed up with a high-waisted skirt or dressed down with a classic pair of vintage jeans. But while the singular item keeps popping up in celebrity stylings, sometimes the one-piece can prove to be trickier in action, leaving some wondering are bodysuits uncomfortable? Finding the right cut for your body type and determining the right fit are pertinent to feeling comfortable and confident in a bodysuit. We've outlined a straightforward strategy for finding the right bodysuit every time.
Head below to discover three simple steps for finding the right bodysuit for you.
Make Sure to Measure
When buying a bodysuit, it's wise to not just go with your usual size. Because the bodysuit also depends on the length of your torso, the sizing can be significantly skewed. Your best bet is to try it on before you purchase, or make sure to buy from a place that allows for exchanges. When it comes to tops, I'm typically a size small, but when it comes to bodysuits, my size can range from a medium to a large, depending on the brand. I always err on the side of buying larger because of my long torso, and I always prefer a fit that avoids a dreaded wedgie.
Not every bodysuit style is made for everyone. You know yourself best, and you know what you'll feel most comfortable and confident in. Many iterations are backless, plunging, or extremely fitted. Decide what cut you feel comfortable with—and what will allow a bra if you desire more support. I have a small chest, so I prefer to go braless in my bodysuits. Because of this, I always look for materials that are a bit thicker to provide appropriate coverage on the front, and I steer clear of draping iterations that could result in a wardrobe malfunction.
Choose the Right Material
Bodysuits come in a variety of fabrications, so it's an important thing to consider when making your choice. It's safe to say that synthetic materials are going to be less comfortable than natural fabrics like cotton with extended wear. Also, make sure to consider what bottoms you'll be pairing your bodysuit with. If it's something tight or constricting, you'll want to ensure that the fabric of the bodysuit won't cause any irritation by rubbing or pressing up against your skin.
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