This Staple Lingerie Item Doesn't Nearly Get the Hype It Deserves

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Let's talk wardrobe foundations here for a minute.  Everyone has that T-shirt bra they can wear all day, a ready-for-anything underwear collection, and some sturdy tights—but there's one staple that doesn't nearly get enough love (even though fashion girls never overlook it): the lace bodysuit. 

If you've even peeked at Instagram over the last few years, you'll know that bodysuits are here in a major way. The leotard-like piece is a staple for a reason—they're ultra-figure flattering, tuck into even your skinniest jeans, and make getting dressed on days when you just can't be bothered a snap.

But while the stretchy, cotton-and-spandex version of the bodysuit gets plenty of hype, its lacy cousin is decidedly underrated. And we can see why: on first thought, it can feel tricky to pull of the sultry style in your everyday outfits. But trust: There are plenty of ways to style a lace bodysuit that we know you'll love (under a sharp blazer, with wide-legged trousers, and poking out from a sheer button-down being just a few). 

Unconvinced? Pick up one of the following 25 bodysuits and see how it slots into your wardrobe—we guarantee you'll love it.

Pair this bodysuit with denim shorts for a sweet summer look. 

Play up the eyelash lace on this style with an oversize blazer.

This will give you the lacy effect without baring too much skin. 

The sporty shape of this bodysuit tempers the traditionally flirty style. 

Add on a white-button down and sharp trousers for an instant date-night look. 

A halter-neck lace bodysuit will quickly become your favorite going-out top. 

This would look so pretty peeking out from under a chunky cardi. 

Downplay the sensual bows on this style with a perfectly cut jacket. 

It doesn't get much more versatile than this classic style. 

We love the bold color and geometric silhouette of this bodysuit. 

Style this red lace bodysuit with earthy tones for an unexpectedly boho vibe. 

The detail and supportive fit of Fleur du Mal's version will make it a heavy lifter in any wardroe. 

This metallic purple style is begging to be worn with light-wash jeans and killer heels. 

The bold floral pattern of Hanro's lace bodysuit gives it a tropical vibe. 

Cap sleeves keep this bodysuit feeling flirty and fun. 

We're loving the Victoriana look of this Free People bodysuit. 

We'd layer this skin-baring style under a pinafore or a billowy white shirt. 

Throw on a leather skirt and let the sleeves of this bodysuit do the talking. 

Toughen up this bridal-inspired style with distressed denim.

With just a hint of lace, this is an ideal starter bodysuit. 

Layer on a shirt with low-slung arm holes to show off this sweet bodysuit. 

A mix of lace and sheer mesh is always a winning combo. 

The silvery-lilac tone of this bodysuit is perfect for spring.