Everyone in Hollywood Owns This Wardrobe Basic, and You Should Too

For the longest time, I didn’t see the point in spending a lot of money on basics, especially jersey staples like T-shirts. I would’ve rather saved up for the latest It dress, arm candy or shoes, scrimping on the foundation pieces that make a wardrobe more concise and ultimately more expensive-looking. But as I’ve gotten older, I want to get more out of the clothes I own, and while the sentiment doesn’t necessarily always apply in the world of fashion, I’ve found that you get what you pay for in terms of basics.


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Gigi Hadid styles her Wolford bodysuit with a checked shirt and tucked into slouchy jeans. 

Before lockdown—the first one in 2020—I don’t think I’d ever spent more than £20 on a pair of leggings. To be fair, they weren’t as integral to my outfits as they are today. However, as the fabrics wore thin with each wash, so did my patience. I decided to treat myself to a better pair (I chose Spanx Look at Me Now Seamless Leggings, £58), and thus, my new-found obsession with premium basics was born. Now, I’ve set my next jersey upgrade: Wolford’s iconic bodysuit.


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Natalie Portman ensures her Wolford bodysuit looks the epitome of chic by shoulder-robing a checked blazer overtop. 

The Wolford bodysuit has become something of an A-list cult buy. Almost everyone in Hollywood owns at least one. The Colorado bodysuit, which features a jaunty turtleneck, is a particular favourite of Natalie Portman, Priyanka Chopra and Gigi Hadid. But what is it that sets them apart from, say, a typical high-street bodysuit? Let’s break it down, shall we?


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Priyanka Chopra gives her Wolford bodysuit the coolest spin with winter whites and a soft neon shearling jacket. 

The bodysuits are made from an extra-soft viscose material with high natural fibre content, making them incredibly breathable. They also boast a stretchy, circular knit, which is super comfortable on the skin, and flat seams ensure a flawless fit against the body. Keen to know how they fare in real-time wear, I reached out to the rest of the Who What Wear team to find out if anyone had hands-on experience with the bodysuit before making the splurge. Turns out our editor in chief, Hannah Almassi, is a long-time fan of Wolford bodysuits and can confirm their God-tier status.


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Who What Wear Editor in Chief Hannah Almassi keeps things classic by wearing her Wolford bodysuit tucked into high-waist trousers. 

"As someone who wears a lot of high-waisted and fitted trousers and skirts and is also short at 5'1'', I was repeatedly finding that longer tops and jumpers were ruining the silhouette of my outfits. I have a few cropped options, but even then, you don't get the smooth line that a bodysuit offers. I wanted one that felt luxe and grown-up and flattering, which is precisely what the Wolford bodysuit provides—it's because it's made out of a thick, stretchy and hosiery-like material, and with the brand's expertise in undergarments and controlwear, it's no great wonder that it's comfortable and form-hugging without being clingy."

Convinced? I am too. Scroll below to shop my edit of the Wolford bodysuit collection.


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.