Everything Women Over 40 Need To Know About Wearing A Bodysuit
Bodysuits Over 40
If you are that person who hears the word “bodysuit” and wants to run in the opposite direction, please hear me out. I totally get your reservations, but allow me to share why I think these pieces are a closet essential you will wear again and again.
Below you’ll find all the reasons why I love bodysuits, key tips on how to style them, some of my favorite finds, and I’m also addressing…the bathroom situation!
STAY PUT. Bodysuits don’t ride up, they actually stay put. Yay for not having to worry about tucking, tucking and tucking again.
NO BUNCHING. Bodysuits are sleek and streamlined which means there’s no added bulk to your frame. You look slimmer!
PERFECT FOR LAYERING. Bodysuits are so lightweight and sleek, they are absolutely ideal for layering. It’s super easy to throw on a bodysuit and a cool jacket with jeans to be ready in minutes!
The Bathroom Situation
I know, it’s gross to talk about. But this is the reality of being a stylish woman. Besides, we do worse things in the name of fashion and beauty, don’t you think? 😉 I know the thought of completely disrobing in the bathroom is scary. But you do NOT have to do that.
Instead, two one of these two options: 1) Unsnap your bodysuit and go potty. 2) Or move your bodysuit to the side and go. The choice is yours! If I’m in a hurry, I use the side method. I get that this is TMI, but I don’t want the bathroom situation to be the reason you dismiss bodysuits.
Contrary to popular belief, bodysuits can be worn super casually (and conservatively)…they aren’t ALL sexy! Even though there are quite a few sexy options out there, there are also a ton of really cute, casual, and more conservative bodysuits. This t-shirt style bodysuit for example just looks like a normal crewneck tee! When you’re deciding on a bodysuit, think about how you want to wear it. Here are some tips for styling your bodysuit…
Since bodysuits are more fitted, offset that by wearing something looser on the bottom. Like a flowy skirt or baggier jeans.
Wear your bodysuit under something. Bodysuits do draw attention to the waistline. Wear a third layer like a blazer, moto jacket, or cardigan if you’re not feeling super comfortable. The extra layer will also smooth your sides.
If you’re wearing your bodysuit with jeans and really want to cinch in your waist, wear a belt.
I’m sharing a few of my favorite bodysuits that are perfect for women over 40 below! Have you tried a bodysuit yet? What are your thoughts? Team Bodysuit? Please share in the comments below!
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The first bodysuit I’m wearing in the photos above is the perfect mix of sexy. I love the ruffled asymmetrical shoulders, the fit is amazing, and it pairs perfectly with jeans, shorts, and skirts!
The second bodysuit I’m wearing is definitely a sexy option. I paired it with a printed skirt. If you want more coverage, just throw on a jacket. This bodysuit has wiring in it that give a lot of support and makes you feel more secure and held in.
If you haven’t ever tried a bodysuit, this is a great place to start! It’s a classic t-shirt style with a higher crewneck neckline and longer sleeves so you should feel comfortable! It also comes in multiple colors.
This Jonathan Simkhai bodysuit is GORGEOUS! It is pricey but this brand has really beautiful high-quality pieces. This bodysuit is so feminine and pretty with the ruffled cuffs, loop trim on the neckline, and beautiful color.
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