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the look for less: stella mccartney mesh bodysuit

Never in my life will I be able to justify the extravagance that is a Stella McCartney bodysuit, and believe you me, I’ve come up with some pretty convoluted ways of persuading myself to buy yet another undergarment. But this time, no matter how much I scheme, I simply can’t wrap my mind around paying $200 for what basically amounts to a black mesh leotard…even if that leotard is one of the sexiest things I’ve seen in recent memory.

So what’s a poor little Stockings Addict to do?

Well, never one to be dissuaded by something as trivial as a price tag, I believe I’ve found a way to replicate this look for literally a tenth of the price.

Both Urban Outfitters and American Apparel* make black mesh bodysuits of their own, and while they don’t come with the nifty, retro-inspired “modesty panels” of Stella McCartney’s line, I’m sure you all are creative enough to make it work somehow. ;-)

The Urban Outfitters bodysuit is available in three colors (burgundy, black, nude), four sizes (XS-L), and retails for only $24.00 USD. The American Apparel bodysuit is available in five colors (black, white, nude, scarlet, lightning blue w/ navy stripe), four sizes (XS-L), and retails for only $26.00 USD. In addition, if you sign up to be a part of American Apparel’s mailing list, they’ll send a 10% off coupon to your e-mail.

*Thanks to Sheen V for inspiring this post. :-)

Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.

2 Comments on this post

  1. Sheen V says:

    Your very welcome! Great post!

  2. Pink Nylon says:

    Wow. Who knew?

    I work down the street from both these retailers. I need to check these out.

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