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. :-)

2 Comments

  1. Pink Nylon
    23/02/09 at 9:47

    Wow. Who knew?

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

  2. Sheen V
    23/02/09 at 10:52

    Your very welcome! Great post!

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