Lingerie Trend Alert: Mixed Media Bodysuits
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Bodysuits are the sorts of items I see all the time, but rarely hear about people wearing. They've experienced a bit of a resurgence lately, with retailers offering more and varied styles, but many people understandably find them a bit awkward and hard to mix into a lingerie wardrobe. While I'm no stylist, I went through a bodysuit phase years ago, and I liked them as layering pieces (like an undershirt) and a way to get a sleek, tucked-in look without a lot of bulk (this was especially true for bodysuits that were meant to look like blouses or tanks).
Now that it's almost summer, bodysuits are an excellent to get more coverage under an otherwise revealing garment like a dress with deep sides, a crop top, or a sheer shirt. I feel like these bodysuits are most indicative of a mini-trend I'm calling "mixed media," which is very much akin to the texture trend you can expect for this upcoming autumn/winter lingerie season.
To me, mixed media bodysuits fuse elements like lace and mesh into graphic, modern designs. One of the most striking examples is the Calvin Klein piece above (which is actually 70% off, so jump on that), but there are more subtle versions of this look as well, such as the Natori bodysuit below. Regardless, what all of these looks have in common is the idea that your underpinnings should be at least interesting as your outerwear, which, as you know, is definitely an idea I subscribe to.
Are you a fan of bodysuits? Do you have any tips for finding the right one?