How many black bodysuits is too many? Asking for a friend…
Just kidding totally asking for myself, because my addiction to black bodysuits is only growing as we ease more into the fall season. It started this summer when I added the sleeveless one to my wardrobe. I realized how perfect the fitted bodysuit was for creating a smooth tucked in top look without the fuss of keeping your top perfectly tucked in. I’d experienced this with looser fitting bodysuits and the perfect slightly untucked look, but I was really loving the smooth fitted look paired with skirts. The fitted look helped create a waist definition that you can’t always achieve with a tucked in shirt. You may remember that bodysuit from last week.
The addiction had begun and during the Nordstrom Sale I added a black long sleeve bodysuit to my collection. You will be seeing me styling that one here on the blog soon! As cardigan season approached, I really wanted a short sleeve bodysuit that I could use as a layer under all of my long cardigans. The square neck detail on this one was perfect. The open neck line and cap sleeve makes this bodysuit perfect as a stand alone with a pair of denim and booties for a warm fall day.
Layered under a long cardigan, the fit of the body suit helps reduce bulk a looser fitting tee or cami might add to a look. The fit also created a more polished layered look. Now I’m not knocking a looser pairing top with a cardigan. I’m still a fan of those, but I love the different look a bodysuit gives to an old tried and true fall outfit.
I usually size up a little in bodysuits. All the bodysuits that I have are smalls. If I were to purchase any of them in white, I would go up to a medium. I think white looks better with a bit more breathing room that isn’t as necessary in black.
Are you jumping on the bodysuit bandwagon this season?
| OUTFIT DETAILS |
black bodysuit | distressed jeans | similar burgundy cardigan | light tan booties (similar pair) | c/o teal bracelet | c/o marble bracelet | c/o clear bracelet (all bracelets 15% off with code KAREN) | gold earrings
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