You’ll be hard-pressed to venture outside this summer without spotting a pair of mom jeans. If the early ‘00s were the golden age of the low rise, this season is all about the other extreme. With high-rise everything is the “It” cut of the moment, the bodysuit is having a resurgence. Shirts inevitably bunch when you tuck them in, but a bodysuit creates a more seamless look. It also stays in place and protects you from any indecent lower-back/butt-crack exposure. Scroll below for ten bodysuits to pair with every outfit.
This is the bodysuit to wear in peak summertime. The thin straps create a cool cross effect over the chest, and the fabric is so light you’ll feel like you’re wearing nothing.
Club L Cross Front Cami Bodysuit, $26 at Asos
This shimmery silver bodysuit from Zara is the standout piece you need to liven up a dull pantsuit or transform a pair of jeans into a fun date-night outfit.
Zara Shiny Fabric Bodysuit, $26 at Zara
Ruffle cap sleeves give this bodysuit a Gucci vibe, but at $48 it’s infinitely more affordable than anything Gucci will ever be.
Nasty Gal Cap It Ruffle Bodysuit, $48 at Nasty Gal
This striped top is fresh and light — the bodysuit equivalent of frolicking around Mykonos with an iced drink in hand.
Topshop Unique Striped Cotton Bodysuit, $105 at Net-a-Porter
Take your off-the-shoulder top addiction to the next level with a frilly Bardot bodysuit. Wear it underneath a pinafore dress for some unexpected layering.
Missguided Frill Bardot Ribbed Bodysuit, $24 at Missguided
It’s always wise to have a dressy bodysuit when the occasion calls for it. Wear this one with trousers for a work event or with a black miniskirt for an after-hours outing.
H&M Lace Bodysuit, $35 at H&M
Bodysuits and mom jeans go together like fries and ketchup; try this Apiece Apart’s version to make your mom jeans look more put-together. On sale, it won’t be around for long.
Apiece Apart La Linea Striped Bodysuit, $162 at Moda Operandi
Aritzia’s bodysuits are stretchy and made with high-quality cotton, so you can really move in them. The high-neck detail on this one makes it ideal as a work wardrobe staple.
Aritzia Heydorn Bodysuit, $50 at Aritzia
Every millennial woman owns a variation of this bodysuit. Still, Alexander Wang’s take is worth a second look: The front and back crisscross is sexy, but the narrow lace-up makes it less overt.
T by Alexander Wang Lace Up Long Sleeve Bodysuit, $160 at Saks Fifth Avenue
Here’s a bodysuit you can wear now and keep in rotation into fall.
Alix Baxter Off the Shoulder Bodysuit, $220 at Net-a-Porter