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When it comes to clothes, “insanely soft, comfortable, and liberating” are three traits we don’t think anyone would turn down. That’s exactly how contributor Francine Maroukian describes her favorite Universal Standard bodysuit, of which she owns not one, not two, not three — but four. “Simultaneously utilitarian and luxurious,” she writes, it’s the type of easy outfit you could wear while lounging on the couch with the AC blasting or for more active summer pursuits. Strategist writer (and bodysuit collector) Dominique Pariso is also a big fan: “At first wear, I was instantly hooked. This unitard is so lightweight that it feels like a second skin.” Part of what makes the bodysuit perfect from the get-go, Pariso notes, are thoughtful design details like its sweat-wicking nylon-Lycra fabric and contoured double waistband and seams, “which provide support, help the fabric stay put, and add some style.” Available in sizes 00–16 and 38–40, the one downside of the one-piece is that it’s typically a splurge. But today, as part of Universal Standard’s huge annual Sample Sale, it’s on sale for 32 percent off, making it an opportune time to add the workhorse to your wardrobe.
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