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What Are Bodysuits and Teddies and How to Wear Them

What Are Bodysuits and Teddies and How to Wear Them

Bodysuits and teddies have become trendy lingerie pieces in recent years. These fashion staples are versatile and can be worn in a variety of ways, making them essential in any wardrobe. 


In this article, we will discuss what bodysuits and teddies are, the different styles available, and how to wear them for any occasion.


Table of Contents

  1. What Are Bodysuits and Teddies?
  2. Types of Bodysuits and Teddies
  • Thong Bodysuits
  • Lace Bodysuits
  • Mesh Bodysuits
  • High-Neck Bodysuits
  • Plunge Bodysuits
  • Strapless Bodysuits
  • Long-Sleeve Bodysuits
  • Teddies
  1. How to Wear Bodysuits and Teddies
  • Layering
  • Casual Wear
  • Dressy Occasions
  • Work Attire
  • Beach and Pool
  1. Choosing the Right Bodysuit or Teddy
  2. Care Instructions for Bodysuits and Teddies
  3. Conclusion
  4. FAQs


What Are Bodysuits and Teddies?

Bodysuits and teddies are one-piece lingerie styles that are designed to hug the body, creating a streamlined silhouette. They are typically made from stretchy materials like stretch lace, which allows for a comfortable and snug fit. Bodysuits and teddies can come in a variety of styles, from basic and functional to ornate and decorative.


Types of Bodysuits and Teddies

There are many different types of bodysuits and teddies, each designed to serve a specific purpose. Some of the most popular styles include:


Thong Bodysuits

Thong bodysuits are designed to be worn under tight-fitting clothing, as they eliminate visible panty lines. They feature a high-cut leg and a thong back, and pair well with any outfit–perfect for a night out with your favorite jeans and blazer.


Lace Bodysuits

Lace bodysuits are elegant and feminine, featuring intricate lace detailing and delicate straps. They can be worn solo as lingerie, but can also be layered under jackets and blazers for a dressed-up look.


Mesh Bodysuits

Mesh bodysuits are a daring option, featuring sheer panels that show off the skin underneath. They are often worn as part of a sexy lingerie look, but can also be paired with high-waisted pants or skirts for a night-out fit.


High-Neck Bodysuits

High-neck bodysuits feature a high neckline that can be either conservative or daring, depending on the style. They are often made from lightweight materials like lace, and can be worn with jeans or a skirt for a chic look.


Plunge Bodysuits

Plunge bodysuits feature a deep V-neckline, making them a great option if you want to show more skin. 

Strapless Bodysuits

Strapless bodysuits are perfect for wearing under strapless dresses or tops, as they eliminate the need for a bra. They often feature boning like a corset or bustier, and other supportive elements to keep the bodysuit in place.


Long-Sleeve Bodysuits

Long-sleeve bodysuits are a great option for cooler weather, as they provide more coverage (and warmth!). They can be worn as an all-in-one outfit, or layered with other pieces such as cardigans, go-to sweats or jeans, and jackets. They are a great way to create a sleek and stylish look that is comfortable and easy to move in.


Teddies

Teddies are synonymous with bodysuits, but can sometimes have more intricate detailing and are designed to be worn as lingerie. They can feature delicate lace or mesh panels, straps, and cut-outs. Teddies can come in a variety of styles, from romantic and feminine to edgy and daring.


How to Wear Bodysuits and Teddies

Bodysuits and teddies are versatile pieces that can be styled in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas for wearing them:


Layering

One of the most popular ways to wear a bodysuit or teddy is to layer it under clothing. A simple black or white bodysuit can be worn under a blazer or denim jacket for a chic, pulled-together look. For a more daring look, try layering a mesh bodysuit under a sheer top or dress.


Casual Wear

Bodysuits and teddies can also be worn for casual occasions. Pair a simple bodysuit with high-waisted jeans or shorts for a comfortable yet stylish outfit. A teddy can be worn with a denim skirt or shorts for a playful, summery look.


Dressy Occasions

Bodysuits and teddies can be dressed up for more formal occasions as well. Pair a lace bodysuit with your favorite silky skirt or tailored pants for a sophisticated, elegant look. A daring plunge bodysuit can be worn with a maxi skirt or wide-leg pants for a glamorous, red-carpet-worthy outfit.


Work Attire

Bodysuits and teddies can even be worn to work, depending on the dress code. Pair a conservative high-neck bodysuit with a blazer and matching pants for a professional yet stylish look. A strapless bodysuit can be worn under a blazer or cardigan for a more business-casual outfit.


Beach and Pool

Bodysuits and teddies are also perfect for wearing to the beach or pool. Or, you can even wear your favorite one-piece swimsuit as a bodysuit–no one has to know! 


Choosing the Right Bodysuit or Teddy

When choosing a bodysuit or teddy, it's important to consider the fit, style, and occasion. Look for a piece that fits snugly without being too tight, and choose a style that flatters your body shape. Consider the occasion you'll be wearing the piece for, and choose a style that's appropriate for the dress code.


Care Instructions for Bodysuits and Teddies

To keep your bodysuits and teddies looking their best, follow the care instructions on the label. Most pieces can be hand-washed or machine-washed on a delicate cycle in a lingerie wash bag, and should be hung to dry or laid flat to dry. Avoid using bleach or fabric softener, as these can damage the delicate materials.


Conclusion

Bodysuits and teddies are versatile and fashionable lingerie pieces that can be worn for a variety of occasions. From casual everyday wear to dressy events, these pieces can be styled in a variety of ways to create a chic and comfortable look. When choosing a bodysuit or teddy, consider the fit, style, and occasion, and follow the care instructions to keep your pieces looking their best.


FAQs

  1. Are bodysuits and teddies comfortable to wear?

Yes, bodysuits and teddies can be very comfortable to wear, especially when made from stretchy and breathable materials, like these.


  1. Can bodysuits and teddies be worn as outerwear?

Yes, bodysuits and teddies can be worn as outerwear, especially when paired with high-waisted pants or a skirt and a blazer or denim jacket.

      2. Are bodysuits and teddies suitable for all body types?

Yes, bodysuits and teddies can be flattering for all body types.

      3. How do I choose the right size for a bodysuit or teddy?

It's important to check the sizing chart and can be helpful to measure yourself before purchasing to choose the best size for you. 

      4. How do I style a lace teddy for a romantic night out?

A lace teddy can be paired with a silk or sheer robe, your favorite heels, and statement jewelry for a romantic and glamorous look. Or, it can be worn simply on its own–you’re the star.

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