If there’s one lingerie purchase you must make this season, it’s a body. No longer a best-forgotten trend from the nineties, bodysuits are back in a big way and right now we are loving the sultry on-trend look of the black body.
The body is a versatile purchase. You can dress it up or down, wear it as underwear or outerwear, and if you feel a bit self-conscious in such a figure-hugging garment, get yourself a body with some built-in shaping. Shapewear is sexy these days, and no one will ever know.
Here are some of our favourite bodies to give you some inspiration…
Miss Selfridge Mesh Panel Turtle Neck Body
Mesh is hot right now, and it works so well on bodies. We love the way this Miss Selfridge body uses a clever combination of mesh panels to flatter the figure, and the turtle neck mixed with the bare shoulders is super sexy. It’s also a bargain at just £20.
Sizes 4-16, £20, Miss Selfridge
Topshop Strappy Geometric Mesh Body
The perfect underwear-as-outerwear body, this Topshop number is definitely not made for hiding away. The geometric patterned mesh is right on trend, and it features a sexy open back with criss-crossing straps. A great buy.
Sizes 6-16, £30, Topshop
Wolford Heavy Metal String Body
The body is Wolford’s signature piece and the brand has a huge selection of bodies from outerwear pieces to sexy lingerie to shapewear. Right now you can grab a bargain on this Heavy Metal String Body with its rock ‘n roll sequinned shoulders.
Sizes XS-L, £170 reduced from £245, House of Fraser
Lascivious Isa Bodysuit
For a more provocative take on the body, look no further than Lascivious. The brand’s Isa body suit cleverly alternates mesh and faux leather panels in a design that enhances your curves, and features a deep revealing neckline. There’s also a crystal embellished version if you’re feeling really extravagant – it’ll set you back a cool £320.
Sizes S-L, £176, Lascivious
Resultwear Marilyn Shaping Thong Bodysuit
Resultwear is a new shapewear brand embracing the concept that controlwear can be beautiful, and its collection turns the shaping panels into style features. This body features built-in bust support and a mesh tummy control panel and you wouldn’t know it was shapewear.
Sizes S-XL, £190, Harvey Nichols