Ultimate Guide to Bodysuits: Everything You Need to Know About Wearing a Bodysuit


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Bodysuits are a key piece in any capsule wardrobe, offering a versatile and figure-flattering alternative to a standard t-shirt or long sleeve top. Whether you're a bodysuit newbie or a seasoned enthusiast, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of wearing a bodysuit, including key considerations to look out for when buying a bodysuit online.

What to Look Out for When Buying a Bodysuit

When it comes to choosing the perfect bodysuit, several crucial factors should guide your decision:

1. Opt for Natural Fabrics: Prioritise bodysuits made from natural materials like cotton, or even better, organic cotton. These fabrics are more breathable, ensuring optimal comfort and breathability, especially during extended wear. Synthetic, plastic-based materials like polyester can often make you hot and sweaty when worn all day.  

2. Embrace Easy Access with Poppers: Look for bodysuits equipped with easy-to-release poppers at the crotch. This feature not only enhances versatility but also ensures hassle-free visits to the bathroom – a key concern for many of those on the fence about bodysuits! Steer clear of designs lacking this functionality, as they can prove impractical, frustrating and super uncomfortable. The convenience of easily accessible poppers adds a level of functionality that sets a good bodysuit apart from the rest.

3. Rely on Reviews: Given the snug fit of bodysuits, comfort is paramount. Before finalising your purchase, take a moment to thoroughly read reviews from other customers. These insights often offer valuable information on fit, comfort, and overall satisfaction. Reading reviews can provide invaluable guidance, helping you choose a bodysuit that aligns perfectly with your preferences and body type. It will also help you find a genuinely comfortable bodysuit, vs another uncomfortable bodysuit that you'll dread wearing.

"I absolutely adore this bodysuit, I have both the black and white and cannot stop wearing them. I feel supported and comfortable, and LOVE the full pant so much. The white is not see-through at all, I have worn a pink bra underneath and it wasn't visible at all."

– Deanne, ★★★★★

How to Style a Bodysuit

1. Casual Chic: Elevate your everyday look by pairing a black crew-neck bodysuit with high-waisted jeans. Add a statement belt and sneakers for an extra touch of flair. This effortlessly chic ensemble strikes the perfect balance between comfort and style, making it suitable for a wide range of casual occasions.

2. Office Elegance: For a sophisticated office look, opt for a long-sleeved v-neck bodysuit. Pair it with tailored trousers or a pencil skirt for a polished appearance. Layer with an oversized blazer for that perfect balance between wearing and styling.

3. Evening Glamour: Infuse glamour into your evening attire by selecting a bodysuit adorned with a flattering neckline, such as our Sweetheart Bodysuit. Team it with a sleek skirt or wide-leg pants, and elevate the outfit with statement jewellery and a pair of your favourite heels. 

4. Athleisure Appeal: Embrace the sporty trend by donning a bodysuit with a pair of joggers or leggings. Complete the look with sneakers and a bomber jacket for an effortlessly cool vibe. This athleisure inspired outfit combines comfort and style, making it perfect for casual outings or workouts.

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Should You Wear Underwear with Bodysuits?

The choice to wear underwear with a bodysuit is entirely personal. While some opt for a seamless look by forgoing underwear, others prefer to wear underwear underneath – we recommend a pair of bikini briefs or a mid-rise thong. Bodysuits offer the flexibility to accommodate both choices, ensuring you feel confident in whatever you choose.

Should You Wear a Bra with a Bodysuit?

Many bodysuits on the market require a bra due to sheer, unsupportive fabrics. That's why we created our bodysuits from double-lined GOTS Certified organic cotton, to provide exceptional support, so you can go braless if you prefer. This double lining offers not only comfort but also coverage, allowing you to confidently wear a Pantee bodysuit without concern for sheerness or lack of support.

Is it Hard to Go to the Toilet When Wearing a Bodysuit?

It depends on the bodysuit! Some bodysuits are a true one piece, with no poppers at the crotch meaning once it's on, it's on – you'd have to pull it fully down to go to the bathroom. Not ideal.

Pantee bodysuits feature an easy-to-release poppers at the crotch, ensuring they are incredibly convenient to put on and take off. No need to worry about any inconvenience when going to the bathroom!

Aren’t Bodysuits Uncomfortable?

Speaking from experience, they absolutely can be. We've tried bodysuits in the past that are so uncomfortable, they can genuinely ruin your day. That is why when we designed our bodysuits, comfort was number one priority. The wider gusset ensures there's no digging in or uncomfortable wedging, allowing you to move freely and comfortably throughout the day. Plus, the GOTS Certified cotton is dreamy soft, lightweight on your skin and moves as you move for all day, form-fitting comfort.

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Why Wear Bodysuits Instead of T-shirts?

The figure-hugging finish of bodysuits provides a flattering silhouette that's hard to achieve with a regular t-shirt. It tucks in seamlessly, hugging your curves and creating a sleek, put-together look. This streamlined silhouette adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit, making it a versatile and stylish choice.

Bodysuits are a versatile wardrobe essential that can elevate any look, taking you from a busy day at work, to drinks with the girls and everything in between. Whether you choose to wear them casually or for a special occasion, Pantee bodysuits offer comfort, support, and style in one package.

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