How to Wear a Bodysuit Every Day of the Week

Practical, powerful, sexy, and sophisticated, the bodysuit is a gift from the fashion gods. And if we’ve learned anything from today’s celebrities and It-girls, this powerful piece isn’t just reserved for ballerina bodies either. The trick with pulling off a bodysuit, whether you’re a AA or DD, all clavicle or have curves for days, is to start with the right underpinnings. Some bodysuits will allow for you to wear your favorite bra underneath, while others require stealthier support systems. Petals and stick-on bras are an option, or you can layer a shapewear bodysuit under a fashion one. Does it take some effort to sort all this out? Often, yes. Will the bodysuit become your favorite shirt once you do?

To inspire you to build your collection of bodysuits and bras to go with them, here are just seven chic ways to style the staple this spring, one for each day of the week.


Monday: All Business


Bodysuits are sexy but remember: they’re also incredibly practical. That button-down shirt you just can’t seem to keep tucked in? Buy it in bodysuit form and you’ll never worry about accidentally flashing your coworkers your thong again.


Tuesday: Basic Instinct


If your collection of basics doesn’t include any bodysuit tanks, you’re missing out. When you want a smooth, curve hugging base layer, or just a simple top to balance out a serious pair of pants, nothing is more streamlined.


Wednesday: Ladies Who Lunch


Whether you’re speaking on a panel or having lunch with your mentor, the drape-front bodysuit is a style move made for big, important days. The surplice neckline is effortlessly chic while the stay-put bottom eliminates tugging and tucking.


Thursday: Office Romance


Turtlenecks were made for the office, but who says the conservative staple can’t be date-night ready too? With a curve-skimming fit, soft pink color, and dramatic sleeves this bodysuit will take you from conference call to crème brulee with ease.


Friday: Little Black Bodysuit


Worn under a slim-cut suit or sharp-shoulder blazer, this pinstripe bodysuit is all business. Swap tailoring out for a denim jacket, or just bare shoulders, and you’ll be oozing 90’s R&B levels of sexiness.


Saturday: The Big Reveal


When your boss is nowhere in sight and your plans for the day may or may not involve mimosas, you can—and should!— show a little more skin. We love a bodysuit with lace-up or eyelet fronts for some grunge-era flavor.


Sunday: Good Sport


Whether your plan for the day is yoga and brunch or laundry and lounging, nothing beats the laid back cool of a sporty bodysuit and your favorite broken-in jeans or high-waist sweats. Bonus points if you let your hair air dry for maximum messy volume (minimum get-ready time).