These days, you can spot bodysuits on celebrities and street-style stars alike. But they have roots in something a little less glam—namely, athletics. Bodysuits have always been a staple for gymnasts, tennis players, and ’80s-era aerobics fans, but in recent years, they’ve been overtaken by separates. To this we say: boring.
We understand that it’s tough to compete with a cute top-and-skirt combination. But bodysuits offer certain advantages, and the new styles are worth another look. Think of a bodysuit like a first-gen version of body-contouring undergarments: sleek, streamlined, and polished… not to mention far easier and more comfortable to move around in. The magic is in the simplicity.
The bodysuit has no choice but to move with you, whether you’re running sprints on the court, making your way down the golf course, or even just sitting quietly at a wine bar. And now, they’re better than ever: Consider the Brooks Bodysuit
, which is made from a lightweight performance fabric that conforms to the body without constricting it. Paired with an athletic skirt, pants, or a skort
, the bodysuit eliminates the seemingly constant need to re-tuck (or at least readjust) your polo. And no sweat when you have to use the restroom: Unlike your average one-piece swimsuit, this suit comes with snap buttons at the bottom. These people know what they’re doing.
Because a bodysuit guarantees a look that’s always streamlined and never sloppy, you can focus on other things—like making that birdie. The next time you tee up, try pairing one with a skirt in the same color for a chic monochromatic ’fit. Not only will you look clean and crisp, but you won’t have to worry about your shirt riding up. (Pro tip: When choosing your bodysuit, consider your torso length. If you have a longer torso, you may need to size up for comfort.)
After you hit a perfect chip and run? Take your bodysuit into the everyday by topping it with a sweater or light jacket with personality, like a silk bomber. Since this style features a wide shoulder and high neckline that make it look more elegant than your average tank top, the sky really is the limit. Try it with culottes. Try it with a moto jacket. Try it out to dinner! On and off the course, it’s the MVP.