We have Jane Fonda to thank for creating athleisure before athleisure was even a thing, and in particular, for popularizing the bodysuit. What was once just a tight-fitting costume for ballet and gymnastics has now evolved into a versatile essential for work and play.
What we love most about this stretchy leotard? First, it’s made for the on-the-go gal, because it doesn’t untuck itself. Second, it’s a confidence booster and body-positive ally in the way it flatters all figures by hugging you in all the right places. And finally, as a bonus for non-believers, it gives a whole range of outfit possibilities for your one-piece swimsuits, too! You don’t even have to be the dare-to-bare type to rock one—although by all means, dare to bare. This thing is just versatile AF, and we can prove it.
Below, find 4 bodysuit looks we put together for 4 different scenarios, from taking care of business to hitting that new bar.
This suit ‘n’ bodysuit combo puts the fun in functional. You’ll be power-dressed to impress all day—and at the end of office hours, just ditch the blazer for a round of drinks.
On Larissa: Suzy Clothing Linda Bodysuit, P1,550, available here; Straightforward Easy Tailored Blazer in Medium Gray, P999, available here; and Straightforward Easy Tailored Trousers in Medium Gray, P799, available here.
Because the weekend calls for easygoing looks, this swimsuit-jogger combo is perfect. It strikes the balance between worry-free and put-together—which is what you need when hitting a Sunday market and getting a mani-pedi.
On Ysa: Coral Swimwear Cari One Piece Suit in Mustard, P2,250, available here, and Straightforward Cotton Drawstring Pants in Black, P649, available here.
BARKADA DANCE PARTY
Got plans with the girls to do cocktails at the bar, and then hit them with that ddu-ddu-ddu-ddu-DDU on the dance floor? This look keeps things classy yet playful as you boogie on down.
On Danna: CesaPH Daku Maillot, P2,280, available here; Mantou Clothing Hi-Rise Wide Leg Jeans, P1,199, available here; and Renée the Label Svana Earrings, P280, available here.
BIG DATE WITH BAE
Who says dark colors can’t be girly? Paired with a cream skirt, this midnight-blue one-piece gives you girl-next-door in the front and femme-fatale in the back. Rawr.
On Jem: Swash Laika One Piece Suit in Twilight Blue, P1,850, available here; Mantou Clothing Mini Skirt in Cream, P799, available here; and Renée the Label Kaori Earrings, P280, available here.
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