In my humble opinion 80s, fashion was completely and utterly hideous. It was a truly dark moment for fashion. It was a decade full of the most unruly trends the world has ever seen, however, we learned from our mistakes and progressed enough that although the bodysuit is back it has evolved into a thing of beauty. It may have been inspired by the 80s but It has never been presented with such elegance!

In 2017 when it came to bodysuits it was all about luxe materials – lace, ribbon, heavy embroidery, beading and velvet etc. There was this new wave – underwear was now the new outerwear.  This was a time where bodysuits were only just on the rise, they hadn’t fully made their comeback yet, last year is where we really saw them shine! With more opulent materials available to us I don’t think bodysuits have ever been looked so flattering on women of all shapes and sizes. Unlike 2017, bodysuits are something you can wear casually now – not just something for night outs or dinner dates, more and more high street stores are selling them and I am OBSESSED!

 Damaris Evans, who has long loved the body. “They’ve been produced for years, but I think they’ve been underestimated until the recent merging of lingerie and ready-to-wear,” she says. “When crafted properly, they are phenomenally flattering and can be layered very tastefully.”

I honestly feel like I say this in EVERY SINGLE POST but I just can’t help myself. The comeback of the body suit only goes to show that fashion trends are recycled now and again, even the ones that we thought we had gotten rid of forever. The trends of the past are coming back to life as better versions of themselves, first, it was wide leg patterned trousers, ugly sneakers, mom jeans and now the bodysuit, my question is which trend is making a comeback next? 

Here are some of my favourite bodysuits on the market right now from both high street and designer brands;

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Carousel Image 0 Beside Me black jersey bodysuit - Free People Black logo-intarsia jersey bodysuit - Balmain

Black ribbed swimsuit - Off-White