The body suit is back! Fashion Police appalled….


If you're old enough to remember the early 90s, then you'll probably remember bodysuits, or "bodies" as they were commonly known. "Bodies". Let's just think on that one for a moment…

OK, where was I? Oh yes, bodysuits. The idea, of course, was that they'd make you look like your top was tucked into your jeans, without any of those annoying wrinkles that happen when your top is actually tucked into your jeans. Also: the shirt would never come un-tucked, so you'd always look all neat and preppy, and like you just stepped out of an early 90s Gap advert.

The reality, of course, was very different. You see, the reality is that the "top tucked into jeans" look isn't actually all that hot, is it? And to be brutally honest, it kinda sucks. Bodysuits were also uncomfortable. The poppers fastened right under your crotch, making you feel like you were wearing a nappy at all times. Worse, the poppers would sometimes un-pop, and you'd see girls walking around with their shirt tucked into their jeans at the front, and a little "tail" flying along behind them. As you can imagine, this wasn't a good look.

Anyway, my point is this: bodysuits are back. French Connection are selling them for £30 a pop (no pun intended). Run, people. Hide. Escape the invasion of the body snatchers suits if you can. It's not too late…


  • July 18, 2007


    Oh, poo! I like bodysuits. I have three that look like oxford shirts above, but have a mesh thong bottom. I don’t wear them with jeans (usually), but with slacks and skirts.
    I like how they stay tucked in, but still expose a low, pretty waistband.
    But I do admit, I have to wear tights or giant knickers beneath or else the snap area rubs me raw.

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  • July 19, 2007


    i’ve had some painful accidents with those studs in the past.

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  • April 12, 2008


    oh i really love these i think they are a great idea, ive bought this high waisted skirt and tucking things into it just doesn’t work too well, with the crumples etc, i am in desperate need of one of these vest like if anyone knows where i can get one, so far the only place ive seen one is pilot or asos and they are all three quarter length sleeves…any ideas?

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  • September 11, 2009


    I love bodysuits. Yes the tucked in look with trousers is awful which is why I only ever wear mine with skirts.

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  • September 13, 2009


    Hell, I love bodysuits as well! I get terribly cold when my shirt rides up and exposes my lower back in winter (I live in northern germany), so these are a good means of staying warm. I actually don’t even dislike the “tucked in with trousers” look. Guess I’m guilty 🙂
    .-= Irys´s last blog ..Test Post =-.

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  • September 25, 2009


    New Look has a range with both short and long sleeves. Bodysuits ftw!

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  • November 6, 2009


    you can get alot of really cute ones at american apparel.

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  • April 21, 2013


    Just purchased a bodysuit but not sure I can wear it as I am worried if it will leave a vpl

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