Thursday, October 28, 2010

Is that a Bodysuit You're Wearing?

Another really spectacular day here in NE~temperatures in the 70's~just perfect!

And believe it or not, YES, that is a bodysuit I have on!  They are a wonderful rediscovery.  I happened upon them as a solution to the  frustrations with the low rise stuff.  With this new menopausal body, I found I might have muffin top hanging out, or a cold breeze against my stomach or clothes  creeping up to my waist.  I thought, if I went back to a bodysuit...and lo and behold, it worked like a charm!

I bought three bodysuits in different colors and love them again like I did in the 70's.  Just one drawback though; VPL's if you wear them with jeans.

The outfit today--great cotton neutral color jacket, elastic waist cotton skirt, (love the ethnic style print) my shooties, and honking big hoops.

Jacket~Ann Taylor
skirt~Victoria's Secret
bodysuit~dance warehouse























Fall foliage is PEAKING
Do you still wear bodysuits?

7 comments:

  1. It's funny you should mention this...as I've been thinking of leotards lately. Are we speaking the same language?

    I like the diagonal lines on the skirt a lot!

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  2. Paula! This is so pretty! I love this combination.....I don't do well with body suits, they just never seem to fit right. But I am four-square for the whole concept. BRILLIANT!!! ~Serene

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  3. Was it Donna Karan who said in an interview I read lately that she relied on Wolford black bodysuits as a staple wardrobe item? If not her, another equally influential female designer. Made me think it might be worth picking one up and then here you are, right on trend.

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  4. Great outfit, and I love the idea of buying a body suit from a dance store---authentic AND cheaper than the ones from a department store!

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  5. Terri~its funny how that happens and I do think we are on the same wave-length...what were you going to wear it with?
    Serene~maybe you have a long torso like me..but the dance ones seem to be more comfortable. But they aren't for everyone! Thanks too~
    Mater~influential designer is good enough for me! Altho I do know that DK is big on body suits and always has been. Thanks~
    Hey Jo, nice to see you here again! Hey, they work for me. I still get a lot of stuff from my dancer's catalog--shrugs, shoes, yoga pants.

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  6. I love bodysuits! They are a little annoying when I need to pee, to be honest, but they're all kinds of wonderful underneath skirts. I just feel much more secure.

    About those VPLs, though, what was the word back in the seventies? I mean, was the VPL just not a big deal? I love the look of a bodysuit underneath shorts or jeans, but the VPL always deters me. Maybe I just ought to embrace it!

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  7. I LOVE this look. And you can easily wear this in winter by just popping on tights and boots! Love the skirt pattern.

    I haven't worn a body suit in years, but you do have a good point on fit....will have to give one a try.

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