When I spotted this floral body at Topshop last week, I got really excited. I thought it was a a one-piece swimsuit, you see, and I LOVE one-piece swimsuits, so I figured this would be the perfect thing to buy now and then stash away until vacation time.
Luckily, however, I took a closer look at the product description before hitting the “buy now” button – and that’s when I realised it wasn’t a swimsuit at all, but a bodysuit: as in, one of those strange garments with the poppers at the crotch, which were popular in the 90s, and occasionally afterwards, too.
I can’t actually remember the last time I bought a bodysuit, but, undeterred, I started thinking about how I might wear it, and came up with the following three outfits:
A dressed-up look, with a retro feel: how amazing are those shoes?
A more casual look, complete with flat sandals.
And an “on-vacation” look, with a slouchy t-shirt to throw over the top, if you feel like covering up a little.
In retrospect, this possibly wasn’t the best idea, because I’ve now convinced myself that I still need it, even although I wouldn’t be able to wear it by the pool, as I’d imagined. (Or, actually, I guess I could – just not IN it!)
The advantage of bodysuits like this is that they’re very streamlined under your clothes, with no need to tuck anything in, or deal with it becoming un-tucked during the day. I think this one is really pretty, and a lot more versatile than you might think at first: it’s also the kind of thing that would be great to throw in your suitcase when you’re off on your travels. What do you think: would you wear it? It’s £35 at Topshop, if so.