In theory, bodysuits should be the ultimate solution—versatile, chic, and comfortable; but in reality, they’re often a cause for frustration. Between a fit that’s ever so slightly off or fabric that just can’t hold up, there’s a list of crucial boxes that must be checked when shopping for your next go-to bodysuit—and knowing what occasion you’re shopping for may be the ultimate factor. The best part? There’s a bodysuit for every event (they’re not solely for shapewear or the bedroom these days!) as well as a few that are versatile enough to handle wherever life may take you.
“We can layer them under blazers to elevate them for work, with a pair of jeans and ballet flats for an off-duty model approach and much more,” says Laura Silvia Gesuito, U.S. Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Calzedonia Group. Think of how you’d wear a T-shirt or casual blouse, a bodysuit is a great alternative.”
Essentially, there’s a bodysuit for every body and every moment of life. The proof is in our picks ahead.
SKIMS Fits Everybody Square Neck Bodysuit
If there’s any brand (or founder) that’s famous for bodysuits, it’s probably Kim Kardashian’s lingerie and loungewear brand SKIMS. The brand's Fits Everybody Square Neck Bodysuit is one of the brand’s most popular bodysuits, made with double-layered fabric, a square neckline, and a thong back. With thousands of positive reviews, you can tell that people really love it. Many bodysuits can feel a little exposed, but this one is compressive and supportive, while still disappearing under pants and skirts.
Price at time of publish: $58
Fabric: 76% polyamide, 24% elastane | Sizes: XXS–4X | Colors: Sugar Plum, Fuschia, Silver, Gold +9 skin tones
Best Overall, Runner-Up
SKIMS Crew Neck Bodysuit
When it comes to versatility, comfort, and price point (it's under $70), the SKIMS Essential Crew Neck Sleeveless Bodysuit is a winner, too. Paired with denim and heels, it’s perfect for an evening out; meanwhile, underneath a blazer and styled with trousers, you’re set for a day at the office. Plus, it comes in an array of seasonal colors, and the wicking fabric makes it a strong pick for the warmer months ahead.
Price at time of publish: $68
Fabric: 95% nylon, 5% spandex | Sizes: XS–5X | Colors: Onyx, Sienna, Pink Highlighter, Orange Highlighter +more
Abercrombie Short-Sleeve Cotton Seamless Fabric Crew Bodysuit
You may be able to stop your hunt for the perfect T-shirt with this bodysuit from Abercrombie. The style is one of the most versatile, and the smoothing fabric is equally as comfortable as it is flattering. “For bodysuits, I'm always looking for pieces that have a lot of stretch, with smoothing and body sculpting silhouettes, so that they can easily be worn as a layering piece, or on their own,” says content creator CoCo Bassey and this option does just that.
Price at time of publish: $45
Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% elastane | Sizes: XXS–XXL | Colors: White, Black +more
Good American Scuba Tee Thong Bodysuit
Whenever you partake in a conversation about bodysuits, you’re almost guaranteed to hear the name Good American—and all for good reason. They’ve mastered the art of fabric, making them the go-to for white bodysuits that ensure coverage while still being undeniably comfortable. Plus, they’ve invested in a size range from XS to 5XL.
Price at time of publish: $75
Fabric: 80% nylon, 20% elastane | Sizes: 0–8 (XS–5XL) | Colors: White, Black
Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Square Neck Bodysuit
Old Navy has become the industry’s best-kept secret for quality basics, and this bodysuit makes the case. This style in particular comes in a variety of elevated neutrals and has a thicker strap that feels workwear-appropriate (in some cases). For under $30, you’ll want to add a shade—or three—to your cart ASAP.
Price at time of publish: $25
Fabric: 95% cotton, 5% spandex | Sizes: XS–4X | Colors: Wish Bone, White Lilies, Mineral Rouge, Tanzanite +more
ReoRia Racer Back Halter Neck Bodysuit
This particular Amazon-famous bodysuit has been reviewed more than 30,000 times (the majority of which are 5-star reviews). With so many different colors and fabric makeup that’s very similar to other, more expensive bodysuits, it’s easy to understand why this affordable bodysuit is one of the most popular on Amazon right now.
Price at time of publish: $27
Fabric: 75% nylon, 25% spandex | Sizes: XS–XXL | Colors: Black, Brown, Burgundy, Coffee, Deep Blue, Green +more
Best T-Shirt, Runner-Up
SKIMS Stretch Cotton Jersey T-Shirt Bodysuit
T-shirt bodysuits are some of the most versatile options, as they give the illusion of a perfectly tucked-in T-shirt (no pulling or bunching necessary). With its crew neckline, thong back, and contour material, this one from SKIMS will help you nail the look. "I have a curvier body type and felt like [this bodysuit] accentuated my features without making me feel like a caged sausage," says former Byrdie editor Daniela Galvez. "I'm 5-foot-3 and since the torso area was pretty long, I didn't feel like it was too tight at the bottom; it was snug but not uncomfortable."
Price at time of publish: $62
Fabric: 90% cotton, 10% spandex | Sizes: XXS–4X | Colors: Bone, Soot, Light Heather Grey +more
Best Date Night
Intimissimi Eleanora Lace Bodysuit
For a lingerie-inspired bodysuit that works beyond the bedroom, you’ll want to balance coverage, comfort, and, of course, sex appeal, too. “Clients can have fun with wearing things out of their specific product type and truly express themselves in a way that’s truly unique,” says Gesuito. Juxtapose this black lacy piece with relaxed denim or cargo pants and a pair of heels for your next date night.
Price at time of publish: $69
Fabric: 78% polyamide, 16% elastane, 3% cotton, 3% polyester | Sizes: 34B–38C | Colors: Black
Best Long Sleeve
Spanx Suit Yourself Long Sleeve Scoop Neck Bodysuit
Long sleeve tops with boat necklines are sweeping TikTok, and this bodysuit from Spanx is the answer to achieving the look. The sleek silhouette features a soft, smoothing fabric for a flattering bodysuit option that embodies a versatile sensibility. So, one in every color?
Price at time of publish: $78
Fabric: 77% polyester, 23% elastane | Sizes: XS–3X | Colors: White, Black
Fleur du Mal Eco Luxe Jersey Bodysuit
When it comes to corsets, it’s all about the fit. Jennifer Zucarini, founder of Fleur du Mal agrees: “Like bras, bodysuits are very fit intensive––we make a lot of styles that have structured cups and require multiple fittings to perfect,” she says. “We try to think about how our customer will be wearing our bodysuits––what she’ll be layering with.” Keeping that in mind, you can feel confident that this Fleur du Mal bodysuit with lining and boning will be a winner.
Price at time of publish: $135
Fabric: 75% recycled polyamide, 25% elastane | Sizes: XS-L | Colors: Rose Pink, Black
Commando Classic Button Down Bodysuit
Whether you’re at the office or seaside sipping a cocktail, there’s something about a crisp white button-down that feels just right. Instead of dealing with the hassle of tucking and retucking all day long, opt for a bodysuit option as a smart yet stylish alternative. This one by Commando is sure to check all the boxes.
Price at time of publish: $228
Fabric: 72% nylon, 28% elastane | Sizes: XS–XL | Colors: White, Black
The Range Polo Bodysuit
The prep aesthetic has been making its way back into our zeitgeist (hello, tenniscore!), and the polo bodysuit is a trend that aces the look. This option by The Range is undeniably chic and feels luxe in the espresso colorway. Style this back to linen trousers or a pair of a-line shorts, and you’ll be set for an it-girl-approved daytime outfit.
Price at time of publish: $185
Fabric: 98% cotton, 2% spandex | Sizes: XS–L | Colors: Espresso
Babaton Contour Squareneck Bodysuit
There's nothing quite like Aritzia's Babaton Contour Squareneck Bodysuits. Between the buttery soft fabric (which is as high-quality as it gets, by the way), aesthetic color options, and contoured fit, the style leaves little to be desired. Commerce writer Caitlyn Martyn has several iterations of this bodysuit in a number of colors. "Even though these bodysuits are considered a basic, I swear they elevate every single outfit I've paired them with," she says. "I especially love how opaque and smoothing they are—even when I wear the white color, I don't have to worry about body rolls or ribs peeking through."
Price at time of publish: $48
Fabric: 94% nylon, 6% elastane | Sizes: XXS–2XL with additional tall sizing | Colors: Black, White, Pearl, Taupe +more
Cou Cou White Bodysuit
For the warmer months, you’ll want a tank bodysuit that’s light and breathable––and this one by Cou Cou has the perfect lingerie nod, too, for an extra special touch. If you’re looking for styling tips, Cou Cou founder Rose Colcord has some insight: “We designed our bodysuit for everyday wear, so it can literally be dressed down with sweats and some cute sambas or your favorite dress pants and kitten heels for Friday night wine with the girls. I’ve recently also been loving pairing it with jeans and The Crop Cardi.”
Price at time of publish: $75
Fabric: 100% GOTS-certified cotton pointelle and French lace | Sizes: XXS–XXL | Colors: White
Madewell Tank Thong Bodysuit
The recurring theme in the many positive customer reviews of this bodysuit is the quality of the design and fabric. Inspired by a dancer's leotard, this option offers a soft, stretchy construction and thong bottom, meaning no visible panty lines—an essential in your closet you can wear over and over again.
Price at time of publish: $15–$20 (originally $40)
Fabric: 56% cotton, 38% polyamide, 6% elastane | Sizes: XXS–XXL | Colors: True Black, Heather Smoke, Lighthouse
Spanx Suit Yourself Turtleneck Bodysuit
Spanx is, of course, famous for its quality shapewear, so you know that this bodysuit is going to hug and cling in all the right places. We also like that sizing runs up to 3X, which is more inclusive than some other options on this list. However, we'd say that we love it if it ran past 4X.
Price at time of publish: $88
Fabric: 77% polyester, 23% elastane; 100% cotton gusset | Sizes: XS–3X | Colors: Classic Black, White
The SKIMS Fits Everybody Square Neck Bodysuit is, hands down, our favorite bodysuit. Not only is it available in a variety of sizes (XXS–4X), it's stretchy and super flattering. For a more budget-friendly pick, you can't go wrong with the ReoRia Racer Back Halter Neck Bodysuit. With over 10,000 reviews on Amazon, this bodysuit is popular for its color options and fabric that feels a lot more expensive than it actually is.
What to Look for in a Bodysuit
Being overheated in a bodysuit is never, ever fun, so focusing on breathable fabrics could save you a lot of discomforts (and sweat) later on. The Abercrombie Short-Sleeve Cotton Seamless Fabric Crew Bodysuit in particular features cotton, which is breathable, and elastane, for stretchiness. Bodysuits like these are key for warmer months or in situations where you might be getting sweaty, like commuting, dancing, or lots of walking.
Additionally, the right size is key when shopping for a bodysuit. You'll need to assess the length of the piece measured against the length of your torso. Sometimes a bodysuit will fit great width-wise but is either too long or too short in length. If it's too short, it will feel tight and uncomfortable, and if too long, you may not get that form-fitting look you were hoping to achieve. The Old Navy Fitted Sleeveless Square-Neck Bodysuit is great because it has a lot of give and contours the body just right.
How can you style a bodysuit?
When it comes to styling, it’s totally up to you. “We love them under a [sweater], but our favorite of all is with an oversized blazer and blue denim,” says Katie Lopes, co-founder of the undergarment brand Stripe & Stare.
Most people wear bodysuits as a layering piece, but the possibilities are endless depending on your style and comfort level. And contrary to popular belief, not every outfit featuring a bodysuit has to be super sexy.
Curious about more ways to style bodysuits? Check out Byrdie's bodysuit outfit ideas, or Crystal Coon’s tips for styling plus-size bodysuits.
Do you wear underwear with a bodysuit?
If you’re curious about bodysuits but still wondering what kind of undergarments to wear with them, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Lopes says that it seems to be about a 50/50 split in terms of wearing underwear versus not wearing underwear with a bodysuit—at least in her office.
If you Google around, there seems to be no official rule for whether or not wearing underwear with a bodysuit is a no-no or not, but Jene Luciana, author of The Bra Book, did tell Well+Good in an interview that “underwear with bodysuits is totally unnecessary and defeats the purpose." Plus, a cotton gusset (a feature on many bodysuits, but not all–so it’s worth looking out for) should keep things, um...breathable down there. In conclusion, do what makes you comfortable.
What is a bodysuit?
By definition, a bodysuit is a form-fitting or skin-tight garment that covers the torso and the crotch. For all you visual learners out there: Picture a one-piece swimsuit that’s designed so that zero seams show in the bottom half of the suit (this is why so many bodysuits have thong backs). The purpose of a bodysuit is to give the illusion of a completely seamless, perfectly tucked-in, and in-place shirt. Usually, bodysuits have a snap-close crotch that allows for easy removal for bathroom trips, but some are one continuous piece of fabric.
How We Researched
To compile this list, our team of editors and contributors spent hours researching the best products on the market in this category, evaluating their key features—like material, size range, or design—in addition to reviews from customers and other trusted sources. We then used this research to assign a star rating from one to five (five being the best; one being the worst) to certain products on the list.
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Kendall Becker is a fashion direction consultant for global trend forecasting agencies as well as a freelance writer covering fashion and luxury lifestyle with bylines in Refinery29, Editorialist, The Zoe Report, LuisaViaRoma, Coveteur, Byrdie, and WhoWhatWear. Prior, she was the Assistant Fashion Director for Women’s RTW at Bloomingdale’s. In addition, she’s the host of The Curated Podcast and has been featured as an expert in WWD, ABC, Harper’s BAZAAR, GQ, InStyle, Teen Vogue, Sourcing Journal, Marie Claire, Vice, The Daily Mail, and more.