Bodysuits for women have a fascinating history – they were invented by Jules Leotard, a French gymnast who was looking to make something functional for acrobats and gymnasts. The bodysuit was initially known as the leotard and was meant to be worn while staging acts centred around the trapeze. After that though, Claire McCardell, the American fashion designer refined the design to suit the sartorial needs of the common woman in the 1950s.
Since then, bodysuits have gone on to become known as comfortable shapewear that smoothen and support your core. So, if you are looking for shapewear to boost your confidence and feel great, the Zivame bodysuits selection is for you. Come, take a look at the myriad options in numerous colours, fabrics, sizes and functionalities.
If you are new to the world of shapewear, chances are that you may have more than a few questions on your mind about them. Hence, we have curated quick answers to some of the common queries:
What are women’s bodysuits?
Bodysuits are figure-hugging one-piece innerwear items that provide shape or form alteration and support. They may extend from the torso to the middle of the thighs. Some even come with sleeves of various lengths and openings at the crotch or underbelly for additional comfort, especially while using the restroom. They are not to be mistaken with swimsuits as they are made from completely different fabrics and are not meant for use in water. They can be worn under dresses or other outerwear items with great ease.
Must you wear a bra with a bodysuit?
Different types of bodysuits provide different coverage – while some cover your bust, belly and thighs, others may offer lesser coverage. The need to wear a bra depends on the shapewear you are buying and the outfit you are planning to sport. Some examples would be: a deep-neck blouse and saree combo, gowns with plunging necklines, etc. It is also advisable to wear panties, especially if your bodysuit is made from spandex, nylon, lace or other such material.
What bodysuit material is best for you?
Bodysuits can be of nylon, spandex, lace, cotton or a combination of various materials. Give ample thought to the amount of stretch, skin feel, appearance and breathability of the fabric before purchasing shapewear.
What are the different types of bodysuits
Bodysuits can either be long, covering a significant portion of your body or short, made for only specific regions like the hips and belly, with high-cut legs. Additionally, they can have a different collar and neck designs and can be strappy, sleeveless or full-sleeved.
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