Sadly I remember the original bodysuits as a teenager. I would wear my high waisted DKNY jeans with a black or white long sleeved turtle neck topped off with a mass of curly ‘cork screwed’ hair. That was the pinnacle of early nineties fashion.
Bodysuits in the 90’s were like a toddlers ‘onesie’, like a leotard or one piece swimwear with awkward, practically impossible to reach, snap fasteners under the crotch. The press studs were annoying and also uncomfortable and if the body suit didn’t fit correctly it was forever giving a wedgy, revealing ‘hip skin’ or ‘popping’ undone.
Sometimes all three happened! The horror!
Attempt to sit down……………Reveal hip skin, feel the wedgy…………….‘pop’!!!!
Even worse, however, was that I was forever forgetting to snap the fasteners back into back place after a visit to the powder room.
‘Tail’ watching was a regular event in the early 90’s. And, it wasn’t a good look!
By the mid 1990’s the belly button piercing craze had hit town and everyone decided to reveal their jewelled navels and abandon these poor misunderstood body suits to the back of the wardrobe.
And so to 2014, thankfully bodysuits have moved on from those early creations and today they are an excellent wardrobe staple. The closures are not directly under the crotch and advanced fabrications and tailored cuts mean that the body suit can offer smooth lines, support and, in some cases that extra bum lift.
Here’s Leighton Meester rocking a lace body with bra underneath and some other examples of modern day bodies.
Look out for some new body suits being offered by The Hosiery Queen in 2014.
I can guarantee that the fit will be right but you’ll still have to remember to fasten them!
The ‘tail’ will never be fashionable!