Basques and Bodysuits
What is a Bodysuit?
A bodysuit is a one-piece undergarment, fitting over the torso and the crotch, although different designs will also cover other body areas (the arms for instance). A typical bodysuit looks similar to a leotard or all in one swimsuit. They come in a range of different materials and designs, with different levels of coverage, support and comfort.
What is a Basque?
A basque is another woman's undergarment with French origins. They’re similar to corsets in length and design, but offer less of a severe type of shaping. Basques also have different types of closures, varying back lengths and are often made of more flexible materials. Think of a basque as a less extreme version of a corset.
What is the Point of a Bodysuit?
Bodysuits are versatile types of lingerie, meaning that there’s different types for different purposes. Whilst many bodysuits are designed to be sexy lingerie, others are designed to offer body shaping or comfort.
Many bodysuits provide support in a seam-free style, making them convenient for layering underneath clothing and shaping the body. Bodysuits are most often skin-tight, hugging the contours of the body.
Do You Wear Underwear With a Bodysuit?
The simple answer is no, bodysuits aren’t designed to be worn with underwear. Whilst they can be worn for a variety of purposes, they don’t require underwear. Whilst you could if you wanted to, a bodysuit is designed to act as underwear too. Some bodysuits even come with built-in bras, meaning that you don’t have to worry about support or lift to the breasts.
How to Wear a Bodysuit
You can wear a bodysuit underneath clothing or on its own - it’s completely down to personal preference. Bodysuits make great standalone sexy lingerie pieces, but they also make ridiculously stylish outerwear. There’s also bodysuits designed for comfort and shaping, which are perfect underneath a tight t-shirt for getting a completely smooth, contoured silhouette. There’s a bodysuit out there for pretty much any purpose.
What to Wear With a Bodysuit
Bodysuits can be worn with anything, depending on your style and what you want from your look. Our best recommendation is a classic: try a sexy black bodysuit with a pair of high-waisted jeans, blazer and heels. It’s timeless and guaranteed to look fabulous every time.
What is the Difference Between a Basque and a Corset?
The difference between a basque and a corset is that a basque has a hook-and-eye fastening on the back, whereas a corset has laces. The laces on a corset are how the piece shapes the body, and therefore a corset provides more of a dramatic shape than a basque.
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