Are you hesitant to wear a lace bodysuit out? I’m here to banish your fears, give you some tips and tell you exactly how you can wear a lace bodysuit out without looking inappropriate or overexposed! Bodysuits have been trending for quite a while now and they are not going away anytime soon! I’ve worn multiple bodysuits on my blog myself including this deep-V one, as well as this mesh one both from Nasty Gal. Today I will be styling this mixed lace bodysuit by Thistle and Spire.
Thistle and Spire is a lingerie brand based in Brooklyn, NY that juxtaposes luxe fabrics with bold lines and architectural details. They often feature beautiful laces as well as amazing strappy pieces. As a lingerie designer myself I value quality just as much as the design and Thistle and Spire definitely exceeds in both!
HOW TO WEAR A LACE BODYSUIT OUT
There are so many great things about form-fitting bodysuits like not having to wear a bra and not having to worry about your clothes gaping open. But because of the see-through nature of a lace bodysuit, you do need to pick and choose the right one to fit your needs.
BODYSUIT WITH LINED CUPS
Your easiest and best option is to go with a lace bodysuit that already covers up your sensitive parts for you. Having cup lining also means an extra layer to prevent awkward nipple protrusion, although personally I don’t care much about that. The mixed lace bodysuit I’m wearing is lightly lined so does the job just fine. I love how there’s varying levels of transparency in this one bodysuit. The placement of the lace and the halter neck also makes this a very flattering piece.
– SHOP LINED BODYSUITS –
WEAR A LIGHT JACKET
If you want to wear a bodysuit out but feel overexposed you can easily throw a light denim or leather jacket over it. Here I’m wearing my mum’s denim jacket from the 90s (thanks mummy) to avoid leather overdose as I’m already wearing leather pants. You can also try wearing a light scarf or shaw, letting it drape over your breasts and fastening it with a belt.
– SHOP LIGHT JACKETS –
WEAR A NIPPLE PASTY
Another easy way to avoid nipple nightmares is to wear a nipple pasty. Now, I have not personally worn this, and whether you are comfortable wearing this under a see-through lace bodysuit is up to you. There are many designs and options out there but I would suggest to stick to something simple like a black pasty under a dark color lace bodysuit. It may still be considered inappropriate in many circumstances but I’m sure you’ll be fine at a music festival or club. I would avoid wearing skin colored pasties because then you might look like your nipples have gone missing. But hey, it’s up to you!
– SHOP NIPPLE PASTIES –
WEAR A BRA UNDERNEATH
Wearing a bra underneath a lace bodysuit can be a bit tricky especially if the bra or bodysuit already has some design element. You want to avoid having the two items clash too much and overcrowding with straps. So if you are wearing a strappy bodysuit, wear a plain triangular bra with thin straps underneath. If your bodysuit is plain then wear a bra with unique strap details underneath as a statement feature! Marlies Dekkers and Bordelle are two great brands for statement strappy bras to wear underneath see-through clothing.
– SHOP LACE BODYSUITS & BRAS –
| Photography by Austin Donohue |
– OUTFIT DETAILS –
Mixed lace bodysuit by Thistle and Spire
Leather Pants by The Kooples (Similar here)
Bri Bri Belt in Gold by B-Low the Belt
I hope this post gives you some courage and ideas on how to wear a lace bodysuit out! Don’t be afraid, just follow the tips and wear it out!