The nineties bodysuit is back. This is how to style yours in 2022.

If you can recall wearing bodysuits the first-time around in all their ribbed, high-leg glory, chances are the prospect of donning a Lycra all-in-one on its comeback tour may feel a little daunting. But rest easy: ‘bodies’ 2.0 have taken a sophisticated twist. With high-tech fabrics, flattering silhouettes and hidden shapewear benefits, they are, in fact, the go-to layering piece for those tricky trans-seasonal months.

This is our edit of styles to try, from Kim K’s sell-out shapewear styles to cosy fine-gauge knits and workwear staples. Whatever your preconceptions of bodysuits, prepare for a rethink.

9 Bodysuits For Your Autumn Wardrobe


Roll-neck String Bodysuit, £141

This fine-gauge, modal roll-neck is the perfect body-hugging layering piece for maximising the wear out of your summer dresses as the weather cools. Buy it.

Good American

Scuba Square Neck Woven Body, £70

The Good American brand, founded by Khloe Kardashian and Emma Grede, has always been designed with a ‘same shape for every size’ ethos Known for its size-inclusive denim, the Good American Body range includes this square-neck style with clever contouring panels to cinch your waist and give medium support. Buy it.


Crew Neck Long Sleeve Body Suit, £66

Credited for bringing ‘the body back’, Kim K’s shapewear brand Skims does exactly that – skims the body like a second skin. This crew neck style is available in a range of neutrals and seasonal brights, all in Skims signature buttery soft, lightweight fabric that feels supportive, yet breathable next to skin. Buy it.


Ines Maternity Bodysuit, £90

If you have a baby on board, this maternity bodysuit accommodates and flatters a growing bump. With double-lining for extra coverage and super soft, supportive fabric, pair with maternity jeans and a loose linen shirt for a laid-back, off-duty look. Buy it.

Free People

Down to Earth Two-Pack Body Bundle, £40

The cut-away neckline of these staple bodies from Free People makes them a flattering fit on the shoulder – the perfect minimal foil for this season’s busy printed trouser trend. Buy it.

& Other Stories

Buttoned Short Sleeve Body, £35

For an authentic 90s feel, this ribbed, button-neck body with short cropped sleeves has all the minimal vibes. Try in place of a standard T-shirt with paper-bag denim shorts and never have to worry about tucking your tee in again. Buy it.


Long Sleeve V-Neck Bodysuit, £26

Everlane’s daily staples are effortlessly wearable, from their denim to their super-soft Supima cotton bodies. This v-neck long-sleeve style is brilliant for under suits for a streamline, sharp silhouette. Buy it.


Fabien Velvet Bodysuit, £68

A totally different vibe to the sleek ‘body’ silhouette, this baby blue velvet bustier would look just as good with denim during the day as it would with slicked back hair and sharp tailoring after dark. Buy it.


Sheer Print Bodysuit, £20

This sheer print body from Zara is not for the faint-hearted, but if you’re game, it immediately gives vintage Gaultier vibes. Pair with wide-leg cream trousers and minimal gold accessories to finish the look. Buy it.

By Lydia Mansi
September 2022

Lydia Mansi

Lifestyle Editor

Lydia is an all-round lifestyle guru, tireless champion of women in business and our resident expert on beauty.