The Bodysuit

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The bodysuit was a progression from the leotard. It was introduced into the United States after the 1950's. The leotard was worn first by Fashion designer Claire McCardell who designed several different styles for models during that time. Claire wanted to create a style that was more of a ready-to-wear piece that was accessible and easy to put on. The leotard was worn as a blouse or T-shirt and was paired with a skirt or pants. Bettie Page was the first to wear the recognized bodysuit in the 1950's and was a trademark attire of  the PlayBoy Bunnies from the 1960's as well a Wonder Woman in the animated series Super Friends. The bodysuit was once made for not only the woman but man. Azzedine Alaia and Donna Karan were the first to make this happen in the 1960's. 


Once the bodysuit trend slowdown it was resurrected as shapewear for underwear and lingerie. It was very popular because women would use the shapewear under certain garments of clothing to give a slimming effect. In 2010 it reappeared as a blouse bodysuit and classic turtleneck bodysuit. As of now the bodysuit is a hot tamale in the fashion world with its variety of styles mock neck, tank top, long sleeve and cap sleeve your sure to find on of these styles in your favorite fashion shop. Each year the styles become more unique with lace, cutout, velvet ,ribbed, cotton, silk and much more. The bodysuit will always be a go to in any wardrobe due to its easy accessibility and being able to pair it with a pair of jeans or skirt. 

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and gained a little experience on how some of fashions pieces were created. Stay tuned as I continue to provide you with the latest trends of fashion...

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     KMarie