I have never been a Bodysuit Person. I vaguely recall flirting with the idea of buying a bodysuit as a young teen, enthralled by the concept of not having to untuck and re-tuck a top into my jeans ALL DAY LONG, and then promptly shutting it down when I realized that it came with the steep price of having to deal with snaps in my crotch all day long.
Fast-forward 20 years, and I was seduced by the idea once again when I saw this gorgeous velvet bodysuit on Good American's website — yes, Good American, of Khloe Kardashian all-inclusive denim fame. As a huge fan of all things '80s, the velvet leopard print was calling my name, loud and clear, and I simply could not ignore it.
Let me preface my feelings of love and adoration for this piece of clothing by acknowledging that no, it is not cheap. But it feels so freakin' soft and luxurious and is such a surprisingly comfy dream to wear that if you like treating yourself to fancy, pretty things, you also enjoy feeling like an extra from a Joan Jett or Pat Benatar music video in the most badass way possible, and you have no moral objections to supporting the Kardashian empire, you may want to consider purchasing this as well. You can wear the velvet burnout bodysuit on its own (if you do, all of the site's bodysuits conveniently come with pasties) or layered over another piece; I prefer it with a cropped black bra top underneath. It's just a sexy top that you can, if you believe it, dress up or down (I mean...this model wearing it with velour pants? How does this even work so well?!), and the best part is that it is so incredibly comfortable in the snap-closure area that you won't even remember you're wearing a bodysuit. Also, it arrives in a resealable pouch, so you won't have worry about it getting snagged on anything in your drawers or closet.
I am officially a bodysuit convert, and in the weeks since acquiring this one, have even bought another! (Perhaps I'll let you know how that one goes in a separate installment.) —Emmy Favilla
Get it from Good American for $159 (available in sizes 0–5, or XS–2XL).