Q: What is a bodysuit?
A: A bodysuit is a one piece knitted garment
similar to a leotard. Unlike leotards, bodysuits have snaps at the crotch. This
makes it easier to wear with clothing or hosiery and still use the bathroom comfortably.
In contrast, a person wearing a leotard must pull down the entire garment in
order to use the bathroom. This becomes very impractical when also wearing a
jacket, pants or jeans.
Q: It sounds complicated, why would I want to wear one?
A: Bodysuits offer certain advantages over simple
blouses or knit tops. For those who like a "neat" look, a bodysuit
never comes untucked. A bodysuit looks great with today's low-riding pants and
skirts, especially for those who don't want to show their tummies. Short-waisted
people look longer waisted in a bodysuit. And the spandex or Lycra
most bodysuits provides a bit of control. Bodysuits are also popular as
the basis for costumes at Halloween.
Q: Who invented bodysuits?
A: We aren't sure who invented them, but they were
popularized by designer Donna Karan during the 1980's.
Q: Why can't I find bodysuits in stores?
A: There are probably a number of factors at work here.
They present a number of difficulties for traditional retailers -- do they
belong with knit tops and sportswear or lingerie? While they look great on the
body, they don't look particularly attractive on hangers, so they are difficult
to merchandise and display.
Q: Who wears bodysuits?
A: Woman wear bodysuits for many of the reasons listed
above. Wolford bodysuits (which retail for $200 and up) are especially popular
with women who wear couture clothing. If you spend hundreds of dollars on a
designer suit, you want something very simple and comfortable to wear with it.
A wardrobe of high quality basic bodysuits is a well kept secret of some of the
world's best dressed women.
Q: What are the advantages of 'thong' bottom vs.
'regular' bottom bodysuits?
A: This is really a matter of personal preference. Just
as thong panties are thought to eliminate 'panty lines' you can expect the same
with a thong bodysuit. Our 'regular bottom' bodysuits have a cut similar to
bikini panties. Of course you get a cleaner look under clothing because there is
no line from the top of the bikini.
Q: What is a "cat suit"?
A: A cat suit is a bodysuit which covers you from head to
toe. Catsuits come in a variety of sleeve and pant lengths. They are
popular for sports, exercising and yoga. Alternate names for this style
are "unitard" or bodystocking."
Q: How do I care for my bodysuit?
A: We provide basic care information online for each
style and each bodysuit has a care label. Bodysuits will last longer and
look better if treated with care. Although the care instructions for
certain styles indicate "tumble dry", we recommend no longer than five
minutes in a cool dryer to shake out wrinkles, then line dry.