Bodysuits are not just for the bedroom!

Amber is wearing a black bodysuit

Amber is a trans woman from Australia with a love of bodysuits, pantyhose and anything with lycra in it.

Q: When it comes to bodysuits, I am used to seeing them as lingerie.  I even had several myself that had hooks at the bottom.  Those were my weapons of seduction.  But now I am seeing some that resemble swimsuits for dance or gymnastics without any hooks in the panty portion.  I wonder, what are they for?  

Yes, bodysuits can mean different things for different people. I guess the most common form is the lingerie kind, and yes those generally have the crotch fastenings. At the moment there are also a whole range of bodysuits that are designed to be worn as its own piece of clothing; similar to the way you would wear a top. You are right, these don’t always have the crotch hooks. I would say there are two categories of bodysuits; shapewear (or underwear) bodysuits and fashion bodysuits. Here, I’ll explain a bit about each one and why I like wearing them. Bodysuits can feel really great to wear.


I love wearing a nice tight bodysuit as underwear. This kind generally falls in the category of shapewear.  As one Youtube model named Christina says, shapewear is like pantyhose for your body.

I would split underwear, or shapewear, bodysuits into two different types of thong bottom and normal bottom.  Most bodysuits, especially the shapewear ones come with a hook-fastening crotch which makes it more accessible in the crotch area.

Thong bodysuits 

Thongs are really comfortable. They are nice and tight around the crotch. And with the thong resting firmly in-between the butt cheeks, they can make for a sexy feeling!  The only downside I find is if I’m in a work environment and I’m wearing jeans, sometimes I worry about my shirt rising up to reveal the fact that I’m wearing a thong.  Some situations I don’t mind if people see, other environments it’s not so appropriate.  If I wear a thong bodysuit to work or such places, I make sure I’m wearing a shirt that won’t ride up and bottoms that won’t ride down.  Leggings are perfect to wear with thong bodysuits I find as they give my bum a really good shape with no visible panty lines. Also thong bodysuits are great to wear with skirts (pencil skirts or miniskirts) and pantyhose.  I usually wear the bodysuit over the top of my pantyhose.

One of my thong bodysuits is from Vedette.  It has latex in the body of it so it is really tight. It gives a great hourglass shape to my body. The only downside is that it’s quite thick material and is quite hot, and it gets too hot to wear in summer. It’s definitely a winter bodysuit. Spanx also so a great thong bodysuit in a thinner material.

Full bottom bodysuits 

Full bottom bodysuits are great too. I usually wear these when I’m in a place where I don’t want my thong to show, or when I just don’t feel like wearing a thong. I like the full support feeling around my bum. You don’t get this feeling with the thong bodysuit. You can either go for a lingerie kind of look with under wire, and some might come with corset shaping in the body. The ones with the under wire are handy because it is basically and bra and panties in one. They also usually have a hook-fastening on the crotch.

Balera Body Suit – another item in Amber’s wardrobe

Another kind is more of a ballet, leotard style.  I’ve actually just bought this Balera bodysuit online.  It has its own built in shelf bra which can be handy. I wear this one under jeans, tights, skirts or leggings.  I wear tight fitting shirts or singlets over it. I might wear it on its own if I find the right bottoms to go with it, but it is generally an undergarment so should really be hidden from view.  This is also a great bodysuit to wear as underwear when exercising, or any active situations.

All of these bodysuits are great to wear as underwear.  I love the tight, sexy feeling they give, especially the shapewear bodysuits.  And, because they are worn as underwear, under clothes, nobody necessarily knows you are wearing this tight, snuggly undergarment!


Another kind of bodysuit is the fashion bodysuit. These are generally worn as you would a top. So generally nothing goes over the top of them.

I have just bought this particular bodysuit from Black Milk.  They have a wonderful range of bodysuits in all sorts of different prints and styles.  They even do a hooded bodysuit!! It’s super sexy.  They actually call these swimsuits.  As much as they look great as part of everyday wear you can also swim in them!  But take care to wash them well after swimming because lycra doesn’t like saltwater and chlorine!  Also note that these don’t have the crotch fastenings.

Amber is wearing a bodysuit by Black Milk with shiny pantyhose by Wolford.

I have so much fun styling these up for playing around with different outfits to complement the bodysuit. With a printed one, like the one above, I go for simple items to go with it such as plain shorts and cardigans so as not to complicate the outfit. I would wear this with a mini skirt, tight jeans, or some little denim shorts. It would also go with some baggy pants to give the effect of baggy bottom, tight top. It might also go with some leggings over the top but to do this I think would take some careful styling. Then I might put a nice cardigan or blazer over the top if it’s a cold day. It looks even better with a nice low hanging necklace too!

Bodysuits cover a range of purposes. I love the feeling of walking down the street in a nice tight bodysuit, either under my clothes or as a piece of clothing itself.  Worn correctly, they make for a great, sexy feel.  A great addition to pantyhose, either as underwear or on its own as part of an outfit!


Please visit Amber’s blog to learn more about her love for bodysuits, pantyhose, leggings, and all other tight sexy clothing.

11 thoughts on “Bodysuits are not just for the bedroom!

  1. How did you find this subject? I have to make a visit at ambers blog a day. She is right that bodysuits are good looking and I am sure that they are comfortable too. I would love to wear a bodysuite as a top, but I will wait until next summer when it is warm again.

    • Hi, Loretta,

      The bodysuit topic was suggested by Amber. She likes it very much and she wanted to do a guest post for my blog.

      I’d love to see people’s response to this because I usually don’t deviate much from hosiery, but changes are that people who like hosiery may like tight clothes that goes above the waist too.

  2. Amber looks great! I did check out her blog and tried to leave a comment but it didn’t show up for some reason. I also like seeing women in leotards and bodysuits and can understand her fascination.

    • James, let me see if I can ask Amber about this. I think that she probably has some kind of moderation set up, the same way I do. It’s against spam. Most of my comments that I get are sadly spam. 🙁

    • Claudia, thank you so much, it feels really nice that you took the time to check out my blog too. I was really excited when I found yours by accident because we seem to like the same kind of feminine garments and styles.

      You are also very lucky to live in one of the most fashion forward countries – Italy. In North America a well-dressed woman is a rare site.

  3. The ones without crotch fastenings are called Leotard. Take a look at wikipedia, the geman version of the article has also images of the skater style version. You mut have noticed by now that Wolford also carys a load auf body suit styles that are clearly not lingerie (at least not the top part 😉 )

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