Welcome to The Essentials, our weekly series highlighting a must-have classic, key to building a timeless, pulled-together closet.
Ah, the black bodysuit—that key wardrobe essential that makes layering and tucking seamless. During transitional seasons, turtleneck and longer-sleeve versions are the ideal base layer; in the scorching summer heat, you'll be reaching for the tank and short-sleeve styles again and again. The black bodysuit is a versatile staple that can be worn alone, elevating denim and skirts in a sleek and subtle way, or worn under sweaters, cardigans and coats for a no-budge layered look. On our list, you'll find everything you need, from flirty cut-out bodysuit styles perfect for date night to a convertible design that can be worn all year long, no matter the weather.
The Wolford Colorado bodysuit is the ultimate sleek foundation piece for the fall and winter months. This black bodysuit is the go-to basic for fashion editors and stylists due to its endlessly versatile styling options.
This Commando faux leather bodysuit is a cheeky go-to when in need of a fun going-out look or a simple piece to add some needed texture.
Alix NYC has given us the perfect combination of a fitted-ribbed bodysuit and a plunging neckline. This bold neckline adds a little sex appeal to any outfit.
The high-neckline/halter silhouette is a great shape for women of all bust sizes. Style your hair in an updo and pair with a statement hoop for a great way to accentuate your shoulders.
Reformation's Melon bodysuit gives you the best of both worlds. With the detachable bolero, you can take this bodysuit from spaghetti strap to long sleeve in seconds. A perfect staple no matter the season.