Sonia Rykiel Pre-Fall 2015 Second Skin Bodysuit, $400; modaoperandi.com
Just the other day I was having this same conversation with some of my fashion-insider bosom buddies, whilst sipping a mimosa at 12:00 o’clock exactly when the clock struck, twas the moment to bring up my wedgie. Well, it was more of a figurative wedgie, which led us on a tangent and around the neighbourhood of the bodysuit. Our mothers put us in them in grade 5. Clearly one cannot pass womanhood and collect $200 without experiencing the bodysuit. My friend Gia said she used to go directly to the bathroom when she got to school and defiantly unsnapped the crotch snaps in an act of both rebellion and relief. You don’t know what discomfort is until you sit on two metal rings pressing against your labia.
Thanks, mom. I thought you knew.
Luckily this updated version by Sonia Rykiel has bid farewell to the snaps – sure, we have to deal with getting fully naked just to pee in a public restroom – but it’s liveable. Side note: I always found it weird to have my boobs out in a bathroom stall, feeling the need to cup them with both hands in a semi-protective, semi-ashamed, semi-WTF position. Anyone else with me?
Here are some of my favourite bodysuit inspirations/all I could find on the Internet.