Bodystockings are one of those ‘Marmite’ items in the lingerie world – you either love them or you hate them. Well, or you’ve never even heard of them (I hadn’t until a couple of years ago, I’ll admit). So, what is this mysterious bodystocking?
Basically, a bodystocking is an item of lingerie which is designed as a one-piece to cover your body and legs, and sometimes your arms too. It’s often sold under the hosiery category in online boutiques, being a kind of tights-plus-camisole, all-in-one garment. This style of lingerie provides a sexy and appealing look and can be worn as an undergarment with nothing underneath it, or over a bra and knickers for more support and coverage.
There are many different styles of bodystockings out there, including both cheap-and-cheerful and premium quality options. There are sheer bodystockings, suspender bodystockings, fishnet bodystockings… the list goes on! These various styles can give you different looks depending on your individual tastes and requirements. Here’s a guide to picking the right style for you…
Sheer Body Stocking
Who wears it: A sassy, sexy girl who’s confident showing off her body!
This style of bodystocking is quite a daring and bold design, for girls who want a sexy and appealing look. A sheer black coloured bodystocking can add a touch of elegance and doubles up as looking just like sexy tights when worn under a dress or skirt. Some women may choose to wear knickers or a bra below this style of bodystocking for extra coverage, and to provide the bust area with support and an uplifting effect, but for a more alluring and dramatic look in the boudoir you can wear these with nothing below!
Suspender Body Stocking
Who wears it: The lingerie-loving girl who wants a simple but stunning solution, to look fantastic in an instant!
Perhaps you love the whole stockings-and-suspenders look, but don’t want the hassle of putting on multiple garments each morning and then worrying your suspender clips are going to come undone. If that’s the case, a faux suspender bodystocking is perfect for you! Thanks to some well placed cut outs to resemble a camisole, suspenders and stockings worn together they look just like the real thing. Suspender bodystockings are also great for making thighs appear slimmer, making them perfect for curvy women looking for a glamorous type of lingerie that balances out their curves.
Fishnet Body Stocking
Who wears it: The ultra-confident girl who dares to be different
Fishnet bodystockings are quite a unique design of underwear which will inevitably spice up your lingerie drawer. Fishnet has a bad rep but so long as you steer clear from any lurid colours (neon pink fishnet is never classy) anyone can make this work in a way that’s stylish and sexy. So, when you want something a little more distinctive than a simple bra and knickers set, why not pop on a fishnet bodystocking and give him a surprise he’ll love? There are plenty of girly choices to pick from, including bodystockings with ribbon, bows, diamante and more!
What is your favourite style of bodystocking?
Michelle Star writes for Esty Lingerie, an online luxury lingerie boutique where you can pick up the perfect bodystocking for you, whether that’s a fishnet bodystocking, a lace one or something a little bit different…