Beautiful Bodies: The One-Piece Solution
An underwired body, also known as a bodysuit, offers a smoothing shape through the waist and can reduce back bulges. It will have adjustable shoulder straps and a hook and eye or popper closure between the legs. Some styles will have hook and eye closures at the back for adjustability, while others will simply pull on. One advantage to wearing an underwired body as shapewear versus an open bust shapewear body is that you'll only have one set of shoulder straps as the body contains a bra.
PrimaDonna and PrimaDonna Twist bodies are a favourite at LACE with a variety of smooth basics, supportive classics and luxurious fashion styles each season.
It can be slightly more difficult to get a bodysuit to fit as they are not overly adjustable in body length, and the fit through the bum and hip will correspond to the band size of the bra portion. Ensure that the underwires sit comfortably underneath your breasts and that they are not sitting low on your torso, pulling your bust down. Some brands of bodies fit rather snug, so don't be surprised if you're more comfortable in a band size or two larger. Just remember if you size up in the band, you'll need to go down one cup size. For example, if a 34F/75F is fitting too snug, try the 36E/80E. These two sizes are 'sister sizes' as they have the same cup volume, but different body sizes.
Some women choose to wear a body every day as there are many beautiful and functional styles available, while others choose them for special occasions, like underneath a formal dress or bridal gown.