The 24 Best Bodysuits for Every Style and Occasion

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If there’s a singular wardrobe staple that does all the heavy lifting, it’s the bodysuit. It can serve as lingerie, a base layer or a statement top all on its own. But, despite its potential, the piece can be polarizing, with some trendsetters swearing by it for ease and convenience and a whole other subset finding the task of pulling one on cumbersome and constraining. If you fall into the latter category, it may be time to reconsider, as the best bodysuits on the market today tackle shortcomings thanks to innovative designs and new materials.

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“Bodysuits create the perfect foundation, hugging your curves and creating a smooth effortless look,” Liisa Thorson, national fit director at Nordstrom, tells WWD. “They’re great for layering, as you don’t have bulky fabric to worry about.”

“Plus, they’re two for one,” says Jacqueline Zenere, a celebrity stylist who dresses Olivia Palermo and Ashley Benson. “Skip the underwear if you dare.”

Keep scrolling to shop the best bodysuits for women. Plus, experts break down the latest bodysuit trends and tips for shopping for one.

Top Bodysuits for 2022

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Everlane V-Neck Bodysuit

Best Long-Sleeve Bodysuit

  • Sizes: S-L

  • Colors: Black, white

  • Cut: Long sleeve v-neck with thong or brief bottom

  • Material: Cotton, elastane

Keep things simple in this white t-shirt bodysuit from beloved basics label Everlane. It’s the type of style that serves as a perfect starting piece for a fall or winter outfit. The Supima cotton will be soft against your skin, with just the right amount of stretch. Worn underneath a sleek blazer, it’s the option that will make an easy work outfit feel polished. For something funkier, try a printed jacket or style with a mini skirt and high boots.

What Reviewers Say: Tight enough that it feels secure enough to go braless! I love the double layered material too. The neckline is super flattering and it is perfect for dressing up or everyday wear. I will definitely be buying more colors.”

Everlane V-Neck Bodysuit

Price: $45 $24

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Alo Ivy League Bodysuit

Best Bodysuit for Long Torsos

  • Sizes: XXS-L

  • Colors: Black, green

  • Cut: Square-neck tank with a thong bottom

  • Material: Polyester and spandex

If your style is sporty and sleek, this bodysuit from athleticwear label Alo will be an instant favorite. The tight fit will help you feel supported, even without a bra. But, the sleek contrast piping and square neckline have a fashion-forward ‘90s-inspired spin. To style this look for daytime, try wearing it with a tennis skirt or spandex shorts. For something fancier, try styling with a sheer skirt. 

Reviewers Say: Literally just get it. The end. Incredible 10/10 thick yet seamless, tight, great support. No bra needed.”

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Alo Ivy League Bodysuit

Price: $88

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Spanx Suit Yourself Ribbed Cami Bodysuit

Best Tank Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-3X

  • Colors: Parchment, black, ice pink

  • Cut: Tank top with a minimal bum

  • Material: Polyester, elastine

Spanx is a brand that has long aligned itself with supportive, comfortable shapewear, and this bodysuit is proof. This comfortable bodysuit has thin straps and a straight neckline that make it a super option for everyday use, while still holding a minimalist aesthetic. Use this bodysuit as a base layer when you’re headed to work. You can layer a button-down on top, or just a blazer if you plan to keep it on all day.

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Spanx Suit Yourself Ribbed Cami Bodysuit

Price: $72

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Wolford Colorado Bodysuit

Best Turtleneck Bodysuit

  • Sizes: S-L

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Long-sleeve turtleneck with brief bottom

  • Material: Cotton, nylon, elastane

You can count on underwear brand Wolford to offer a bodysuit focused on comfort. “Wolford has been my tried and true for over a decade,” Zenere says. This stretchy, cotton option is an easy basic that can serve as the starting point for many winter ensembles. I love Wolford’s soft, stretchy fabrics which feel great against my skin. 

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Wolford Colorado Bodysuit

Price: $238

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Good American Good Touch U-Ring Thong Bodysuit

Best Bodysuit for Tummy Control

  • Sizes: XS-4XL

  • Colors: Black, white

  • Cut: U-ring neckline with thong bottom

  • Material: Rayon, elastane

Good American’s diverse size range makes this bodysuit an ideal choice for many women. The stretchy, black fabric will help you to feel comfortable and contained. The unique U-scoop neckline offers an alternate fit that, while revealing, still offers ample coverage. The thong bottom is perfect for wearing with fitted bottoms and won’t ride or make you uncomfortable.

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Good American Good Touch U-Ring Thong Bodysuit

Price: $95

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Free People Brunch Date Bodysuit

Best Mesh Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Colors: Black, red, ivory

  • Cut: Long-sleeve

  • Material: Polyamide, elastane

If you don’t want it to be obvious that you’re wearing a one-piece, this bodysuit’s upper silhouette feels distinctly different from other options on the market. With puffy long sleeves and a sheer, mesh design, the Brunch Date bodysuit is an ideal style for (no surprise), brunch. Try pairing it with a pair of cargo pants to dress it down. Available in three printed colors, it’s also a statement choice.

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Free People Brunch Date Bodysuit

Price: $128

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Reoria Sleeveless Crewneck Bodysuit

Best Affordable Bodysuit

  • Sizes: S-XXL

  • Colors: White, blue, black, brown +5 more

  • Cut: Sleeveless, fitted cut

  • Material: Nylon, spandex

Seeking a dressy bodysuit? Try this option with elegant shoulder pads. This body-hugging style from Amazon is affordable, and easy to style in many ways. The higher neckline and wide tank straps add to the overall sleek and sophisticated feel of the piece. Plus, the spandex fabrication will keep you comfortable. 

Reviewers say: “This style is darn near perfect! Super smooth fabric. Double layer of chest to keep things smooth. Cap sleeve is perfectly padded (minimally, but just the right amount of structure). Snaps are a breeze.”

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Reoria Sleeveless Crewneck Bodysuit

Price: $17

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Reformation Weston Knit Bodysuit

Best Asymmetric Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Asymmetric tank bodysuit

  • Material: Lyocell

LA-based label Reformation has you covered when you’re in need of elevated basics. It’s become a fashion-insider favorite for its delicate dresses and floaty tops. This asymmetric bodysuit is a sophisticated take on an everyday staple for work and play. Try it for a night out styled back to leather pants or an on-trend miniskirt.

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Reformation Weston Knit Bodysuit

Price: $78

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Re Ona Scoop Neck Tank Bodysuit

Best Slimming Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Tank scoop neck with high-cut bottom

  • Material: Viscose, elastane

For fans of basics brands like Everlane, consider looking into Re Ona, an emerging label that specializes in simple, stylish pieces for everyday wear. This scoop-neck silhouette is a fab choice for a night out or dressier daytime events. The thin straps and subtle scoop silhouette makes this option especially luxe looking. The double layered fabric will help you feel supported. 

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Re Ona Tank Scoop Bodysuit

Price: $75

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La Perla Outset Bodysuit

Best Sexy Bodysuit

  • Sizes: 32B-38C

  • Color: Blue

  • Cut: Unlined underwire with adjustable straps

  • Material: Polyamide, elastane

Sheer details returned as a must-try trend for spring ’21, but they’re back in the new year thanks to brands like lingerie label La Perla. This style is meant to serve as lingerie, a bottom layer to style under dresses. But, you can also try this skin-baring option for a slinky evening ensemble — perhaps styled back to a pair of leather pants or tight jeans. If rocking full-on cutouts feels like too much, you can also choose to layer this option under a sheer or semi-sheer top.

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La Perla Outset Bodysuit

Price: $305

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Ivy Park Twill Bodysuit

Best Bodysuit with a Built-In Bra

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Khaki

  • Cut: Corset-Inspired with a high cut bottom

  • Material: Cotton, elastane twill

For those looking to add a pop of color into their wardrobe, this twill floral style from Beyoncé’s Ivy Park is a winner. The corset-inspired style comes with removable padding so that you can adjust the bra upper to your liking. Cotton will keep you cool and help keep sweat at bay, too. Try styling it with relaxed light-wash jeans and black ankle boots for a laid-back take you can wear on the weekend.

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Ivy Park Twill Bodysuit

Price: $75

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Skims Fits Everybody Bodysuit

Best Nude Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XXS-4X

  • Color: Sand, mica, clay, ochre, sienna, umber, oxide, cocoa, onyx

  • Cut: Square neck tank with a scoop back

  • Material: Polyamide and elastane

Consider this slimming bodysuit the ideal layering piece. It hugs the body with double-layered fabric and features a high-cut leg and square neck — all features that allow it to easily remain hidden under a wide range of silhouettes. The style also comes in nine nude hues to help you find the perfect match for your skin tone. Skims is a favorite of Thorson, so know you can’t go wrong here.

Skims Fits Everyone Bodysuit
Skims Fits Everyone Bodysuit

Skims Fits Everybody Bodysuit

Price: $58

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Christopher Kane Patent Zip Bodysuit

Best Knit Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Gray

  • Cut: Long-sleeve scoop neck

  • Material: Wool

An alternative to your favorite knit, this wool, zippered bodysuit from British label Christopher Kane can easily be layered with heavier winter pieces like a thick skirt or button-down. Just make sure to stretch and move around in this bodysuit before really wearing it out to ensure the low scoop neckline fits you properly and doesn’t slip too low.

Christopher Kane Patent Zip Bodysuit
Christopher Kane Patent Zip Bodysuit

Christopher Kane Patent Zip Bodysuit

Price: $495

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Girlfriend Collective Coco Bodysuit

Best Bodysuit for Working Out

  • Sizes: XXS-6XL

  • Colors: Ivory, black, ash, fern, petal

  • Cut: Scoop-neck tank with a built-in bra and brief or thong bottom

  • Material: Recycled polyethylene terephthalate and spandex

Girlfriend Collective may be a brand best known for its leggings and sports bras, but its scoop neck bodysuit is not to be missed. This tank silhouette has a built-in bra for extra support. Plus, the cozy, stretchy material is made from 89% recycled water bottles, making it a more sustainable choice.

Reviewers Say: I really loved that I could wear this without a bra. It was so comfortable to wear throughout the day and even at night to sleep in.”

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Girlfriend Collective Coco Bodysuit

Girlfriend Collective Coco Bodysuit

Price: $58

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Free People Under It All Bodysuit

Best Bodysuit for Layering

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Colors: Black, rosewood, wild garnet, ivory, and three more

  • Cut: Turtleneck with thong bottom

  • Material: Polyester and spandex

In search of a layering piece that can serve as the base of your winter outfits? Look no further than Free People’s Under It All bodysuit. The sheer, ruched turtleneck can add a pop of color, and is a great way to style some of your favorite warm weather tops that may not get much traction when colder days roll around. You can also choose to layer a bra underneath and add a blazer on top for a slightly more skin-baring ensemble.

Reviewers Say: “The mesh and the rouche texture make this piece really breathable and comfortable for long wear! Very easy to take it from a casual to a more elevated look as well! Overall one of my favorite purchases for fall!”

Free People Under It All Bodysuit
Free People Under It All Bodysuit

Free People Under It All Bodysuit

Price: $58

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Khaite Cerise Bodysuit

Best Going-Out Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Black, white

  • Cut: Off-the-shoulder bodice

  • Material: Cotton and spandex

For proof that you don’t have to sacrifice comfort for sophistication, look no further than Khaite’s Cerise bodysuit, an off-the-shoulder style made of stretchy cotton. The twisted fabric draping across the front takes this option beyond basic, while the cotton-jersey material still offers the comfort you look for in a bodysuit. Since Khaite is a brand known for its simple-yet-chic designs, you can’t go wrong with this cute bodysuit.

Khaite Cerise Bodysuit
Khaite Cerise Bodysuit

Khaite Cerise Bodysuit

Price: $780

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Oh La La Cheri Bodysuit

Best Lace Bodysuit

  • Sizes: 1X-4X

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Underwire upper with thong bottom

  • Material: Nylon and spandex

Thorson is a fan of the lace bodysuits from lingerie brand Oh La La Cheri, noting that they’re “flirty and fun and can be worn so many different ways.” Great for anyone in need of undergarments that go beyond practical, this style comes in classic black as well as slightly more playful red and navy versions.

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Oh La La Cheri Bodysuit

Oh La La Cheri Bodysuit

Price: $54

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Bottega Veneta Halter Bodysuit

Best Summer Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-M

  • Color: Yellow

  • Cut: Halter top with low scoop back

  • Material: Cotton and polyamide

Leave it to It-girl popular label Bottega Veneta to offer the ideal transitional bodysuit — a crochet halter style that’s the perfect spring pick-me-up. The Italian label’s signature green hue is the star here, offering a pop of color that can liven up a pair of simple trousers. This is the best bodysuit for a statement-making outfit once warm weather arrives.

Bottega Veneta Halter Bodysuit
Bottega Veneta Halter Bodysuit

Bottega Veneta Halter Bodysuit

Price: $490 $1,350

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Calle Del Mar One Piece

Also Consider Best Summer Bodysuit

  • Sizes: S-L

  • Color: Lilac

  • Cut: Tank upper with bikini bottom

  • Material: Viscose, lycra

This stretchy viscose-lycra blend bodysuit from Calle Del Mar has the look of a summery swimsuit, but doesn’t have to be relegated just to the pool. If you’re headed out on vacation, this colorful bodysuit is an easy-to-pack piece to style with breezy skirts and light layers.

Calle Del Mar One Piece
Calle Del Mar One Piece

Calle Del Mar One Piece

Price: $375

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Tibi Stretch Bodysuit

Best Bold Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Aquamarine

  • Cut: Long sleeve with a scoop back

  • Material: Polyester and elastane

For an activewear-inspired look, turn to Tibi’s bold blue bodysuit made of jersey. It leans into fashion’s current obsession with all things ‘80s, bringing back the aerobics aesthetic. Layer it with mom jeans and sneakers to pull off the look.

Tibi Stretch Bodysuit
Tibi Stretch Bodysuit

Tibi Stretch Bodysuit

Price: $265

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Commando Butter Bodysuit

Best Expert-Approved Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Colors: Black, nude, white

  • Cut: Long-sleeve turtleneck with thong bottom

  • Material: Modal and elastane

With a signoff from both Thorson and Zenere, Commando’s bodysuit is a no-brainer for your closet. Opt for this turtleneck style when you’re in need of a warm layering piece that you can pair with a button-down or cozy knit. Finish the look with high-rise jeans and ankle boots.

Reviewers Say: This bodysuit is everything I need it to be, as it just molds to my skin in the best way! The turtleneck feature fits just right and adds such a classy touch to any outfit. Definitely making this bodysuit a main staple in my wardrobe!”

Commando Butter Bodysuit
Commando Butter Bodysuit

Commando Butter Bodysuit

Price: $490 $128

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Givenchy 4G Bodysuit

Best Sheer Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XXS-XXL

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Long-sleeve turtleneck

  • Material: Polyamide, elastane

Givenchy’s sheer bodysuit has major cool-factor. Thanks to the tiny jacquard brand logo printed into the fabric, this bodysuit makes for the ideal layering piece if you want to add a touch of texture and uniqueness to a look.

Givenchy 4G Bodysuit
Givenchy 4G Bodysuit

Givenchy 4G Bodysuit

Price: $560

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Moncler Scoop-Back Bodysuit

Best Outdoor Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Long-sleeve turtleneck with boy short bottom

  • Material: Polyamide and elastane

Calling all winter outdoor enthusiasts — Moncler’s technical bodysuit is the ideal piece for layering under ski gear or before you head out on a hike. The moisture-wicking fabric means you can enjoy exercise without worrying about sweat cooling you down too much. Layer the style under a sweatshirt so just the branded collar pops out from underneath.

Moncler Scoop-Back Bodysuit
Moncler Scoop-Back Bodysuit

Moncler Scoop-Back Bodysuit

Price: $470

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Area Buckle Bodysuit

Best Statement Bodysuit

  • Sizes: XS-XL

  • Color: Black

  • Cut: Long-sleeve with a waist cutout

  • Material: Viscose, polyamide, elastane

Looking to make a statement in an easy way? This cutout buckle bodysuit from buzzy label Area doesn’t require any accessorizing. Pair it with basic black jeans or a miniskirt, and this bodysuit will be the center of attention thanks to the crystal buckle detail.

Area Buckle Bodysuit
Area Buckle Bodysuit

Area Buckle Bodysuit

Price: $750

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What Is a Bodysuit?

The modern bodysuit was originated by Jules Léotard as a fitted garment to wear during his trapeze performances. It then became a staple among dancers and was popularized for everyday wear in the ’40s by Mildred Orrick and Claire McCardell. The bodysuit has kept its sporty beginnings, as a uniform of athletes — dancers and gymnasts, particularly — and those in the ‘80s that found themselves working out with Jane Fonda.  But now, the bodysuit has also taken a subversive turn, thanks to brands like Nensi Dojaka and Mugler sending cutout, sheer takes down the runways these last few seasons. It’s also become a popular style on stage among performers like Beyoncé and Shakira, who prefer sparkly iterations. But, don’t underestimate the bodysuit in its original minimal, body-hugging form. “They’re great companions to hero garments,” Zenere says. “A strong coat doesn’t need competition, so a simple bodysuit is great to throw underneath to let the outerwear shine.” You can still look to luxury houses like Fendi or Bottega Veneta for classic styles, but there are also a number of contemporary labels that specialize in basics to have on your radar.

Bodysuit Trends for 2022

In 2022, there are a few notable ways to consider wearing a bodysuit, which are namely determined by exactly what your intended purpose is when putting one on. Firstly, there are the bodysuits that serve as base layers. It’s a style often preferred by Kim Kardashian, meant to hug the body and serve as a wrinkle-free bottom layer for loose tops or even sheer dresses. Then there is the bolder, cutout style — one that was seen on the runways of Mugler and Saint Laurent, and has been worn by performers like Dua Lipa and Doja Cat. This iteration is the perfect option for night-out dressing because it can be easily worn with a pair of relaxed jeans or a miniskirt. Lastly, you’ll want to consider the not-a bodysuit-bodysuit. These iterations have the same silhouette as the original, but they are made out of knit materials, cotton, or other non-traditional materials so that anyone other than the wearer will think it’s simply a top tucked in, without any of the bulges or wrinkles that typically comes with layering. Brands like Khaite and Nanushka have perfected this style, offering elegant takes that can be worn for formal occasions or even the office.

The Different Types of Bodysuits

  • High neck bodysuits: This design, often in cotton or a stretch spandex material, is a great layering piece as temperatures cool. It can be layered under sweaters or jackets and add an extra touch of warmth.

  • Cutout bodysuits: For nights out, this iteration is the best option. It’s a playful way to show some skin and can be easily styled back to leather or denim bottoms.

  • Lingerie bodysuits: When you’re stuck figuring out how to style a sheer dress, a bodysuit can be your best friend. Try a style that’s meant to serve as an alternative to your usual underwear.

  • Spandex bodysuits: If you’re looking for a bodysuit that will hug closely to your skin, this is the style to consider. It’s comfortable and should move with you as you go about your day.

  • T-Shirt bodysuits: Ever get annoyed trying to tuck in a t-shirt? This style of bodysuit is made to look like your average tee, but is actually a full body design. Consider replacing your usual tee with this instead.

What Type of Bra Should I Wear with a Bodysuit?

When deciding what type of bra to wear with a bodysuit, you’ll first want to evaluate the style that you’ll be wearing as well as the occasion. Many modern bodysuits, especially those meant to act as a base layer, have a bra or bralette built in to offer extra support. But, if you’re wearing a style where a bra is a necessary addition, keep in mind what purpose the bra is meant to serve — usually support or coverage. If opting for a cutout bodysuit, you’ll want a minimal option like a strapless bra that hides easily beneath the bodysuit, but won’t slip or slide. For second-skin bodysuits, you’ll want a bra that offers a smoothing effect, so avoid any lace or texture that might show through. And for sheer bodysuits, you may want to choose a bra that you don’t mind showing off a bit — have fun with it!

Meet the Experts 

  • Liisa Thorson is the national fit director at the Seattle-based retailer Nordstrom.

  • Jacqueline Zenere is an LA-based celebrity stylist whose clients include Britt Lower, Olivia Palermo, and Ashley Benson.

Meet the Author

  • Aemilia Madden is a writer, editor, and brand consultant who has worked in the fashion industry for over eight years. She’s an Oakland, California native and Brooklyn resident. When she’s not writing about the latest fashion trends, including women’s bodysuits,  Aemilia is running in Prospect Park, testing new recipes on her friends, and trying to keep up with her New Yorker subscription.

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