I Tried On 11 of the Most Popular Bodysuits on the Market So You Wouldn't Have To—And Here Are My Favorites

Here are my real thoughts on SKIMS, Spanx and others that Influencers keep talking about.

I feel like everywhere I turn, someone is showing a great bodysuit that perfectly completes their outfit. At the beginning of this trend, I had flashbacks as a chubby child trying to squeeze into my dance leotards, but as I began to see bodysuits worn by a variety of body types, I decided it was worth a try. Like many people, work is starting to pick up, and I need to add some staples in my wardrobe — something I can use for professional wear — as well as for more casual meetings.

I love the ease of using a bodysuit to transition from work to casual wear. I can pair a bodysuit with a skirt and a blazer for work, and then swap the skirt for jeans and ditch the blazer, so I'm ready for dinner out with friends. Getting ready in the morning, while getting both kids ready for school or camp can be a challenge, so wearing a bodysuit acts as a great neutral that elevates every outfit, I don't have to fiddle with whether or not to tuck it in, and once it's on, there no need to adjust it throughout the day. I have found the comfort of each bodysuit to vary based on what you are looking for it to do, while some bodysuits offer a lot of stretch, making them extremely comfortable, others specializing in smoothing out your body and helping give you a great shape.

If you're wondering what bodysuit is worth your money (and which ones aren't!), I did the work for you: here are the 11 best bodysuits to try.

Here at Parade.com, we're all about sharing products we love with our audience. When you make a purchase on an item seen on this page, we may earn a commission, however, all picks are independently chosen unless otherwise mentioned. 

11 Best Bodysuits

1. Skims Fits Everybody High Neck Bodysuit, $58 at Nordstrom

I first started with Skims, which is Kim Kardashian’s line that has had a lot of people talking. I was hoping to get a basic white sleeveless to put under blazers and cardigans. I was a little frustrated that there wasn’t a white in this high neck bodysuit, but there are a variety of nude shades to choose from. I choose the color marble and sized up, given the reviews. When I got the bodysuit I was really excited, the material felt so soft and the fit was perfect. However, after looking in the mirror, I realized the bodysuit was completely see-through. This would be a great option in a darker color but the marble was simply too see-through for me. I kept mine because I will wear under dresses, and I do like the fit. Skims Fits Everybody High Neck Bodysuit, $58, Nordstrom

2. Spanx Suit Yourself Long Sleeve Thong Bodysuit, $78 at Spanx

Next, I went to the tried and true Spanx, because who doesn’t want something that is going to hold everything in for you while giving you a great shape? Spanx does not have the variety of options I was expecting, and most of their bodysuits are only available in black, so I tried a black long sleeve bodysuit, once again sizing up. I loved this, because it's comfortable while still smoothing everything out. I am short, so the sleeves are a bit long, but I still think this is a perfect closet staple for the fall. Spanx Suit Yourself Long Sleeve Thong Bodysuit, $78, Spanx

Related: Relax In Style With The 12 Best Nap Dresses You Need To Try This Summer 

3. Naked Wardrobe Jersey Sleeveless Bodysuit, $52 at Nordstrom

I love that Naked Wardrobe offers a large variety of colors in their bodysuits. These suits seem more casual than the other bodysuits I have tried. They have more of a stretch, so they are not as good about smoothing everything out but they do have a great fit and are affordable. For $52, I think it's worth the buy! Naked Wardrobe Jersey Sleeveless Bodysuit, $52, Nordstrom

4. Women's Mock Turtle Neck Sleeveless Tank Tops Bodysuit, $19.98 on Amazon

For those who don’t want to spend a lot of money but still want to try a bodysuit, Amazon offers a perfect option. MANGOPOP has multiple styles and colors to choose from with thousands of great reviews. They run a bit small but offer quite a bit of stretch. They are the perfect option for someone who is interested in trying a bodysuit but doesn’t want something that is going to be super tight. Women's Mock Turtle Neck Sleeveless Tank Tops Bodysuit, $19.98 on Amazon

5. Kinship Ivory Floral Print Bodysuit, Originally $28, Now $15 at Lulus

This bodysuit looks like a cute tucked-in t-shirt. It's perfect for working out or wearing with a casual outfit. There are several color and pattern options. For a price of $15, this is a great buy! Kinship Ivory Floral Print Bodysuit, Originally $28, Now $15 at Lulus

6. Babaton Women's Contour Squareneck Shortsleeve Bodysuit, $48 at Artizia

<p>Artizia</p>

Artizia

Aritzia's bodysuits get a lot of praise, but I wasn't going to believe the hype until I tried it for myself. The Contour fabric is amazing at smooths my body out, and it just feels so good. My favorite part was the loops on the inside of the shoulders to hold your bra straps. How many brands are adding details like this to a $48 piece of clothing? I was also really impressed with the color range...21 different options as of writing. Heads up: It does run small, so make sure to size up, especially because bodysuits are final sale. Babaton Women's Contour Squareneck Shortsleeve Bodysuit, $48 at Aritzia

7. Intimately FP Lovin' This Feeling Bodysuit, $58 at Free People

<p>Free People</p>

Free People

From the second I put this bodysuit on, what stood out to me was the versatility. You can wear it on the shoulder, slightly off the shoulder, etc., and it looks chic no matter what. (Day to night vibes!) I also think the cotton thermal material was smart because though it's long sleeve, it's pretty lightweight. You can wear this a lot of seasons without overheating or add layers when it's cold out. Intimately FP Lovin' This Feeling Bodysuit, $58 at Free People

8. Everlane The Long-Sleeve Supima Square-Neck Bodysuit, $45 at Everlane

<p>Everlane</p>

Everlane

I am a huge fan of anything made with Supima (aka American-made Pima) cotton. It's so soft and comfortable, and I love that an ethical brand like Everlane used it to create a bodysuit. This doesn't bother me but one thing worth mentioning is that while the fabric isn't transparent, it is a little thin, so don't expect it to be 100% opaque. I also thought it was so nice to offer this style in both a bikini and thong cut, because preferences really do vary and having options isn't that common. Everlane The Long-Sleeve Supima Square-Neck Bodysuit, $45 at Everlane

9. Cosabella Talco Square Neck Bodysuit, $99 at Cosabella

<p>Cosabella</p>

Cosabella

As delighted as I am by Supima cotton, I'm also super into jersey. It's lightweight and breathable, and I love how it feels on my skin. The sleeves on this bodysuit are a little long, but given my short arms this wasn't a surprise, and the dark fabric made camouflaged it well. Similar to the Everlane bodysuit, it's not transparent but also not entirely opaque, which again I didn't see as an issue but should be pointed out. Cosabella Talco Square Neck Bodysuit, $99 at Cosabella

10. Lululemon Align Bodysuit, $59-64 at Lululemon

<p><a href="https://parade.com/1197905/ericasweeney/best-lululemon-leggings/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Lululemon" class="link ">Lululemon</a></p>

Technically, this is a workout wear (which means a built-in bra, thank goodness), but I think it's capable of so much more. This was far and away the most comfortable bodysuit I tried on, which is likely due in part to having three different snap options on the crotch. For a more casual look, I imagine it paired with some high-waisted straight leg jeans, but for something more work appropriate, you could add on a denim jacket or cardigan. Lululemon Align Bodysuit, $59-64 at Lululemon

Up next, say goodbye to brassy hair and take a look at the 25 best purple shampoos that will take your locks from drab to fab.