Six Ways to Wear Bodysuits

Do you hate it when you tuck in your shirt and it shifts around and looks sloppy before you know it? Or maybe it comes totally untucked? Well, I do. It actually drives me crazy. Especially if I am trying to wear a skirt or something dressier and I feel like when I tuck in my shirt, I go from looking sleek to looking lumpy and bumpy. I also don’t need to add any more to my midsection.

This year the fashion trend of the early 90s is back and solving my tuck-in problem. The solution: the bodysuit. I know I know, roll your eyes. You have been there and done that. I have too. When we “dressed up” to go to the bars at Ohio University 90 percent of the girls had on high waisted jeans, black belt, and a scoop neck black bodysuit. It was a uniform. Oh, let’s not forget the “shooties” we wore that weren’t even leather, allowing spilled beer to actually roll off them.

Before you write off my solution, this is not the bodysuit of your youth. We now have all different types even silk shirts, turtlenecks, t-shirts, and tanks.

When I decided it was time to write a post about them, it didn’t take me long to figure out who to ask to model. The one and only, Megan Brown. I know, I ask her a lot, but she is always willing to help out and she looks amazing in everything. This one hit me because in class she actually tucks in her tank tops to her workout pants or has exercise bodysuits and it looks great. So clearly, she was going to look amazing in a bodysuit from our store.

Don’t be intimidated, however, they are not just for folks with six-pack abs like Megan has. They are for everyone. They actually help elongate and offers a seamless, slimming look. They are perfect for layering as well if you don’t want to wear it on its own – it takes away the bulk and the fuss. So give it a try!


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I spent the first part of my career as a copy-writer who helped elected officials brag about their support for entrepreneurs. Then I decided to get off the printed page and do it myself. The Shoe Hive made a splash on the fashion scene in Washington, and was named the region’s best shoe store in its first year. Fourteen years later, I have tripled the store’s size and also opened a sister store, The Hive. At The Hive, we offer clothing lines that are sophisticated and approachable like Rag & Bone, Tibi, Raquel Allegra, Ulla Johnson and Veronica Beard. We have tried to fill our racks with clothing you will want to wear all the time, elevated basics that are worth the investment.

Heard the buzz? The Shoe Hive & The Hive are a pair of luxury boutiques in Old Town Alexandria. Featuring both big name designers like Rag & Bone and Stuart Weitzman and smaller brands like AGL and L'Agence, our unique selection and impeccable service are what set us apart.

The Shoe Hive                         The Hive
127 S. Fairfax Street               301 Cameron Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
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