If you’re exploring sexy lingerie for the first time, you might be curious about looking beyond the bra and pantie sets and choosing something a little more seductive and flirty. Eventually, you’ll stumble across bodystockings and catsuits and wonder if these could be just the thing you need.
These figure-hugging one-piece suits are versatile and incredibly sexy. You could dress them up with other items and wear them on a night out, or you can keep it strictly for the bedroom. But before you make a choice, you need to know the difference between these two items so you can choose the right one for you.
A bodystocking is typically a one-piece item of clothing made from the same material as stockings or tights. It might include long sleeves, full-leg and closed toes. It could also have suspender-style cutouts or a halter neck design and it might be crotchless or cupless. It could be opaque stocking material, fishnet, or even lace.
The idea of a bodystocking is that it will fit your form perfectly and hug all of your curves. You could wear a bodystocking under a dress or other outfit and it would simply look like you’re wearing tights under your outfit. But once you undress, the sexy outfit beneath is revealed.
A catsuit is also a one-piece, but it is often made from more substantial material such as leather, latex or PVC. It is more akin to a jumpsuit, but often more figure-hugging than something you might wear every day. Catsuits might be made from stretchy material, or they might be made from a stiffer material, in which case you might need zippers to get in and out of it.
If you’re feeling daring and your catsuit offers enough coverage, you could pair your catsuit with a pair of heels and hit the town. You could also dress it up to provide a little more coverage. Catsuits are incredibly flattering on most body shapes and will elongate your limbs while accentuating your curves.
Both catsuits and bodystockings will look incredible on most body shapes, including curvy, petite and athletic.
If you have a curvy frame, look for one in a form-hugging fabric to highlight your best assets. A catsuit made from lace or opaque stocking material will help you to feel sexy and confident.
For a petite frame, choose a bodystocking with in-built suspenders and a halterneck to avoid swamping your frame. Contrasting panels of different materials will also help to elongate your limbs.
And for an athletic figure, make the most of your slender frame with a form-hugging catsuit made from a daring material like PVC. You could also choose a slashed design to create curves at your waist and help you to feel more voluptuous.
You might need to experiment with different styles to find something that feels sexy and makes you feel more confident. The good news is that bodystockings and catsuits are widely available, so you’ll have plenty of options.