September 23, 2020 at 06:00AM
Shapewear is typically a very specific type of lingerie—it smooths out lines and can make you feel more confident about wearing a figure-hugging dress, but it’s not usually the sort of thing you’d want to wear by itself (although the Kardashians have made that much more common).
So when Heist, those clever people behind the comfiest tights ever (they’re seriously good—you really should get a pair) launched black, beige and brown Outer Body bodysuits, the brand found its customers started to wear it not just as shapewear but also as part of their usual wardrobes.
Much like the brand’s approach to tights, these bodysuits were originally created to change our perception of shapewear. It wasn’t just about being functional; it was about it being beautiful—something we can more than get on board with.
The feedback from customers was that the suits do everything they’re supposed to while also being comfortable, and it gave them the confidence to wear it as part of their outfits (not just hidden away). As it’s part of our job to try on clothing, we ensured we gave the bodysuits a real test-run and give our verdicts and which outfits we’d be wearing with them. Keep scrolling for more…
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This piece was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.