Body conscious

This year has seen the rise of the body, and whether you fancy trying a lingerie one-piece or want to guarantee your top never comes untucked, there’s now a plethora of choice available to you.

Harp back to the 1990s when women everywhere were donning bodies. But then the crop top and exposed midriff trend took hold and we put our bodies back in our lingerie drawer.

However, bodies are back, and they are more fashion forward and innovative than ever before. And thank goodness, because they needed to be.

Offering silhouette-sculpting hold, larger cup support and truly feminine detailing, they’re making quite a mark, and we think they’re here to stay…

Boudoir beauties

Some women wear lingerie as a concealed confidence boost. Other women wear lingerie to catch the eye. Whichever it is for you, there’s a body to suit many tastes and sizes.

The Figleaves Luna body features tummy control for boosted confidence, underwired cups for lift and lace panelling to accentuate your curves. The added suspender clips and extra on-trend strap detailing to the décolletage, make it truly seductive. Available up to size 38G.

The exquisite all-lace Bluebella Natalia Body is a lingerie masterpiece. What it lacks in sculpting support, it makes up for in femininity and unique design, featuring a ribbon tie halterneck and detailed hems.

Take it to the top

Wearing a lingerie body as a top can seem like a bold move. But if you choose the right piece, your lingerie one-piece truly can act as both function and fashion. Plus, it’s a guaranteed way to keep your top in place if you’re going for a very preened nipped and tucked look.

With discreet nude padding in the bra, the lacy Lepel London Charlie Body could be worn as a top. Think chic trousers with a cashmere cardigan, or jeans and a blazer. A dressed up, dressed down feel. The striped detailing around the middle accentuates your waist, while the stunning back can also be styled into racer straps.

For a real evening look, check out the Figleaves Juno body. We love its stylish off-the- shoulder lace sleeves, and lace panelling up the middle to help elongate your silhouette. It doesn’t matter how you style this body, because it’s exceptionally universal and speaks for itself.

Laura Barrett

Having styled for celebrity magazine shoots and written for many lifestyle brands, Figleaves Content Editor Laura Barrett is on hand to offer fashion news, style inspiration, trend updates and collection reviews.