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1990s flashback - the bodysuit!

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sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 21:33:22

I know this will probably be greeted with revulsion and contemptuous pity, but can you still get these anywhere? I need something along these lines to fit under a slim fitting skirt. I'm obviously no good at tucking myself in because I usually look like a bag of spuds.

Its a blouse or shirt style I'm after, by the way, not a body con lace number. Those definitely still exist but <shudder>.

IHaveBrilloHair Thu 11-Jun-15 21:36:08

No, just no, the VPL will be hideous and having to fasten up the babygros things will be terrible.

Trills Thu 11-Jun-15 21:41:56

Blouse or shirt style?

I don't remember that EVER existing, only tight stretchy types.

MsBojangles Thu 11-Jun-15 21:43:39

I saw one!

It was recently online, Zara maybe?

Pointlessfan Thu 11-Jun-15 21:45:22

I can't help but I stupidly wore one to go horse riding once. What an uncomfortable experience that was!

ManicPixieDream Thu 11-Jun-15 21:45:49

Think I may have seen some in H &M. I chuckled and moved on.

TheImminentGin Thu 11-Jun-15 21:47:18

Saw hideously expensive ones in local posh department store by the hosiery'll come to me.

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 21:47:44

They DID exist for sure. I had one. Cream silk - it was lovely!

I don't think it was Zara - all the bodysuits there are for babies. But thank you!

FrugalFashionista Thu 11-Jun-15 21:47:56

Donna Karan always does them they are her signature, and I think Wolford too. I have always loved them, would not go anywhere near lacy ones though.

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 21:48:46

Wolford perhaps?

TheImminentGin Thu 11-Jun-15 21:50:39


sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 21:50:48

Its to go under a full length silk skirt for a ball. I don't want to wear a "ballgown" because I'm too old for the princessy shit - but I want smooth lines. I'll see what I can see at Donna Karan and Wolford...

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 21:52:39

Good Lord, those Wolford models are intimidating.

Elliptic5 Thu 11-Jun-15 21:57:00

I used to love mine but I would never pay those prices shock.

sassytheFIRST Thu 11-Jun-15 21:59:29

Makes me have a flashback to the night I came out of student union bogs having done my poppers up outside my jeans. Mortifying.

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 22:04:29

Donna Karan ones are even more expensive...

SummersSomewhere Thu 11-Jun-15 22:08:42

Next not a shirt style though.

Mogz Thu 11-Jun-15 22:10:35

I had a nice black blouse one from asos last year, like you OP didn't want go down the ball gown route but needed something that would give the right look.

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 22:12:47

I've found this site. American, but they ship to the UK.

I may well do this.

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LookingForDave Thu 11-Jun-15 22:14:06

The wasted hours trying drunkenly to do up those poppers when you have foolishly drunkenly unpopped rather than hoiking to the side.

Alternitively the times you houk to the side but drunkenly fall over and pee on the gusset.


TheImminentGin Thu 11-Jun-15 22:21:46

They never worked for me. My body is long so all a body suit did was give me a poppered wedgie. Not comfortable.

sighbynight Thu 11-Jun-15 22:25:15

Well, I reckon I drink much less now than I did in the 1990s smile. Gusset coordination doesn't worry me.

burnishedsilver Thu 11-Jun-15 22:31:23

I dread to think how you would unfasten a body suit in a toilet cubicle wearing a full length ball skirt.

NotInGuatemalaNowDrRopata Thu 11-Jun-15 22:39:52

A drunk girl asked for help doing hers up at a wedding (in the loos, obviously). Equally drunk, I complied, completely unaware she wasn't wearing any knickers until someone kindly told me the next day.

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