Bodysuits: the New Essential


Senior Designer Makeda

Depending on when you were born, the word or even the thought of a bodysuit may carry some stigma for you. I am an 80’s baby and started wearing bodysuits in the early 90’s—probably the worst time to experiment with this trend. As I was a pre-teen, I didn’t have too much choice in the matter, as my clothes were selected for me.

Back in the 90’s, bodysuits were not quite as trendy as they have become today. They were awkward to maneuver when going to the bathroom, and if you had a bodysuit with a closure at the crotch you may have been left with sore thighs from the poppers (snaps) and trimming rubbing against your legs. Altogether, my recollections of wearing bodysuits in my earlier years are not all that pleasant.

Over the past 4 to 5 years, the presence of bodysuits as key or fashion items has become much stronger. Personally, I feel that they were an emerging trend trying to kick off for years but had a fairly slow start, (other than in the 80’s when they were kind of the norm). Even today amongst some circles, a bodysuit is not something that would be considered a key item in the wardrobe. To be honest, I felt that way, too, until one day when Hanky Panky had an event at the Waldorf Astoria. The event was a fundraiser for City of Hope. All Hanky Panky employees were to wear a black Hanky Panky top. My item of choice was a silky skin bodysuit with a lace yoke.

For those of you reading this who haven’t yet tried our Silky Skin, do! It is sheer comfortable luxury! I’m a big fan. To my amazement, I found the bodysuit comfortable as well as extremely practical.

I often wear skinny jeans, so a long top is necessary as I need to bend a lot in my active role. I find that most skinny jeans are hipster style. The bodysuit is a great, practical piece as you can wear low cut jeans and maintain modesty. There is nothing more unattractive than seeing someone wear low-cut jeans, then bending down to reach for something and then have to quickly hoist them back up.

Yes, this does sound like a sales pitch, but it is my genuine and honest experience.

Hanky Panky's Ribbon Lace Flounce Tank Bodysuit

Hanky Panky’s Ribbon Lace Flounce Tank Bodysuit

Over the next couple of seasons, we at Hanky Panky have a selection of trendy, sexy and practical bodysuits which will be available to buy online and in various department stores. Take a look at the ones we currently have on the line from downright trendy, to sheer comfort and sexy, to complete practicality, and don’t forget our Signature lace classics.


About Hanky Panky

In 1977, designer Gale Epstein created a hand-made lingerie set for her friend, Lida Orzeck, crafted out of embroidered handkerchiefs. The original designs were the inspiration for the company name, Hanky Panky. Blending traditional with modern glam looks, Hanky Panky is a fashion favorite of countless celebrities.
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One Response to Bodysuits: the New Essential

  1. I absolutely adore it! If I were to buy a bodysuit from anyone, it would be you guys for sure!