The Catsuit Is Back In Fashion and We’re Here For It

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The catsuit rose to prominence in the 1960s when Catwoman debuted this silhouette in the Batman series. She was a femme fatale who unabashedly embodied what a powerful woman looks like: she’s tough, sexy, and endearing in an unconventional way. Catsuits have been around for a while now, undergoing changes and switches in styles. It’s kind of impossible to pinpoint when it catapulted into a fashion movement to just one moment. From athleisure to street style to runways, the catsuit has undoubtedly endured the test of time and matured gracefully, the name catsuit being a subtle departure from its earlier nomenclature of bodysuits. 

The catsuit came to become an allegory of power and strength for women in an era where women were just starting to find their voice. This season, we’ve caught sight of a lot of vintage nostalgic styles resurfacing, yet this time with a more modern twist. Catsuits are appearing to be back in the spotlight, and it seems like they are quite functional now, with wearers sporting these during workouts, while running errands, and even on nights out. 

From Kim Kardashian’s monochromatic sheer look to Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s floral-patterned catsuit by Richard Quinn that made quite an entrance at the British Fashion Awards, there certainly seems to be no right way to rock a catsuit.  Keep scrolling to find some style inspiration from your favorite celebrities. 

1. Flower Power


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Nothing says “I’m here to make a statement” like florals. Who says florals are only for the spring and summer? Hailey and Priyanka are proof that it’s this versatile look that is not limited to a season and you can rock a floral patterned catsuit any time you please. 

2. Cut it out 


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Sure catsuits in black seem basic, but they don’t have to be. Dua Lipa and Kylie Jenner remind us that with strategically placed and designed cutouts and interesting necklines, there’s always room for flair and boldness.

3. Metallic Fun 


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Nothing quite like the shine of a metallic ensemble to put you in the party spirit. Imagine feeling comfy but glamorous at the same time? Well, Bella Hadid and Cardi B give us some serious heavy metal inspiration just in time for the holiday season. We’re taking notes. 

4. Colour For The Win


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Monochrome doesn’t always have to mean black and white; a splash of colour never hurt anyone, so go bold with a flaming red or flashy pink to grab some attention. It’s safe to say Kylie Jenner never ceases to amaze when it comes to style, and no one does maternity quite like her. If a single colour is too mundane for you, add a twist with an off-shoulder feather cloak or simply layer your outfit to amp up the drama. 

5. Sheer Gear 


One thing is certain: we are bored senseless of our pyjamas and sweatpants, and as much as we crave comfort, we are ready to spice things up, and nothing says drama like sheer. Channel your inner Kim Kardashian by opting for a playful high neck, and if you feel like sheer is already a little too risky for you, opt for a sheer drapery around your figure-fitting ensemble to add a little extra oomph to your look. 

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