How To Pull Off This Tricky, Kardashian-Approved Trend

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Last month, Kourtney Kardashian was spotted wearing a black bodysuit over her pants. Yes — instead of pairing her skinnies with a white tee or light sweater, she slipped right into a black leotard. A few thoughts ran through our minds: Is she really wearing that? How hard is it to go to the bathroom?

Now, if you read R29 frequently, you know we're all about experimental styling. You also know that (whether you like it or not) the Kardashians are to thank for many a fashion trend in recent years (Balmain is back, after all). But we couldn't quite wrap our heads around this one. Fortunately, her look did have us thinking about all the ways we would actually wear a leotard IRL.

We get it — a bodysuit isn't the most practical item you could have in your wardrobe. But the outfits ahead prove that they're surprisingly versatile. With the right styling, they may just become a wardrobe staple you won't be able to live without. Click on to see five ways to wear this tricky, Kardashian-approved trend — over the pants not included (sorry, Kourt).
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Welcome spring by pairing a light, breathable bodysuit with some nerdy-chic Bermuda shorts. Top things off with a classic trench and some leather slides and you're ready for the first rooftop drinks of the season — just don't forget your sunglasses.

Wilfred Free Georgianna Bodysuit, $50, available at Aritzia; Isabel Marant Neddy High Waisted Bermuda Shorts, $345, available at Moda Operandi; Theory Oaklane B Crepe Trench Coat, $595, available at Net-a-Porter; Tibi Jill Slides, $395, available at Tibi; Le Specs Cleopatra, $119, available at Le Specs.
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A striped bodysuit is the perfect foundation for pattern-mixing. Have fun with the print by wearing it with a coordinating floral bag and a knee-length skirt that plays off the the color palette just so. Then, keep the rest simple, but funky, with a shimmering black jacket and some leather sneakers.

Apiece Apart La Linea Striped Bodysuit, $395, available at Moda Operandi; Coach 1941 x Opening Ceremony Print Handbag, $700, available at Opening Ceremony; Derek Lam Split-detail Midi Skirt, $1,221 $330, available at MatchesFashion; & Other Stories Leather Sneakers, $135, available at & Other Stories; 3.1 Phillip Lim Metallic Coated Jersey Jacket, $250, available at The Outnet.
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For weekend brunching or running errands around town, try wearing a bodysuit under some jeans — preferably a relaxed-fit mom style to offset the sexiness of the top. Play off of the denim with some matching flats and finish it off with some simple accessories that still pack a punch.

H&M Off-the-shoulder Bodysuit, $34.99, available at H&M; Rachel Comey Elkin Trouser, $423.77, available at Farfetch; Roger Vivier Chips Ballerinas In Denim, $850, available at Roger Vivier; Charles & Keith Tech Pouch, $39, available at Charles & Keith; StyleNanda Bar and Ball Drop Earrings, $16, available at StyleNanda.
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To achieve a dressier look, a sheer, polka-dot bodysuit can make for a fun layer underneath a cocktail dress — and is a great way to wear your spring or summer dresses before it's truly warm enough. Opt for simple, elegant black accessories and a little bit of bling to seal the deal.

Ganni Huxtable Bodystocking, $148, available at Ganni; Mango Metallic Heel Sandals, $59.99, available at Mango; Whistles Limited Rossy Strap Dress, $370, available at Whistles; Kayu Andrea Clutch, $150, available at The Reformation; Satomi Kawakita Hexagon Ring, $615, available at Catbird.
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A red-hot bodysuit isn't just for a night on the town. Create a quirkier daytime look by pairing it with some loose-fitting jeans and comfortable white sneakers. An on-trend satin bomber and some funky glasses (whether or not you need them) complete the ensemble.

Topshop Wrap Front Body, $30, available at Topshop; Front Row Shop Light Wash Bootcut Denim Jeans, $69, available at Front Row Shop; Sandro Paris Anita Sneakers, $325, available at Sandro Paris; Stella McCartney Bomber, $919, available at Yoox; Zara Retro Aviator Glasses, $19.90, available at Zara.
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