Unitards Are My Most Worn Staple Right Now—11 I'm Ready to Buy Again



Athleisure trends always have a way of sneaking up somewhere, and this time, it's the unitard making waves. With the rise of balletcore (courtesy of Miu Miu), it was only a matter of time before one-pieces were the subject of Instagram outfit shots and runway collections.

I personally never envisioned myself jumping on the bandwagon, but five unitards deep and a few months later, I'm all in. In the middle of a heat wave, there's nothing better than the ease of just slipping on one garment and calling it a day—layering on a ton of clothes is the last thing I want to do. A minimalistic unitard is my one-and-done solution and my lazy-girl saving grace. The wonderful thing is that a unitard is perfectly chic on its own, but should you need to look more pulled-together, a few add-ons can really upgrade it to look more intentional.

After much trial and error, I've narrowed down my go-to list of unitards that I, without reluctance, would buy again. Keep scrolling to shop the full list and see some of my favorite ways to style the wardrobe hero.

My Current Favorite Unitards

It shouldn't come as a surprise that Alo's version makes the list. Although it's a bit pricey, the quality is worth it.

Here's another unitard from the brand with slightly thinner straps. 

Whenever someone asks me about my favorite workout line, I always name Girlfriend Collective. It always has an extensive size range in a selection of cool colors. 

Gil Rodriguez is an American Apparel veteran, so it makes sense that the designer has perfected body-hugging basics.

I wear this at least once a week. The open back is great ventilation, but it's also a cute design choice. 

If you want to take the opportunity to wear your unitard to your workout classes, Nike's version will keep you secure. 

My BFF has this and can't stop raving about it.

For a piece that falls into the fancy-clothes category, I highly suggest this one. Another bonus: It's on sale.

Once fall rolls around, I'll be sporting unitards with covered legs.

Pockets! But other than that, the biggest selling point about this is the wonderful smoothing material.

How I'm Styling My Unitards…

Option #1: Add an Oversize Shirt



Style Tip: When we said an oversize button-down makes everything look infinitely chicer, it wasn't an exaggeration. Paired with a unitard, the result is a casual, on-the-go woman about time. It's the type of look you can wear to yoga at 8 a.m. and brunch at 11 a.m. without shame (or an outfit change).

Option #2: Pair It With an Elegant Bag

Style Tip: If it's too hot for another layer, here's where a beautiful bag saves the day. To add a touch of elegance, choose a minimal, structured bag with sophisticated details.

Option #3: Throw on a Blazer



Style Tip: Arguably my favorite way to dress up a unitard is throwing on an oversize tailored blazer. It's still polished, but the looser proportions lend a cool edge.