Are lace bodysuits the sexiest way to celebrate New Year's this year?

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: Marianne Theodorsen (@marianne_theodorsen)

Put down the LBD and skip out on that sequined dress. This year, the Scandinavian style set is proposing a sexier alternative to ring in the new year – and you may need to invest in new nipple covers

The trend of wearing lingerie outside the bedroom just got turned up a notch, courtesy of some our favourite tastemakers who are proposing the figure-flaunting lacy bodysuit as the look for the upcoming holiday parties. What kicked off with Swedish supermodel and former Vogue Scandinavia cover star Elsa Hosk wearing a Simkhai x Wolford scarlet bodysuit and a matching Magda Butrym coat has quickly settled in the Scandinavian fashion sphere.


Soon, we saw our most recent cover stars and Norwegian content creators Marianne Theodorsen and Janka Polliani sport the sultry suit – opting for no other underwear than a black full coverage panty and nipple covers.

Photo: Marianne Theodorsen (@marianne_theodorsen)

Photo: Elsa Hosk (@hoskelsa)

Photo: Janka Polliani (@polliani)

A multitude of brands have championed form-fitting lace in the lead-up to the festive season. Saint Laurent paired a black lacy body stocking with one of it's classic – sharply cut – coats for pre-fall 2023. For the autumn/winter 2023 ready-to-wear shows, Sportmax presented a one-sleeved version and Roberto Cavalli presented draped lace-on-lace, to name a few.

But it isn't the first time around that we've found ourselves fantasising about second-skin bodysuits. Earlier this month, Marianne Theodorsen referenced Alaïa's autumn/winter '91 collection on Instagram with the sultry velvet and lace bodysuits worn by Carla Bruni and Beverly Peele evidently inspiring her very own ensembles.

Beverly Peele walks Alaïa's autumn/winter 1991 show.

As for taking on the trend ourselves, we suggest wearing layers to combat any bodysuit self-consciousness. Slip on an additional opaque layer, for example a black body or extra-coverage underwear. And the best friend to a lace bodysuit will always be a tuxedo blazer, worn slung over the shoulders as proposed by our Norwegian cover stars. Not only does it provide a little cover-up, but it will keep you warm during the New Year's countdown.