Here, Kitty Kitty… | Haute Macabre

Here, Kitty Kitty…

Catsuit, Body suit, Unitard

ASOS PU Panel Unitard, $50.00 † Bebe Leatherette Catsuit, $119.00

AA Cotton Spandex Unitard, $32.00 † AllSaints Atlas Paysuit, $105.00

Shiny Black Unitard, $31.95 † ASOS Mesh Panel Unitard, $23.95

Catsuits have been cropping up all over the runway, and in spite of the public-restroom difficulties involved in wearing one, it did seem like a great layering piece that would give me smooth lines, and a perfect answer to the sheer trend. So I began my search for a catsuit. I looked high, and I looked low. I found a couple, like the Atlas from AllSaints, but $100 seems a bit silly to me for something that is basically just a pair of leggings an a tanktop. But where were the inexpensive versions? WHERE?

This was literally a three day search. Then, at two in the morning while searching EBay, I discovered the horrible truth. The new trend in catsuits is calling them ‘unitards’. Like when you were in gymnastics in 3rd grade. It there a WORSE word for a piece of clothing that is supposed to be sexy? Hey, marketing guys… WTF? However, I bit the bullet and googled ‘unitard’, and a whole new world opened up before me. I put a couple in this week’s Haute List- in fact, after much deliberation I went for the ASOS Cross Back Unitard, which was a Haute List pick. Here are the rest of the ones I liked. But I am calling them catsuits, now and forever.

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7 Comment

  1. Pretty insightful publish. Never thought that it was this simple after all. I had spent a superior deal of my time looking for someone to explain this topic clearly and you’re the only 1 that ever did that. Kudos to you! Keep it up

  2. I really like the first one — well done, Starling!

    The others, well… ideal for a tribute to Bob Fosse. That’s not too shabby; just wouldn’t wear them under other circumstances.

  3. I feel like calling it a “catsuit” is reserved for onsies in leather, or latex, or maybe even pvc. “Unitard” is for spandex and Lycra.

  4. actually, they’re not bad, even if you are a bit more padded than a model – I had a few that I wore back in the 90’s to industrial clubs, they make your curves nice and smooth.

    Also – Starling, nice design! love it.

  5. Where to get cheap catsuits: Dance supply shops. They’ll be sturdy. They’ll look amazing. They will, unfortunately, also be called unitards.