What with baguette bags, slip dresses and flippy miniskirts enjoying a renaissance as we fawn over all things '90s, it was only a matter of time before the most divisive trend of all reared its head: the catsuit.
Blame it on the runways all you like (at Prada and Halpern, spray-on bodysuits came with striking patterns that bring a whole new meaning to the term "all-in-one"), but early adopters have been giving legs—and arms… and everything in-between—to the movement, too.
Prada A/W 21 collection
French eco-friendly brand Marcia's long-sleeved catsuit has been donned by influencers Camille Charrière and María Bernad, lending a superhero spin on an item otherwise known as a stage performer's staple, and—dare we say it—the result is surprisingly chic.
Halpern A/W 21 collection
Of course, not all catsuits are made equal, and this season, the range looks set to be democratic. In addition to Marcia's, there's the sporty "just left the gym" take that you can layer with sweats, and there's also the second skin, which is great for a party and keeping you warm.
Bella Hadid in a black catsuit
Coco Baudelle in a Chanel catsuit
Just keep your liquid consumption to a minimum. This trend isn't super fun to peel off when nature calls.
Shop the Catsuit Trend
Alaïa Leopard Jacquard-Knit Jumpsuit (£2370)
Marcia Formette Catsuit (£425)
Le Ore Verona Stretch Bodysuit (£95)
Philipp Plein Long-Sleeved Leopard-Print Jumpsuit (£635)
Boohoo Rib Zip Down Jumpsuit (£13)
Maison Close Sacré Cœur Catsuit (£181)
Wolford Marina Jumpsuit (£199)
Boohoo Rib Short Sleeve Unitard (£9)
Bevza Tricot Jumpsuit (£419)
Live the Process Corset Bodysuit (£156)
Wolford Shuri Jumpsuit (£199)
Burnt Soul Joan Flip Catsuit (£95)
Alaïa Jersey Jumpsuit (£2370)
Wolford x Amina Muaddi Sleeveless Catsuit (£563)
More of a modest dresser? Discover our round-up of the loosest, breeziest dresses to covet right now.
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