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A female version of the bodysuit

In clothing, a bodysuit or body is a unisex form-fitting garment that covers the torso; it often has sleeves and snaps at the crotch, and has varying collars. A bodysuit may be worn as a top for the smooth line it gives or because it cannot become untucked from one's trousers or skirt. They may also be worn by men and women as underwear, activewear, or foundation garments. Unlike the similar leotard, a bodysuit is not a form of athletic wear.

Azzedine Alaia and Donna Karan helped make the bodysuit a defining item of eighties fashion for both men and women.

Onesies (or snapsuits) are bodysuits for younger children, toddlers and some adults which help keep diapers (or nappies) in place. The purpose of the opening at the crotch is to facilitate access to the wearer's diaper (or nappy).

There are also bodyshirts, like the counterpart to the bodysuit, they are loose-fitting garments that cover the whole torso, with sleeves in short to long lengths and crotch snaps. The difference is that they look like a shirt on the top portion of the garment, and may have a different stretch fabric in the waist to the crotch area to make them fit better.

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