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Do you want to try a new style that’s versatile and comfortable? Do you want to wear something new that’s also bold, timeless, and fit for all event types? If your answer is yes, what you want is a skin suit.

These garments are innovative, sleek, and sexy. They offer all patterns and colors.

On top of the many ways you can wear a skin suit, you can also use them for all kinds of events, whether it’s sports, a formal event, daily fashion, or even at fetish parties.

Please continue reading to learn more about skin suits, the different types, and how they’re used. We also discuss how to wear and style other skin suits below.

What Is a Skin Suit?

Before the skin suits became what it is today, it began as a leotard in 1886, named after the French acrobatic performer Jules Leotard. He wore a one-piece skin-tight garment covering the torso but not the limbs.

In the early 20th century, these leotards became the staple garments for Broadway showgirls, professional dancers, on-stage performers, circus performers, and acrobats. Over time, its design changed, creating the skin suit variation.

Skin Suits Definition and Characteristics

A skin suit is a piece of whole-body clothing made to fit the body tightly. It usually consists of stretchy materials like Lycra, nylon, and spandex.

Have you never tried on skin suits before? Curious readers may want to know how a skin suit feels to the touch. When worn, a skin suit fits snugly to the body. Although it may seem snug or look too tight, skin suits are very comfortable.

Another characteristic of skin suits is that they can change how you look, especially male silicone skin suits. These suits have the appearance of the ideal body, and they can make a person look strong, fit, and buff.

What Is a Skin Suit Made of?

You might remember some of the materials used in making skin suits from what we’ve mentioned above. Below are the most common fabrics and materials used for making skin suits:

● Lycra. Lycra is a brand for elastane, a lightweight and highly synthetic fabric. Another brand or name for this fabric is spandex.

● Silicone. This material is easy to process, versatile, and durable. Silicone skin suits have the feel and appearance of real skin.

● Latex. It’s a synthetic fabric with excellent elasticity, perfect for ultra-form-fitting skin suits.

● Neoprene. Also called polychloroprene, this is a synthetic rubber with oil, water, and heat resistance. It’s the fabric used to make wetsuits, mousepads, and winter coats.

What Are the Purposes of a Skin Suit?

Skin suits have different purposes, depending on where and when you use them. Below are the different ways to use other skin suits.


Engineers have designed many skin suits to be aerodynamic or aqua-dynamic. These skin suits have the specific purpose of reducing friction and drag when worn in races.

They also have an aesthetic sense to show off the affiliation, country, or organization an athlete represents. Many of these skin suits protect the wearer physically, too.

Hidden Identity and Stress Relief

Zentai skin suits have the specific function of hiding one’s identity and relieving their day-to-day stress.

In Japan, wearers of zentai use skin suits to step into a protective layer of anonymity. As anonymous people, they break free of the chains that demand them to behave or act a certain way.

Disguises and Costumes

Skin suits can be a part of a costume or be the costume itself. It’s most applicable in the case of Pink Guy cosplay and other cosplays.

Besides costumes, you can also wear skin suits as a disguise. The silicone muscle suit is the best example of using skin suits as a disguise. It works well because muscle suits change your body type, size, and shape.


Do you have a BDSM kink involving disguises or stepping into another identity?

Do you like wearing or seeing your partner wear skin-tight latex suits whenever you’re in the dungeon or bedroom?

While skin suits aren’t a staple in BDSM scenes, they add spice to one’s secret life. Skin suits often used in BDSM consist of latex and are very tight to show off the wearer’s body.

What Are the Types of Skin Suits?

Skin suits encompass various fields and interests. While most skin suits have a protective function, others focus on providing a certain aesthetic.

Below are the different skin suit types and where or how they’re often used.

Full-Body or Zentai Skin Suit

The full-body skin suits or zentai is a garment that covers every part of your body, from your head to your toes. It is the very definition of a full-body tight.

Special effects teams in Hollywood wear zentai suits for easy video editing. The Body Poets use zentai suits as group dance outfits. Many Japanese people wear it to fulfill a kink or break free from daily life’s stresses.

Open Face Skin Suit

Unlike the zentai suit, an open-face skin suit has a hole on the hood for the user’s face to show through. It covers everything else, like the fingers, the top of the head, and the toes. It also uses flexible and stretchy fabrics for optimal comfort and movability.

The most popular online personality who wore an open-face skin suit is Filthy Frank, also known as Pink Guy or Joji.

The open-face skin suit is an alternative to the zentai suit. Some people wear it as part of their costumes to get blue or purple skin color instead of blue or purple body paint.

Without Hood

Another variation of the skin suit is a hoodless one. It covers every part of your body except your head and pieces of your neck. The hoodless skin suits see more use among the general population than the previous two. The lack of a hood makes it easier to style and wear casually.


Shorties are skin suits with short sleeves, short pant legs, and no hood. The materials typically used include neoprene, nylon, and spandex because they’re often used for protection.

You’ll often see this skin suit type worn in water-related sports or hobbies, like diving, wave surfing, kayaking, windboarding, etc.


As its name suggests, the two-piece skin suit has two parts: the upper and lower halves. This skin suit is unique because it is easier to wear than the other types.

It’s a great alternative if you’re not comfortable wearing the typical one-piece skin suit.

Tips for Wearing a Skin Suit

Are you ready to buy and wear your first skin suit? Here are some skin suits-related tips to keep in mind.

Choose High-Quality Materials

Never settle for a cheap, low-quality skin suit. They’ll tear quickly and easily. It’s wiser to invest in a skin suit of high quality. You’d get more out of it in the long run, even if you spent more on it.

High-quality skin suits are safer for you because they also use high-quality materials. They’re also likely to fit you snugly and comfortably. Cheap skin suits tend to use low-quality stitching, designs, and other aspects, which lowers the products’ quality.

Wear Skin Suits in Moderate Periods

Once you wear a skin suit, you might forget that you even have one on. We wouldn’t blame you if you did.

They’re very comfortable to wear, after all. However, you must also remember that moderate use is the best way to ensure your health and your skin suit’s durability. Wearing a skin suit for too long can cause health issues. For example, tight, form-fitting skin suits could prevent your blood from circulating properly throughout your body.


Skin suits are stylish because they’re highly versatile and comfortable. They have many types and use different materials. They’re widely used in various industries.