You probably wore one in the 70’s or early 80’s (along with Charlie’s Angels), and now they’re back again. Can you wear a jumpsuit at 40+ without looking like a bad flashback?….Absolutely!
Just take a look at the black jumpsuit Michelle Obama wore on her 50th birthday. It’s an elegant option when you don’t feel like wearing a dress, but want to look sexy and modern. Jumpsuits are the new cocktail chic!
Even if your body is a little rounder and softer than it was years ago, you can still rock a jumpsuit. Here are seven ways to look slim and modern in this popular throwback trend.
- Wear a Jumpsuit in a Solid, Dark Color
Solid colors are more slimming than prints. Dark colors hide pounds more than light/bright colors, but don’t think that means that your only choice is a black jumpsuit. Black is a lovely choice, but it can be draining. If black washes you out, try another dark neutral like Navy. It’s just as slimming, but livelier.
2. Choose Soft Fabrics
When your body is curvy, soft, flowing, stretchy fabrics that follow your figure, are more flattering than stiff, crisp fabrics which add bulk.
3. Define Your Waist
If you try to wear a jumpsuit without somehow defining your waist (especially a loose, flowy type of jumpsuit), you are going to look like you are wearing a big garbage bag. You need to whittle your middle, and the best way to do this is by 1) choosing a jumpsuit with a definite waistline or 2) belting your middle in a tasteful, but not a tight way.
4. Flatten Your Tummy
Some jumpsuits can be clingy. If you carry your weight in your tummy, this can be a problem. High waist shapewear panties can help smooth and flatten you middle.
5. Go For a Wide Leg
If you have pear shaped bottom or heavy thighs, stay away from skinny leg jumpsuits. Instead, go for a jumpsuit with a wide or flared leg to give you more of an hourglass shape. Don’t forget to wear a pair of strappy heels or sexy booties to elongate your frame and make you look tall and slender.
6. Choose a Flattering Neckline
The right neckline can make all the difference whether you say yay or nay to a jumpsuit. A boat neckline is an excellent way to balance visually out very wide hips. A V-neck or deep scoop neckline makes your neck appear longer, which in turn makes you look taller.
7. Go Easy on Accessories
You want to look modern and sleek so don’t junk up your jumpsuit with gobs of jewelry. Keep your look streamlined and classy by choosing a couple of pieces of unfussy, modern jewelry with a touch of drama to look sophisticated.
Need more styling ideas for how to wear a jumpsuit. Take a look at these celebrities over 40 have been spotted wearing dressy jumpsuits at awards shows and parties. They look fabulous and you can too!