If you want to look current and casual, then why not try a jumpsuit?
Now, before you put the brakes on and tell me, ” I wore a jumpsuit in the 80’s, but would look hideous in one today”, please keep an open mind.
Here are a few tips for styling a jumpsuit that will give you the confidence to wear one.
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1. Define Your Waist
It’s all about having shape, right? You worry you are going to look like a giant blob in a jumpsuit. The trick is to get a jumpsuit that defines your waist. You want to make sure you jumpsuit nips in at your waist with tailoring, a belt, sash, some elastic..something so you don’t look like a big tree trunk.
2. Proportion is Important
Proportion is especially important when it comes to looking fabulous in a jumpsuit. If you have medium to long legs then you can wear a jumpsuit with wide, flowing pant legs. If you petite or have short legs, you’ll be swallowed up by a ton of material, so go for a slimmer leg and watch that the length of the jumpsuit doesn’t overwhelm your small frame.
Big busted or very wide shoulders?-Then you’ll want to go wider on the bottom to balance out your bottom half. Skinny leg jumpsuits will make you look like an ice cream cone about to topple over.
Small chest/narrow shoulders, and wide hips? Then for your pear shape you need to choose a jumpsuit that is more blousy up top, or has more shoulder detail. This will make you look wider up top and balance out your lower half so you don’t look like you are all hips.
3. Wear a Jacket
Some of us avoid jumpsuits because there are many styles that are a little bare up top- ie: halter or strapless. The solution is to wear a jacket with your jumpsuit. It will keep you warm, hide your arms and looks very sporty, and chic. For example a black strapless jumpsuit with a bright coral jacket would look striking. Make sure to hike up ” the girls” with a good bra, and great shapewear works wonders too.
4. Think about Color
All one color is more slimming than one color on top and a different color on the bottom. Keep a print in proportion to your frame. Larger gals can wear larger prints.
5. Choose the Right Shoes
You can wear flats such as gladiator sandals, but pumps, wedges or strappy sandals lengthen the body and elevate your look. The right shoe can make all the difference to looking fabulous in a jumpsuit. Nothing clunky or masculine. Keep it feminine, pretty and fun.
Here are some great jumpsuits in stores now!
If you prefer a dressier jumpsuit, or a solid colored one, then have a look at my other post on How to wear a Jumpsuit with Style.