I was out shopping the other day trying to find something dressy for a party I was going to, and I came across an elegant black jumpsuit. I was intrigued. I used to wear jumpsuits in the 70’s, and I loved them! They’re sexy and chic. I haven’t worn one in years, but I was curious to see how one might look.
After all, I’m always seeing celebrities wearing jumpsuits, and many of these women are over 40. Recently I spotted one on Muriel Hemmingway. She wore a gorgeous skinny leg jumpsuit with a clutch purse to the Emmys..
Elle Pompeo was photographed in a pretty pastel pink jumpsuit. It looks so lovely with her skin tone.
Felicity Huffman, who is in her 50’s, wears them too. I like the way she belted hers.
Then there’s Jennifer Aniston, who always looks tanned, relaxed and fab. I love her alluring black halter jumpsuit.
After several ” what the hecks”, I decided I’d try on a jumpsuit. I looked in the mirror and started to giggle. I felt pretty darn good. Still, I wasn’t sure how the elastic waistband made my little mommy tummy look. Some Spanx would have done wonders, but instead I just put the jumpsuit back and said, “I’ll think about it”.
What was stopping me? Did I feel too old to be wearing something I wore in my teenage years?
I came home and went online to check out this new trend and found lots of dressy jumpsuits, mainly black. I think I’ll go for this look if I can find a flattering syle. I’m still pretty slim and tall, so maybe it will work?
What about you? Would you wear a jumpsuit? I’d love to know. For more ideas on how to carry off this look check out my post on how to wear jumpsuits.
*This was originally posted in 2010 and recently updated.