I love a good old jumpsuit, do you?! They are such a statement style.
The head-to-toe, all-in-one garments always seem to create a striking look that moves beyond a just a dress, and into the more fashionable ground. So why is that we all still put jumpsuits down the pecking order? Possibly because it isn’t always the easiest piece of clothing to pull off. Choose the wrong fit or add the wrong accessories and your jumpsuit can go from a fashion hero to a fashion zero.
Finding The One For You
Jumpsuits come in many styles, not just straight up straight down so part of pulling off this look is all about finding the right jumpsuit for you. Consider whilst shopping, are you going for a casual look or is it a night on the town look? Short sleeves or long sleeves? Once you know your requirements, you can start focusing on the details. Personally, for me, styles that are fitted at the waist and then looser on the legs tend to be the most flattering on my figure because I’m petite with big knockers. If your tall wide-leg jumpsuits that finish just above the ground will be highly complementary.
Can I wear a Jumpsuit to that?!
I think most women associate jumpsuits with evening looks when in reality they’re a suitable choice for even the most casual of occasions. It’s like dresses too, there is life beyond an LBD! If you’re looking jazz up your weekend wardrobe, you can’t dismiss a casual jumpsuit. A jumpsuit is a way more comfortable option than jeans and a t-shirt. In particular, for casual events, I always go for loose fit jumpsuits that feature an elasticated or drawstring waist as they tend to be universally flattering.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m guilty when looking for an evening outfit of always looking at the dresses category first. Wearing a dress feels like the safe option so that you feel dressed appropriately, but jumpsuits have a bigger impact. Why not step out of your comfort zone and choose a sleek style that flatters your figure in a non-traditional way. My go-to evening style is similar to this navy jumpsuit you can see here. This jumpsuit is fitted around the waist and cut perfectly for me around the neck.
Accessories – too much?!
Whilst wearing an all-in-one seems simple enough, what about a bit of bling or a belt?! You need to consider how to accessorize it! It’s so important to plan out the outfit, paying particular attention to your shoes, jewellery and a belt.
A belt is a vital accessory to pulling off a jumpsuit, particularly if you’re still unsure about the style. The two outfits I’m wearing within this post both have a tie as a belt, which has helped define my waist in a flattering way but even if the style is already fitted at the waist like the navy jumpsuit in this instance, a belt will help you appear slimmer and turn a column silhouette into an hourglass. It’s a great idea to try matching the colour of your belt with your shoes for a well put-together outfit.
Jumpsuits, while being a serious statement style, can sometimes look a little plain with lots of material, therefore, it’s important to add bold accessories. I try to go for a chunky necklace, or bracelet in order to add detail and a little sparkle to my outfit.
Now for shoes, the most important part of any jumpsuit look! Although jumpsuits can make you look elongated, they also have a knack for pulling the eye downwards as you look at them, making you appear shorter than what you are, which is a nightmare for little gals like me! One of the best crafty ways to avoid this problem is by adding a pair of high heels to your outfit.
In conclusion, Jumpsuits are for everyone, all shapes, all sizes. Key points to remember here though are if you’re tall, select a wide-leg jumpsuit and if you are short, choose a slim, cropped style. And lastly, complete your jumpsuit style with fashionable accessories, such as jewellery, shoes and belts, or use layering to add interest.