This probably comes as no surprise – but I lurve to wear jumpsuits.
I don’t know if it’s the disco queen I’m convinced I was in a past life (Diana Ross style, obvs.).
If it makes me reminiscent of summer during my childhood years.
Or if it’s simply because I’m lazy and a jumpsuit caters to that laziness by taking one less step out of figuring out what to wear for the day.
What I do know is that jumpsuits are amazing (despite the fact you have to completely undress to use the loo), and can be an essential tool in your wardrobe arsenal.
You may be finding it hard to believe me, as I will admit the jumpsuit isn’t always the easiest to pull off.
Choose the wrong fit or add on the wrong accessories and things can fall apart fast.
The trick to making a jumpsuit work for you is about having 80% styling know-how and 20% pure gumption.
Continue below for some of my favorite tips on wearing a jumpsuit with style and aplomb.
How to wear a Jumpsuit
1. Choose the right fit
For any garment that’s trickier to style you’ve got to start with a good foundation. And that couldn’t be more true when it comes to jumpsuits.
Depending on the fit, some jumpsuits can come off looking like a potato sac. Which – I’m totally guessing here – is the last thing you’d want to portray.
Most jumpsuits go one of two ways – casual for day-to-day wear or more formal for a statement-making night out. It really depends on how you plan to work the jumpsuit into your life.
So don’t go buying just any ol’ jumpsuit – take the time to find one that fits your body and lifestyle just right.
2. And the right style
To continue from the first tip – you also want to be conscious of the style.
Jumpsuits come in a variety of styles – tailored, wide leg, cropped, off-the-shoulder, culotte, split leg, wrap front, etc. etc.
If you’re more petite a cropped leg style may be best. If you’re on the taller side, try a wide leg. More curvier in the hips and thighs? Depending on whether you want to emphasize your curves or not, opt for a more tailored fit or wide leg with a wrap front to focus on your waist and upper body.
3. Cinch it with a belt or Top it with a jacket
The reason jumpsuits tend to be harder to style is because they’re not typically cut to accentuate any sort of body shape.
Add on top of that wearing a solid color or print from head to toe, the end effect could be kind of – meh.
The key here is to help give your body shape and break up the monotony.
4. Add bold accessories
Another way to add more dimension to your jumpsuit is by adding bold accessories.
This, again, breaks up the monotony of a solid color or print covering you head to toe. Plus it’s fun!
5. Be shoe conscious
Jumpsuits are the one clothing item that you really have to be conscious about what type of shoe you wear with them.
As they say – shoes can make or break an outfit – and that couldn’t be more true with jumpsuits.
My general rule of thumb is – the wider the leg the slimmer the shoe.
But don’t be afraid to take a risk every now and then to try something new.
6. Have fun!
To me jumpsuits are one of the few items of clothing that are inherently fun to style.
In addition, since not a lot of people wear them, they really speak to your personality.
So don’t take them to seriously, let your personality shine through, and have fun with them!
Now I’d love to hear from you.
Do you rock jumpsuits? How do you typically style them?
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