It looks as if every other person you meet has jumped on the jumpsuit bandwagon! When you see the other person, the jumpsuit looks so great that you want to buy one immediately. But you always end up having second thought if you will be able to carry off the romper with the same élan or not. I will not blame you; jumpsuits are intimidating if you have never worn them before. They are literally inspired from men’s coveralls and cover your body from top to toe. However, they can be extremely feminine and sexy if you wear the right cut and right style for your body frame.
Another motivation factor to make you opt for jumpsuits is the weather. It is getting cooler and you need to cover to stay warm. It is very difficult to pair dresses with tights and boots and jackets and still not look too great! Jumpsuits are your ideal option in winters because firstly they are pants. Secondly, they cover you from head to toe. Even though they cover you like a normal pair of pants and a t-shirt would, they are unique and stylish than any casual wear.
Jumpsuits have been in fashion since 2014 but they have reached a higher popularity only a year or so ago. Jumpsuits are easier to pull off than you are thinking. They are actually a one-piece wonder and a great alternative to dresses! Some ways on how to wear a jumpsuit whether it is for work, lunch or a dinner party are as follows:
Structure and Fit
Jumpsuits are generally on the looser side to give it a seamless flow and a fall but a loose jumpsuit can make you lose your figure. A slightly better fitting jumpsuit will make you look polished and refined. Of course, the jumpsuit should not be too tight also as it will look crude and make you uncomfortable also. The trick is to find the perfect fit in between tight and loose.
A good fitting jumpsuit will give you a structured look as well as make you look chic and sexy. So be sure to see the fit in detail before purchasing your first jumpsuit. The fit is what will make or break your new look!
Define your waist
This part again comes in bringing out your figure through the help of accessories like belts and even scarves. Defining your waist in jumpsuits is very important to negate the completely straight look which might not look as appealing. Jumpsuits usually come with elastic inside and cloth belts to tighten them from the waist. Even those normal built in belts go a long way to add oomph to your outfit.
If you want to add an extra bit of glam to your jumpsuit, you can add a wide gold/silver belt to add dimension to your figure and outfit. Another option is to simply tie a coordinating scarf on the side of the waist for a perfect summary and daytime look.
Another great tip is to tie a light sweater or a cardigan on your waist. In short, go old school style with a cardigan wrapped around your waist and sneakers on your feet! Trust me you will look straight out of a fashion magazine!
Add a layer
Another way to wear a jumpsuit and look drop dead gorgeous is to pair a jumpsuit with a blazer/coat or even a denim jacket. A jumpsuit can very well look gorgeous without any layer. However, once in a while layering can make your jumpsuit look like a new outfit, give your outfit a personality and give you the extra glam! Moreover, in the winter season, it is a great way to look chic and also be warm at the same time.
Also, when you wear a jumpsuit for the first time, you may feel awkward and a little uncomfortable. A layer can help you feel more secure and confident.
When selecting a blazer, be sure to choose one which goes with the occasion and enhances the jumpsuit. Be sure to pick a blazer that goes with the color of the jumpsuit in contrast. For instance, with a floral jumpsuit, a rose colored blazer will look gorgeous. Similarly, a deep red blazer will also go great with a white and black monochrome jumpsuit.
Another thing that you can add to your jumpsuit to look stunning is a cape. It can be long or it can be short based on the choice of event, but it will surely add an extra style quotient to your outfit. A cardigan goes just as well with a jumpsuit making you feel cozy and soft yet stylish and smart!
Heels are a MUST with Jumpsuits
Even if you have chosen to wear a wide legged or a straight one! Never ever wear it with flats. It’s a strict no-no, as wide legged jumpsuit would look sloppy without a pair of heels and straight legged without heels will look too casual for work. If you are already tall, even a 2-inch block heels will add the needed glamour to your jumpsuit. However, if you are petite and short, a wide-legged jumpsuit will empower your frame. Hence, pair the jumpsuit with a pair of strappy and skinny heels. You are bound to look like a million bucks in this outfit!
Even of your jumpsuit is not wide legged, it goes without saying that heels can bring up the style quotient of any outfit. My motto is whenever in doubt –wear heels!
Colors and Flares
If you are just starting off with a jumpsuit, choose a solid neutral color as it will be elongating with an unbroken and uninterrupted vertical line from head to toe. The first color option that would come to anyone’s mind would be black of course! It is a slimming choice as well as flattering. You can never go wrong with black!
If you are in a little daring mood, you can also opt for navy blue, burgundy or olive green. To add the extra style quotient to the outfit, you can pair the solid-colored jumpsuit with colorful accessories. However, make sure that you do not choose loud accessories as that will take the elegance and style away from your hip and happening jumpsuit!
Once you have become comfortable in a jumpsuit, you can buy an abstract or monochrome printed one.
Do not save your sleeveless jumpsuits for the summers. Simply add a contrast full sleeves t-shirt inside and you will rock the same jumpsuit in the winters also. The basic idea is that if your jumpsuit is printed, than add a plain contrasting shirt inside. However, if your jumpsuit is a solid color, you can choose a striped or a polka dotted shirt to wear as an inner.
Another chic way to dress up a jumpsuit for the winters is to opt for turtlenecks. This is not a common style statement as turtlenecks are not usually paired with jumpsuits. However, trust me, this combination is a match made in heaven! Turtlenecks go great with jumpsuits by making them look trendy, warm and toasty! Moreover, they are the ideal solution in the winters to feel warm yet hip!
Going Sleeveless won’t bite!
Jumpsuits are sexy without showing too much skin. They usually keep you covered from head to toe yet make you look very appealing and exotic. However, a little extra skin will not do anyone any harm! If you are up for a bold look, choose a plunging neckline for your jumpsuit. You can add bold chic necklace to draw the attention slightly away from your revealing cleavage.
But showing too much skin at work is totally not recommended. Therefore avoid backless and very deep neckline-d jumpsuits.
You can go for sleeveless jumpsuits in spring and summers. They look divine and out of the world! A sleeveless jumpsuit is feminine, classy and oh so cool! You will have men (and even ladies) drooling over you in this new avatar.
Sheer Body-hugging Jumpsuits
Peek-a-boo is not just for kids anymore, it’s one of the top styles of today. Sheer cloth and panels add a bit of subtlety to your outfit without giving it all away. It will be the perfect blend of sexy and feminine in your outfit.
There are many ways that designers are adding sheer to jumpsuits. Some jumpsuits have sheer panels from the thigh down to reveal (but not completely reveal) your shapely legs. Other jumpsuits have sheer back or sheer bodice.
There is a fine line between looking sexy and vulgar. Do not opt for anything with too much sheerness as it will not look appealing. Be sure to pick something which speaks style and class rather than crude and revealing.
Once you are comfortable in a jumpsuit, you can try out different, feminine patterns which you like. Polka dots, floral, hearts, etc. all looks great on a jumpsuit! The best thing about them is that almost any print and color and cut look good in a jumpsuit. The girly prints will make even a masculine silhouette look feminine.
Personally, I am a big fan of polka dots and I feel that they can be played up or down with. Tiny polka dots can look toned down for office and work. Larger polka dots will look great for brunch. Colorful polka dots can be perfect for a birthday party. There is so much you can do with different prints; you just need to take the plunge!
Usually, jumpsuits don’t need too many accessories; it just needs the right kind of accessory. A simple cross body bag may all that you need to brighten up your outfit. If you have a black solid-colored jumpsuit, gold accessories will go perfectly with it. A chain belt is another way to make you look like you are off to the cover of Vogue!
Denim jumpsuits are amazing and cool. You can pair them off with bright accessories like a bright purse or shoes. A floppy hat also goes great with a jumpsuit making it look casual yet attractive. A long necklace can be used on any jumpsuit to give it the extra glamour.
Official Dinners –Dressing up with Jumpsuits
Do not treat jumpsuits like men overalls. They can be dressed up as well as dressed down. Now they come in a variety of cuts and embellishments. You can easily find a more formal jumpsuit in stores that would be ideal for attending official dinners. Jumpsuits now have lace and embroideries and come in silk material also which make them perfect for more formal events.
However, if your jumpsuit is not too formal, you can easily accessorize it to stand out in a wedding. Make a fancy bun, put on a pair of heels, add some sparkling jewels, take a nice purse and you are ready to rock!
Jumpsuits look great at work
Contrary to popular belief, a jumpsuit can be very well worn at work without looking unprofessional. Of course, there are some guidelines to follow when you wear a jumpsuit to work. For instance, don’t go for bright colors and girly prints. If you absolutely want to do prints, choose a jumpsuit with small delicate prints in a solid color like black or white or navy blue. The safer choice would, of course, to opt for a neutral colored, professional jumpsuit.
A fitted blazer or a coat will also go very well with the office look and help to make your outfit look trendy but professional.
The above are just some tips to style jumpsuits. We hope they are enough to push you towards trying this latest trend in fashion. Just keep in mind you can never go wrong with jumpsuits for any occasion. They are a wonderful addition to women’s wardrobes and look very good on women of all ages. If you take care about some do’s and don’ts regarding jumpsuits, there is no way that you will not make heads turn in your new outfit!