Jumpsuits are, without a doubt, a statement style. The head-to-toe, all-in-one garment creates a striking look that moves beyond a simple dress or pants and top combo, and into more fashionable territories.
So why then, do so many women still avoid this trend-worthy style? Well, 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. Luckily, we’re here to help make sure your every ensemble is seriously chic. Here is our guide on how to wear a jumpsuit like a street style star.
CHOOSING A JUMPSUIT
Like dresses, jumpsuits come in many styles, so part of pulling off this look is all about finding the right jumpsuit for you. When shopping for a jumpsuit consider your needs. Are you after a casual jumpsuit to wear during the day or something more formal for an evening look? Do you need long sleeves to combat cold weather or will a strapless style help you beat the heat? Once you know your requirements, you can start focusing on the details. In general, styles that are fitted at the waist and then looser on the legs tend to be the most flattering. If you are tall, wide-leg jumpsuits that finish just above the ground will be highly complementary. If you are vertically challenged, you may want to opt for a slim, cropped style instead to avoid looking swamped in the fabric.
WHEN TO WEAR A JUMPSUIT
When attending formal occasions, women often fall into the mindset of thinking that a dress is their only option. While a dress may be the “safe” choice for dressing appropriately, it will rarely have the same impact as a jumpsuit. Jumpsuits can be just as beautiful and polished as a dress while offering an out-of-the-box wow factor that will earn you some serious style points. So for your next formal event try stepping out of your comfort zone and wear a jumpsuit. Choose a sleek and well-tailored style that flatters your figure, add some simple yet chic accessories, and you’re ready to go.
If you’re looking to add some serious style to your weekend wardrobe, you can’t overlook a casual jumpsuit. Relaxed, super comfortable and oh-so-chic, the casual jumpsuit is the perfect item to get you out of your jeans and t-shirt rut. Choose from cotton and denim varieties in a range of silhouettes to find the one that suits your style. In particular, loose fit jumpsuits that feature an elasticated or drawstring waist tend to be universally flattering and perfect for jumpsuit virgins. If you plan to wear flats with your jumpsuit, remember to make sure you pick a cropped style boot or lace-up sandal that finishes at or slightly above the ankles. This will help create balance and keep the look lengthened and slim.
While wearing a jumpsuit may make coordinating an outfit a much simpler task than most other garments, it still requires a bit of thought. Yes, you can just wear one item of clothing, but you still need to think about how you will accessorise it. Choose the wrong accessories, and the whole look can become sloppy and unstylish. To keep things chic, plan out your outfit, paying particular attention to your shoes, jewellery and a belt. After all, this statement style demands accessories that help it shine, so choose ones that match well. The goal is to find accessories with the dual ability to highlight your jumpsuit while breaking up its monotony at the same time.
HOW TO WEAR A JUMPSUIT
- If you are tall, select a wide-leg jumpsuit that finishes just above the ground.
- If you are short, choose a slim, cropped style.
- For a formal event, pick a sleek and well-tailored jumpsuit that flatters your figure.
- For a cool casual look, wear a loose-fit jumpsuit that features an elasticated or drawstring waist.
- Complete your jumpsuit look with fashionable accessories, such as jewellery, shoes and belts, or use layering to add interest.
So, with a diverse range of silhouettes and variations, the jumpsuit is an accessible option for all body shapes and sizes – from straight-leg, wide-leg, flare or crop to long-sleeve, short-sleeve, no sleeve, one sleeve, the jumpsuit caters to a diverse range of personal styles.
Furthermore, the jumpsuit makes full use of everyday dressing up and dressing down conventions – you know, dress up with a heel, dress down with a sneaker. In other words, it’s never been easier to wear.
Source: The Trend Spotter