Ladies, know you’re not alone when it comes to wondering how to wear a jumpsuit. They can be a little intimidating and if styled incorrectly, they can even look sloppy, making you appear shorter and wider than you are.
So, like most of your clothing, opt for a fitted and elegant jumpsuit so you aren’t walking around looking like a trendy clown.
Here are seven ways to style your summer jumpsuits:
1. Find the right fit
While there is no such thing as perfect, you can still come pretty darn close to it. The key to sporting the right jumpsuit is to find the right fit. You want to look polished and put together, so avoid anything too tight or loose. If it’s too tight, you’ll exude a catwoman vibe and make you feel uncomfortable. If it’s too loose, you’ll look like an Oompa Loompa as you’re drowning in fabric.
2. Define your waist
When wearing a jumpsuit, it’s important to emphasize your figure so you don’t get lost in all the fabric. The easiest way to do this is do define your shape by cinching your waist. Try a leather belt, or get creative with it and use a cloth scarf! For a feminine-chic look, consider tying a denim button-down or lightweight jacket around your waist.
3. Style with a jacket
Depending on your mood or where you’re headed, throw on a jacket to complete the look. If you’re traveling for work and have an important client meeting, pair it with a tailored blazer jacket. Or if you’re going out for cocktails with your friends, add a little edge to your flowy pastel jumpsuit by teaming it with a classic leather jacket. Either way, this is a great way to add dimension and personality to your outfit.
4. Slip on some heels
To elongate your legs and keep those hemlines off the pavement, slip on your best pair of strappy high-heels. We’re particularly speaking to those who are wearing a wide-leg jumpsuit or have a petite frame.
If you wear flats with a jumpsuit, the bottom half might look sloppy and most likely drag on the ground. Also, a wide-leg can overpower a small frame, so be sure to pair it with a thin heel. Plus, any outfit can be completely transformed by wearing a gorgeous pair of heels.
5. Accessorize accordingly
The fashion accessories you choose to wear can make or break your outfit; so before digging through your treasure chest, decide if you even need to add some extra pizzazz at all. Women’s bracelet watches are always acceptable, but do you really need to be wearing that statement necklace and chandelier earrings? The jumpsuit is already a fashion statement in itself, so keep your bling to a minimum.
6. Break the suit up
When wearing a jumpsuit, it’s easy to get lost in the sea of fabric and repeating patterns, which can make you look rather bland. Is this why you’re afraid to try out this trend? Not to worry, because we have a fix for that. One way to break up the reoccurring graphic print is to test out different cuts and styles of the jumpsuit. Be on the look out for a deep, plunging neckline to help draw the eye up. If you’re looking for more subtlety, try peek-a-boo sheer panels. While this style jumpsuit still shows some skin, it does so in a more reserved way and still successfully breaks up that geometric pattern.
If you’re wearing a solid jumpsuit and wish to break up that big block of color, we have a few suggestions. Tie a lightweight jacket or scarf around either your waist or shoulders – both look smart and contemporary. Or, just throw your cross-body bag over your shoulders and position it so it’s laying in front of you.
7. Keep it casual
Jumpsuits don’t have to be dressy. In fact, there are plenty of ways to tone it down for a low-key aesthetic. Simply cuff the bottoms of the jumpsuit, slip on some stylish tennis shoes, and toss a denim jacket over your shoulders. It’s a cool, casual and chic getup – perfect for a day of shopping.