If dresses aren’t your thing, then the perfect jumpsuit will do. Whether it’s for a casual lunch or an elegant night out, jumpsuits are a statement style. 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 star to slump. Here are a few tips to make sure your every ensemble is seriously chic.
Find the right one
When shopping for a jumpsuit consider your needs. Are you going for the casual or formal look? Do you need long sleeves to combat cold weather or will a strapless style help you beat the heat? 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 on the chubby side, you may want to opt for a slim, cropped style instead to avoid looking swamped in the fabric.
Relaxed and super comfortable, the casual jumpsuit is the perfect item to get you out of your jeans and t-shirt. 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.
Jumpsuit with Belts
A belt is a vital accessory to pulling off a jumpsuit, particularly if you’re still unsure about the style. By adding a belt to your jumpsuit, you’ll help define your waist in a highly flattering way. Even if the style is already fitted at the waist, a belt will help you appear slimmer and turn a column silhouette into an hourglass. For those who are still new to jumpsuits, we recommend trying a belt in a contrasting color to that of your jumpsuit. Doing so will add a new dimension to the outfit and break up the straight line of your jumpsuit, which can otherwise seem overwhelming. Try matching the color of your belt with your shoes for a well put-together outfit.
Wear it with heels
While jumpsuits can be flattering, they also have a knack for pulling the eye downwards as you look at them, making you appear shorter than what you are. Wide leg and low-waist jumpsuits, in particular, are notorious for turning average height women into mini versions of themselves. One of the best ways to combat this problem is by adding a pair of high heels to your look. The additional height that you will receive from the heels will help lengthen your legs and make you appear taller. Just make sure that you choose slim heels instead of chunky ones to keep the look slick and long.