A jumpsuit is a great way to elevate a casual style and to offer up a change to the jeans and tee shirt look. For the casual style jumpsuit, cotton or chambray denim fabrics are very popular. Whether you prefer plain or patterned, they're super comfortable, tres chic, and make a bold style statement. There are a few key notes I would recommend when wearing a jumpsuit so to keep the overall look in proportion.
The slim style jumpsuit is most flattering to the majority of body types. If you're short, the wide leg style can make you look even shorter. I would suggest wearing a heel to add height if you're wearing the wide leg style.
If you choose a patterned style and/or you wear it with flats, go for a more cropped cut in the leg, at least to show a little ankle so it doesn't look like you're engulfed in fabric.
A tie, elasticated or belted waist is very flattering as it gives you shape and breaks up the look creating balance. You can always add a belt even if the waist is elasticated, which you can have fun with by perhaps choosing a contrasting color, or something decorative if you're wearing a block color jumpsuit.
Choose accessories that go well. For example, if you're wearing a plain jumpsuit then a bold statement necklace or earrings look good. If your jumpsuit is busy with pattern, then go for something that blends, as in the blue necklace I'm wearing in the pictures here. It doesn't compete with the jumpsuit, it settles in with it.
Jumpsuits are a great style to layer a jacket or cardigan over. A denim jacket looks cute with the casual style of this look, also a leather moto jacket would up the style factor, or add a chunky knit cardigan for a cosy look.
My jumpsuit is old from H&M. I linked a choice of similar ones below, as well as accessories. It was the color and the pattern that had me, but it was very baggy in all the wrong places despite buying a size small. So I had my tailor alter it... considerably! We took it in around the butt, the waist, all the way down the legs, shortened to a cropped leg, and tapered into the ankle. For me it was worth it. The garment was inexpensive to start with, and I think my tailor bill was something like $35. I love the way it fits now, it's super comfortable, and I get a lot of use out of it. I wear it casually as in the look shown here, with sneakers or with flat sandals. I've worn it out for dinner wearing neutral tone wedge sandals, barbecue parties, brunch, lunch and so on! It's always attracted a lot of compliments.
Have a wonderful week
Karen Serino is a life and style blogger, sharing fashion, fitness and fun for youthful women in their forties, fifties and beyond.
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