Jumpsuits are an item with a lot of stigma. There’s usually a big question associated with whether a girl has the body to pull it off.
My challenge for this week is show to you how to create a jumpsuit look with items that you have in your own wardrobes.
The key thing to remember is that there is a way to style them based on your body proportions – not everything can suit everyone. You need to figure out how to make a trend work on your figure.
After all, isn’t that what fashion is truly about – expressing your best self?
Another factor to consider is not overcomplicating the look. Since jumpsuits speak for themselves, complete the look with small touches.
Considering body proportions is exceptionally important to ensure that the jumpsuit is worn in the best way. For jumpsuits, the main elements are shoulder size, waist size and leg shape.
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These three figures flaunt broader shoulders, straighter waists and thinner legs. A slim leg trouser is the best option, to maximize the impact of accentuating leg shape. The top you choose is important, as it creates the illusion of a combined silhouette. Any sleeveless top is perfect, but make sure the top is not tight. A tight top will draw away from the illusion of accentuated curves. Because a jumpsuit look is attempting to be created from separates, the top must be tucked in.
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Women with these figures flaunt narrow waists and bigger hips. To compliment these two elements, a wide leg pant is essential. This creates the illusion of longer legs, and balances the attention drawn to the bottom half. Any top can be worn, but make sure the top is figure hugging. Wearing a looser top will hide your beautiful curves. Always wear a belt or waist accessory to draw the attention up.
Jumpsuits are versatile. Your accessories will depend on the occasion you’re attending, and the colour of your jumpsuit. If you’re styling separates as a jumpsuit for a corporate look, a sleek wrist watch and studded earrings would be perfect. In a formal event setting, a pop of lipstick and edgy jewellery paired with a statement clutch will elevate your look.
To take your look from the boardroom to the brunch table, or even the races, consider also adding a structured, brim hat. Maybe embellish the hat with a patterned or floral ribbon.
Pointed toe pumps, wedges; or sandals with a single band across the toe are the most ideal options in the shoe department, so that attention from the jumpsuit is not drawn away. If your jumpsuit creation has patterns or print, avoid wearing a textured shoe.
As for hair, if your jumpsuit features more skin up top, loose waves would be the most appropriate. However, ensure your hair is behind your shoulders. For a corporate look, a sleek bun will keep the look professional and chic.
slim leg trousers: Target Australia
Pumps with silver toe: Enzo Angiolini
Hat: R.M. Williams
V neck choker top: Forcast
Wide leg trousers: COCOC Australia
Patent shoes: Therapy
Bag: Charles and Keith