Jumpsuits and rompers have been trending season after season, and every year, more fabulous designs and styles come off the runways. Jumpsuits may feel a bit intimidating to the uninitiated, as they can remind us of the one-piece pajamas we used to wear as kids.
As an adult, once you’ve hopped onto the jumpsuit train, there is no hopping off. Jumpsuits are fun, stylish, comfortable, flattering, versatile, practical, and oh-so-easy to wear. They work as office attire, easy vacation clothing, and just about anything in-between, making them perfect for any occasion. Jumpsuits are the minimal effort that adds maximum impact to any outfit.
You may be thinking that jumpsuits don’t suit your body type. We are here to debunk that myth! Jumpsuits look good on everyone, and can fit any woman’s unique body shape and personal style. With the many styles of jumpsuits out there, we have put together a list of which kinds of jumpsuits flatter different body shapes.
Hourglass-shaped women were born for the jumpsuit. An hourglass body type suggests that your waist is slimmer and your hips and chest are wider, making you a perfect candidate for wearing a jumpsuit. Show off your natural figure by wearing a tighter-fitting jumpsuit that accentuates your waistline. Opt for a snug fit that isn’t too clingy, and flaunt your curvy hips and defined waist. Go the extra mile and use a belt to further define your waistline. For cooler weather, style your jumpsuit with an alluring long cashmere cardigan, and you’re good to go!
Jumpsuits are stylish and comfortable, making them perfect options for a beautiful day outdoors. Opt for cuts that create long lines and a smoothing visual. Choose fabrics of high quality like chiffon and cotton blend, as these will fall fluidly over the body. Wear styles that are wrap jumpsuits or those with wide legs to create a beautiful draping effect and enhance the fluidity of the lines. Go for jumpsuits with long hemlines and darker colors for smooth and lengthening effects. You will look and feel fabulous no matter where your day takes you.
Pear-shaped bodies are generally those who have wider hips and narrower shoulders, creating a pear-like shape. Jumpsuits that balance the upper and lower body are perfect for this body type. Show off those gorgeous shoulders with off the shoulder or wide neck jumpsuit styles. Wear wide or straight-legged jumpsuits to help create flow in your silhouette. For cooler seasons, wear your favorite summer strapless jumpsuit over a women’s white blouse for a chic and stylish look that still flatters your shape.
Apple-shaped figures have a heavier upper body and slimmer legs. Jumpsuits are perfect for this body type as they allow you to subtly show off those stems while balancing the relative visual weight of the upper body. Wear jumpsuits with V-necks and wrap styles. This will flatter the middle while bringing attention to your beautiful legs. Choose styles that are more snug-fitting and tailored around the legs. Use a belt or pick a jumpsuit that has elastic around the waist to offer some definition around the middle. Wear cropped or long trouser styles; either way, your legs will look amazing. Try a cropped style women’s cardigan sweater to further complement your shape and offer more definition around the middle.
Women with larger chests will look fabulous in jumpsuits, which are likely some of the most flattering pieces busty women can wear. Enjoy styles that are solid colors or feature prints and patterns. Most jumpsuits will accentuate your body without letting the chest take over, making them a perfect overall balancer for this body type. Opt for styles with loose and flowing sleeves and straight or slim fitted legs. Wear V-neck or wrap styles to balance the weight of the chest and bring more attention to the fluidity of the whole outfit. If choosing sleeveless jumpsuits, opt for designs with thicker shoulder straps or halter tops to help you feel supported and comfortable.
Athletic figures, or straight-shaped bodies, look amazing in jumpsuits. Try a boiler style jumpsuit, which is super-trendy and fun to wear. Belt your boiler jumpsuit to create a curvier look, and wear with your favorite canvas sneakers, heels, or booties. Style with a blazer or even, with the right color combo, a festive fall flannel shirt. Wear both tailored jumpsuits or styles with long and flowing legs. Enjoy exploring the wide variety of fits and styles.
Petite ladies can enjoy all the perks of the jumpsuit, too. Rather than loose and draped styles, try tailored fits to give more shape to this body. Straight legs with longer hemlines will help elongate and lengthen the body, offering the appearance of more height. Jumpsuits, in general, will give the appearance of length simply with their unbroken linear look, but choosing snugger-fitting shapes and solid colors will help accentuate that length even more.
Whether denim, print, sleeveless, silky, wrap style, or anything else, jumpsuits are so fun and versatile to wear, flattering every body type. Find the look that works best for you with our list of simple guidelines, and you’ll be wondering why you ever hesitated to jump on the jumpsuit trend in the first place.