Ahh the jumpsuit, forever known as the awkward item of clothing that nobody quite knows how to navigate when it comes to heading to the loo. You strip down and as you’re squatting over the toilet, you suddenly feel vulnerable and as naked as the day you were born. I’ll be honest and say I’ve always steered towards play suits as they tend to be easier at pee time – pull it to the side with your pants and make sure you’ve got good aim is my advice.
However, when Femme Luxe contacted me about working together on another post focused on their jumpsuit range, I thought it was high time I give full length jumpsuits a try and share some tips on styling them when the world eventually returns to a new normal.
Colour is everything
Or in my case with these items, lack of colour. For a more polished look, you can’t go too wrong with a strong black jumpsuit – you can wear it all year round, it’s slimming, you can dress it up or down and best of all, you don’t have to worry about finding colour specific accessories. If you’re new to jumpsuits, black is the best colour to start off with before you gain confidence and rock a floral print (although, feel free to jump to floral if you wish!)
Get the right length
As a short arse, making sure I’m not drowning in fabric is key when picking a jumpsuit as it can end up making me look shorter than I already am (it’s only in the last couple of years that people stopped asking me for ID when I go out for the night boozing and I don’t intend on making myself look like a small child). Shop the petite ranges and find yourself a great tailor/seamstress to help you out if you have your heart set on something.
Comfort is key
I know I love a play suit in the summer and would say it’s my go-to when we’re talking about jumpsuits – but since picking some new full length options, I’ve come to love a full length one and the wide leg style is my favourite pick! This one is slinky, forgiving of my lumps and bumps, can be dressed up or down (the first time I wore it out I styled it with a denim jacket and black Birkenstock’s for a trip to Aldi to do the food shop!) and is comfortable!
You don’t have to wear heels
Now for my final tip, I’m going to be controversial to many styling posts you’ll read about jumpsuits and state YOU DON’T HAVE TO WEAR HEELS TO STYLE A JUMPSUIT!! Wear sandals, boots, trainers – the options are endless and the options will always vary on the style you’ve chosen.
I’m pretty anti-heels in general, so if I can find a way to avoid them then I will. I’m not here to tell you what to wear or what you shouldn’t wear, but I want you to know there are options when it comes to styling. Some people would have you believe that there’s one set of rules for fashion and if you don’t follow them, you’re not worthy (I’m sure they don’t think that exactly, but it’s how you can feel when it’s constantly shoved in your face).
I hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love to see you rocking your favourite jumpsuits in the comments below!