Wednesday 23 April 2014

How to... Wear a Jumpsuit

The shops are full of Jumpsuit love!

I think it is the survival of the onesie that has lead to the revival of the jumpsuit
(and dungarees) as a fashion trend this season. I've worn them in the past
and they can look super cool but there's also the risk that you'll look like
you're wearing a babygrow (especially if, like me, you're not the height of
a supermodel)!

My top tips for getting it right are these:

1.  Make sure the proportions are right, eg does the waist sit where it's
intended to?
2.  If you're going for shorts or cropped legs, make sure they don't stop at your
widest point
3.  If it's patterned, make sure the size of the print doesn't swamp you
4.  If it's a block colour, make sure it's in a colour that flatters you (or at 
least makes you feel fab)
5.  Make sure that the fabric is flattering and that means that it's not too clingy in all the wrong places!
6.  Don't over accessorise it - one of the best things about a jumpsuit is its
relative simplicity.
However, as with everything - don't wear it just to be on trend, wear a jumpsuit
if you find one that makes you look and feel awesome.

Personally, I love my new jumpsuit (even though it's black - a bit odd for me
for those who know me well). It fits perfectly, and it's a bit lacy and a bit racy!
Here it is, ready to be worn with an array of colourful heels and bright earrings.

Thanks Miss Selfridge for this classy petite one!

Jumpsuit love

Jumpsuit love by denise-12 on Polyvore