I'm sure you'll be able to relate to this question: have you ever bought something that looks stunning on the mannequin, but when you try it on, it looks so bad you want to burn that horrible piece of fabric? Just me? I didn't think so. Well, that's happened to me more than once with jumpsuits. I had three different jumpsuits just sitting in my closet, collecting dust because they just didn't fit right, but I'm too stubborn, so I didn't actually throw them away until I had to make room for more winter coats. But I recently realized that there's no reason why I should give up in my dream to wear jumpsuits. I did a little research, and I learned that anyone can pull off a jumpsuit, as long as they know exactly which cut and fabric looks better on their particular body type.
This style looks better on slim bodies, since they don't conceal anything at all; they fit the body like a glove. But these are also great if you're not very tall because they can give the illusion of length, whereas baggy pants on short people tend to look extremely loose and not very flattering. You can accessorize these with whatever you want, as long as the fabric is solid.
These are the ideal cut for curvy women because the pleats around the waist help hide any lumps we’re not that comfortable with. This cut in particular also helps create a nice silhouette to show off all those curves you already have and turn the jumpsuit into a killer look. If you really want to get the most flattering style, look for jumpsuits with intricate but delicate patterns. Also, make sure you’re not selecting a super stretchy fabric like the ones in the first group.
If your body shape is more on the square side, the faux waist is a great choice, but it's definitely not the only option for you. For instance, there’s so many types of jumpsuits that play with layers in order to create a more intricate structure, flattering your body shape even more. This style is the best for you, especially if the layers are mostly on the top part of the jumpsuit. By adding a little extra fabric, you’ll also be adding dimension to your figure, making it look curvier and not as square. For a sophisticated look, try choosing jumpsuits of this kind but in solid colors or simple patterns, since the structure is the statement piece.
With jumpsuits, the fit is extremely important. Whether you’re going for a casual look or something more formal, you must make sure that your jumpsuit fits you perfectly. For example, if it’s long-sleeved, the sleeve must end exactly where it’s supposed to; the same with the legs, and more importantly, the torso. You don't want to look weird, or have a camel toe, or look like you're wearing a diaper, so make sure that the length of the torso is the same as yours.
We barely talked about this, but the length of the legs also plays an important role in pulling off the jumpsuit successfully. If you’re not too tall, you can play with different lengths to make your legs look longer, but also keep the width in mind, so you don't end up looking shorter. The best type of leg for short girls is actually the tapered kind, which will create the illusion of slimmer and longer legs. Avoid anything that resembles harem pants, especially those with elastic around the ankles because these will only make your legs look shorter. As for people with long legs, the best option is loose since it'll make your already long legs look endless.
The trick with these pieces is knowing your body, and what kinds of cuts and structures flatter it. Of course, every body is different, so pay a lot of attention to the fit, since that's what will give you a trendy and chic look.
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