Should You Jump? The DOs and DON’Ts of Rocking Jumpsuits For Your Size and Shape

May 14, 2012  |  
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Guess Who’s Back?! The Jumpsuit. This Fall 2008 Rec Carpet Trend Might as well go down in history as a timeless fashion statement. From the uniforms of our hometown heroes to the costumes of our hometown sweethearts, jumpsuits have always been that one fashion ensemble that just about everybody can manage to turn heads in. Check out these ladies that prove you can look great in a jumpsuit at any shape and size, and laugh and take note from the others.


Curvy Girls Can Rock Jumpsuits Too!

The Queen looks fabulous in this all black, zipper accented jumpsuit. The slim fit shows off her curves without being too revealing or unforgiving. Curvy ladies like Queen Latifah can always trust in a black on black jumpsuit; it’s slimming and adds the perfect canvas for every ensemble. Finally, the one shoulder is a perfect style for plus sizes and ladies with large busts because of the slimming factor. Hot!

Sometimes Taking a Risk Pays Off

Rhianna took a risk here in this Green Batwoman Uniform, but I like it. The jumpsuit is hot and untraditional, the cut is ultra chic and the “wings” along the side are quite cool if you ask me. But there’s just one thing, if you don’t have a toned physique including a flat stomach and back, perky breasts and smooth thighs, in other words, unless you’re a celebrity, college cheerleader or gym rat, this look is not for you.

Ehhhhh……. No!

I know Amber, you just love our troops, and I dont blame you; they’re awesome! Usually I’d say camo is definitely a go, especially this season, but Amber knows she’s wrong for this one. I actually would condone a cute camo jumpsuit in a faded retro airman style outfit, but this is so not appropriate. Give our Army Heroes  back their respect and  take the jumpsuit back to Party City. Use camouflage in moderation and certainly not in displays such as this.


Almost, But Not Quite

J. Hud has come a long way because I’m sure she wouldn’t get caught in something like this again. The jumpsuit she’s wearing here is hardly flattering as many jumpsuits don’t manage to camouflage  extra “pieces of equipment. ”  Satin ones with coordinating satin blazers don’t tend to do your shape much justice either.  Be that as it may, the best way for a curvy, plus size girl to look great in a jumpsuit is to choose the perfect cut and fabric. A thicker fabric with rouging around the waist or a print at the top and a solid, dark color on the bottom will create shape and draw the eye in to more “attractive” features.


The Look Anyone Can Pull Off

A printed jumpsuit can be  tricky to pull off. Here’s one secret; the more curves, the smaller the print. Floral prints on a slightly oversized jumpsuit are fun and allow you to be cute and comfortable on a wonderful summmer day. La La Anthony perfected the floral jumpsuit look here by topping it off with a studded pastel  leather jacket  and open toe heels to match. The harem style fit of the pant draws the attention to the waist,  flattering her shape. This style is common in most jumpsuits, and looks great on a large variety of shapes and sizes depending on the size of the print and color of the accent piece.

Jumpuit in Red Carpet Form

Iman rocked this Golden jumpsuit by Stella McCartney at a Metropolitan Museum of Art event in New York. What better accessory to compliment your jumpsuit than a belt? The belt, simple clutch, and golden watch all work to make this into the perfect red carpet look. The sequins jumpsuit is a tricky ensemble, so if you lack confidence, you need not try. After all, you will be the center of attention. Why not wear confidence as your headpiece and rock a sequins jumpsuit like this and look fabulous at any age and size; this supermodel sure has.

DO NOT Try This At Home

Alright, Alright, Alright. I am tired of these supermodels thinking they can just show up to stuff any kind of way, and the United Way Foundation Benefit at that!  I’m sure the UWF wasn’t mad though. The appearance of her bare skin probably encouraged some stingy attendee to give.  Lots of jumpsuits have lace on them, but full lace jumpsuits like this one are completely innapropriate to say the least. Everything in moderation ladies. In this case, Miss Thang ‘don took the inch and made it a mile’. P.S. If you plan to wear something like this behind closed doors, if you know what I mean, make sure your toes don’t hang over the edge of whatever heel you choose.

Choose a Great Color!

A romper is the short version of a jumpsuit. Kelly Rowland looks great here in a bright pink romper with a deep plunge for a neckline and gray slingbacks. The best way to choose the perfect romper for your body type is to pay attention to the length of your legs and size of your waist and chest. Ladies with short legs can wear shorter rompers and heels to create the illlusion of longer legs. Plus size ladies and ladies with larger busts should look for one shoulder rompers and those with particular detail to the waist, this will create the same type of illusion a belt does. Finally, a slighly longer short can make sure only your best assets are shown.


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