On one of my last shopping trips I finally found a jumpsuit that fit me right. Now you might be thinking, so what’s the big deal? Well, let me tell you the story. When jumpsuits became the big thing a few years back I went on a hunt to try to find one. See, I really was drawn to the simplicity of it, a top and bottom all in one. However, I could not find one, not one, that fit my body type. I tried every style imaginable from strapless and tapered to ones with a thick strap and no elastic for the waist. I had almost given up when I found these on sale and thought why not try one more time.
However, wearing a jumpsuit requires some know-how, as I have come to learn. Here is what I discovered:
Never, ever where a “silk” jumpsuit when temps are above 90°F as you will perspire profusely and the fabric will stick to your skin, creating such an unflattering look.
Sitting in a jumpsuit is NOT like sitting in any other item of clothing. First, you must pull up the back so that you can actually sit and not pull on the whole thing (learned this one the hard way, my apologies to the folks sitting behind me who got an involuntary and detailed look at the back of my brassiere).
No matter how many times you tug on it, there is no way to avoid looking like you have a pouch around your waist while sitting.
I’m not complaining though, it was fun wearing a jumpsuit. And now that I actually own one, I can’t wait to find different ways to style and rock it year round.
Jumpsuit– H&M | Shoes– Forever 21