Wardrobe Remix: One Item, Three Ways (the Jumpsuit)
by Elizabeth McGuffin of With Wonder and Whimsy
Jumpsuits have been trending for several seasons now, moving from ultra-trendy circles into the mainstream. When jumpsuits first cycled back into fashion, they had a bit of a public image problem. From associations with disco, costume, and kitsch, it seemed that jumpsuits were better suited to 70s nostalgia than real life wear in the here and now. But designers kept reinterpreting the style, as fashionistas modelled enviable ways to wear them. Now we see that the jumpsuit can be elegant and fluid, chic and sporty, even edgy and cool. Today’s jumpsuit is essentially a stylish substitute for the little black dress, flowing maxi, or chic pantsuit.
Many women still avoid jumpsuits altogether, fearing the worst about fit and childish onesie references. But sometimes being slow to adopt trends means having the biggest and broadest selection to choose from when you’re finally ready to give one a go. Check out the selections at ASOS, Eloquii, boohoo, and Forever 21 to get started, and stretch your jumpsuit’s potential by styling it for workdays, weekends, and nights on the town!
AT THE OFFICE. Here the jumpsuit stands in for your usual shell and slacks, and a fitted jacket lends sharp sophistication. Finish the look with a sleek ankle bootie, the perfect cool-weather substitute for the classic pump.
OUT AND ABOUT. Slip on a casual bomber jacket, and your jumpsuit takes on a slouchy, sporty vibe. You could achieve the same effect with a hooded sweatshirt and slides or a varsity jacket and sneakers.
ON THE TOWN. Swap your go-to LBD for a curve-hugging jumpsuit on your next night out. Style the jumpsuit simply to highlight your figure, and choose statement accessories to show off your style with confidence.
Wrap Jumpsuit with ¾ Sleeve from ASOS CURVE ($44.21; sizes 12-26US)