When it comes to easy summer style, jumpsuits win, hands down. What could be better than a one-step outfit that can work equally well running errands or on a dinner date? But whether you’re on the shorter side or have a curvier figure, you may have questions about how to style a jumpsuit for your body type. With so many chic jumpsuits in Lauren’s latest collection, it seemed only fitting to prove once and for all that anyone can wear a jumpsuit—and with the right accessories, the jumpsuit might just turn out to be your favorite piece in your closet. Keep reading for our best jumpsuit styling tips below…
Every Body is a Jumpsuit Body
First things first: jumpsuits for all. Although these all-in-one pieces get an unfair reputation as being only for tall people, we’re firm believers that there’s a jumpsuit for every body type. While certain styles (think wide legs) may need to be tailored to fit a more petite body type, they can still be flattering. We love that several of the jumpsuits in Lauren’s latest collection are available in petite and plus sizes, so you can make the clothes work for you, not the other way around.
It’s true that a jumpsuit is an outfit all on its own. But sometimes adding layers or styling your jumpsuit with specific types of shoes are what will make it the most flattering. If you’ve fallen in love with a style that seems tricky to pull off, consider your options. Flared legs pair perfectly with a fun wedge while a tapered style can work for a casual look when matched with flat sandals. If a print seems too loud for a smaller frame, throw a denim jacket on top to tone down the look. If you’re looking for a little more coverage (or want to transition your jumpsuit into fall) consider layering it over a thin tee or turtleneck.
Play with Proportions
The biggest point to remember about jumpsuit styling is that it all comes down to proportions. If you’re taller, styles with sleeves (whether short or long) can make your look stand out, while strappy or sleeveless styles are a great option if you want to keep things pared down. Feeling like you’re drowning in fabric? Throw on a leg-lengthening heel to change up the look.
A jumpsuit is a statement-making piece on its own, so choose your accessories wisely. If you’re working with a print, or you’re on the petite side and don’t want to feel overwhelmed by the look, consider neutral accessories like a summery straw bag or a versatile heeled sandal. For solid prints, go bold with pair of striped slides and some fun sunnies for pops of color that won’t distract from your look. Jumpsuits in a solid color have a body-lengthening effect, especially when paired with neutral shoes. So if you’re looking to add height, pick up a pair of simple heels like these.
Jumpsuits are one of our favorite looks no matter the season, and we hope this inspires you to pick up one of your own!
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XO Team LC
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