Everyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits for women. I wear them no matter what time of year.
Today I’d like to share some tips and ideas for wearing jumpsuits with you and show you some of the best jumpsuits for women available in stores now.
Why jumpsuits for women are so versatile
What’s not to love about a jumpsuit?
It’s an outfit all-in-one. There’s no worrying about whether the top goes with the bottom. You just throw it on, and off you go!
Plus, you can wear jumpsuits for any occasion. Throw on some sneakers with your jumpsuit for casual days, pop a blazer over the top for more formal occasions and wear with heels for a night out.
There are also some beautiful floral jumpsuits in stores that I have my eye on for summer weddings and barbecues.
Top 5 tips for choosing jumpsuits for women
If you’re a jumpsuit newbie, then here are five tips to help you dip your toes into the waters.
1. Try on a few until you find the perfect fit.
It is harder to find perfectly fitting jumpsuits for women than many other items of clothing, as you need one where the waistline is on, well, your waistline, and the crotch isn’t sitting too low, unless you choose a harem style, or too high as you will be uncomfortable.
Look for jumpsuits with adjustable straps as these help you to alter the fit to your body.
The most crucial part of picking the right jumpsuit is to find the right fit and there are quite a few options to choose from.
Not every style will fit your personality or body type, so start trying a few of the silhouettes to find out what suits you best.
2. Define your waist
Many jumpsuits for women have a cinched-in waist or a belt so you don’t lose your femininity even though you’re wearing an all-in-one.
3. Pair with a blazer.
This can add lovely long lines, breaking up the look of your jumpsuit with an additional layer.
4. Wear a solid color.
If you’re new to wearing jumpsuits than you will probably feel more comfortable in a solid color like navy or white than you would wearing a lot of pattern.
You can always add some interest with a patterned blazer. You can click here for a similar floral blazer.
5. Wear a wide leg jumpsuit with heels to make your legs look longer.
Heels can also elevate your jumpsuit into a look you can wear for formal events.
Here are some of the jumpsuits for women I have my eye on for summer
A white dress tends to be synonymous with summer and with vacations, but you can get the same, clean, crisp look from a white jumpsuit.
While white no doubt adds an instant feeling of summer to your wardrobe, it can also be tricky to wear because it doesn’t have the same slimming properties as darker hues like navy or black.
If you aren’t completely comfortable with all-over white when looking at jumpsuits for women options, you could try adding a long-line blazer as a top layer, which will elongate your silhouette by creating sleek, long lines.
This can skim over any problem areas such as your tummy and hips. You’ll also be able to cover your upper arms this way if you don’t feel comfortable showing them off.
When looking for a white jumpsuit, the key is to go for quality fabric to ensure that you aren’t inadvertently flashing your underwear! Another idea, if you’re not ready for all-over white is to choose stripes.
Of course, black is a classic color that you can wear any time of year. A black jumpsuit makes a stylish alternative to a little black dress. For summer, you could team with gold sandals and accessories.
Black jumpsuit ideas for summer
Most of the jumpsuits in my own closet are darker colors, so I tend to style navy and black jumpsuits for summer by wearing either a white or a striped blazer with them. Here is an alternative for the striped blazer (below).
The floral jumpsuit here is a silk mix so it’s nice and cool in hot weather. While it does have a black background, wearing all-over florals can be daunting, so I break it up by pairing with neutrals.
I like the fact this one has short sleeves if you don’t want to show off your upper arms. Plus, it has a tie belt to cinch in at the waist.
Have you considered wearing a romper suit? It’s a jumpsuit with shorts rather than pants, essentially. But, the problem can be that the shorts are too short!
I would look for a romper with mid-length or knee-length shorts. If I’m showing off my legs, I prefer a romper with sleeves so there’s not too much on show at one time. You could always wear with opaque tights and booties for fall.
I’m sure you have several pairs of jeans in your closet already. But, how about wearing your denim in a different way, with a jumpsuit?
This one from Amazon (below) could also be a good option if you would like one with sleeves in a darker wash.
I always think that a red dress makes a bold statement, and the same definitely holds true for a red jumpsuit.
Or, you could opt for a one-color red jumpsuit like this one below, which could be dressed up or down.
A jumpsuit can be a beautiful alternative to a dress for evening events. Just add heels and a clutch and you’re good to go.
A jumpsuit can be a great option if you are petite, because it creates one long column of color rather than breaking your figure up in the same way as separates.
For more ideas, take a look at this piece on how to dress if you are petite.
long sleeve jumpsuit
Just as when you are choosing a dress, you may prefer to cover-up your arms with your jumpsuit. However, it can be trickier to find jumpsuits with long sleeves.
For dresses, take a look at this piece on the best dresses with sleeves.
If you’re looking for a softer look for summer, you could choose a pastel shade of pink, but if you want to make a real statement, you could opt for shocking pink.
This classic style also comes black and navy if you would like a more timeless shade.
Wide leg jumpsuit
Wide-legged jumpsuits can be very flattering, as you can cinch them at the waist for a classic hourglass feel, even if you don’t have an hourglass figure.
You can also give yourself the illusion of having longer legs by wearing heels underneath.
Chic and relaxed, you could wear a wide-legged jumpsuit with heels for summer daytime events, or with flats for a sightseeing vacation.
Wearing a jumpsuit on its own or with a jacket, cardigan or jumper
Even though jumpsuits for women truly come to their own when you wear it as is, it can also be a very versatile item.
They are easy to combine with a jacket or cardigan. Sylvia especially likes wearing hers with a blue leather jacket but she has also worn it with a short, white asymmetrical cardigan.
Other layering options include a long vest (on some types), a jacket, a short jumper, a jean jacket or a longer tunic.
Take a look at Sylvia’s sleeveless harem jumpsuit
This is a very comfortable fit with a harem crotch in a jersey fabric. It truly is the most comfortable garment to wear and it was a favorite item on trips.
This jumpsuit looks good on its own or with a short jacket, like the short leather jacket pictured above.
It is combined with Sylvia’s In Good Company necklace which she has in 2 color combinations and it looks good with both edgier Lisa Tucci shoes, super comfortable Fly London wedges or flat CK Calvin Klein flat shoes.
You can check out this similar harem jumpsuit from Amazon to recreate this look if this is your favorite of these jumpsuits for women.
More jumpsuits for women ideas
Here are even more jumpsuit outfit ideas from stylish 40+ women.
Elsie (above) wearing a sleeveless, v-neck jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.
Do you wear jumpsuits for women, or are you planning to add one to your wardrobe this summer for the first time?
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