How To Dress 15 Years Younger: Jumpsuits For Joy!

May 14, 2015 • Fashion, Fashion Blog, Trends

When we were at New York Fashion Week at least 8 seasons ago we reported we saw at a jumpsuit in almost every collection. I’m happy to say the jumpsuit trend is still going strong and is here to stay. There’s even a category on most shopping sites exclusively for jumpsuits. They’ve become a fashion staple, and for good reason. Jumpsuits give you a sleek, modern and pulled-together look that can be worn for special occasions, in place of a cocktail dress or even an evening gown in some cases. The wonderful thing about them is they can both cover you up, and expose you, in all the right places based on your body type. You can cover your legs or arms and feet, what a joy! Or maybe you want to hide your midsection and show off your ankles or shoulders.

Thankfully there are a wide variety of styles at all price points out there so there’s a jumpsuit (or two) just for you. If you are over 40, you probably should avoid cut outs, spaghetti straps, crisscrosses, ruffles, midriff-baring, side-baring and backless numbers. I also recommend to avoid anything on a jumpsuit that resembles a carpenter (yes, overall styles).

When styling a jumpsuit you may want to add a belt for a more flattering fit. Belts are beautiful things because they can either hide flaws around your midsection or accentuate your waistline. Stick to a dark color when purchasing a jumpsuit. Go with black and you can easily dress your jumpsuit up or down.

Here are some perfectly appropriate jumpsuits for women of all ages. In other words, if you get one of these, your daughter will probably want to borrow it.

Norma Kamali, Kamali Kulture, Sleeveless Jumpsuit

Norma Kamali Kamali Kulture Sleeveless Jumpsuit, $99

Hides legs, feet and chest but accentuates arms and waistline.

 

Barneys New York Surplice Jumpsuit

Barneys New York Surplice Jumpsuit, $295

Hides shoulders, bust, waist but accentuates ankles and feet.

 

d.Ra Amalfi Jumpsuit

d.Ra Amalfi Jumpsuit, $125

Hides a lot! Covers arms, elbows, legs, ankles. Softy accentuates waist and cleavage.

Rachel Pally Heathcliff Jumpsuit

Rachel Pally Heathcliff Jumpsuit, $242

Hides legs, feet, elbows, torso, but accentuates shoulders.

Vince Vest & Trouser Jumpsuit

Vince Vest & Trouser Jumpsuit, $395

Hides waistline but accentuates arms, and feet and cleavage.

Ramy Brook, Lulu One Shoulder Jumpsuit

Ramy Brook Lulu One Shoulder Jumpsuit, $445

Hides waistline, hips and legs but accentuates shoulders, arms and feet.

L'Agence Wide-Leg Jumpsuit

L’Agence Wide-Leg Halter Jumpsuit, $480

Hides legs, hips and feet but accentuates waist and shoulders.

– Carol Calacci

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