Welcome to the June edition of Ageless Style. The first Tuesday of every month, ten over 40 bloggers present a different style theme and show a myriad of ways to wear it, all the while proving you can still be fashionable and on trend over 40 and beyond. This month Paula from Dimples on My What (love the name of her blog) picked our theme of jumpsuits or rompers. So today I’m going to share some tips for finding the right jumpsuit. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s like finding a needle in a haystack.
Earlier this spring I started down the road of looking for a jumpsuit. I mean, seriously, how hard could it be? Turns out it was quite the challenge. You see I’m on the short side with a slightly pear shape and very short waisted. Not a great combo when looking for a jumpsuit. Throughout this “hunt” I figured a few things out and thought today would be the perfect opportunity to share it with you.
All of these?? jumpsuits are too fitted at the waist for me. They sit right at my hips and most of them “pooched” out in the back, because they were too long for my torso. I did like the plaid one, but for some reason Kent didn’t, so I returned it. So let’s figure out how to find the right jumpsuit.
Let’s start with the basics:
1 ~ Find the perfect fit. For me that means I need one not too tailored at the waist. If you have more of a straight shape, you’ll want to try to define your waist to give you more of a shape.
2 ~ If you like the jumpsuit, but not necessarily the way it fits at your waist, try adding a jean jacket or blazer.
3 ~ Wear heels with a wide leg jumpsuit to create the illusion of a longer, leaner leg.
4 ~ Wear a solid color jumpsuit, if you are trying to minimize your size, stick to black or navy.
For me, I finally figured out two pieces are better than one. Buying a top and bottom that look like a jumpsuit was the best solution. Not to mention you can then mix and match the pieces to get more bang for your buck. Check out this post to see all the different ways I’ve been able to use these pieces.
There’s no shortage of jumpsuits out there, so I feel sure you can find the right one if you just persevere. I hope these tips for finding the right jumpsuit will help. Remember, you have to kiss a lot of frogs to find your prince. #sameforjumpsuits.
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