Jumpsuits, rompersuits, playsuits, they’re not going away for AW11 so let’s look at the best ones for you and your body shape?
Hourglass and pear shapes look out for belted or waisted with halter necks or strong shoulder details to balance out the hips (and flared legs in a jumpsuit) will be most flattering. Try this Love Label Frill Front Jumpsuit or this French Connection Pheonix Silk Playsuit.
Apples and boyish shapes could try something a bit roomier on the torso with slim legs to show off your great pins and booty like this South Cupro All In One Jumpsuit or the Diesel Striped Jersey Playsuit.
Ladies with large derrieres would be wise to choose jumpsuits with low hipster waistbands as they can make bottoms look bigger than they are…it’s because the waistband often sits high on the waist whereas in trousers it usually sit lower and nearer the hips which gives the illusion on a shorter, smaller bottom. Try this Savoir Crossover Jumpsuit.
Petite girls will look best in a jumpsuit with a slim silhouette and high heels are a must. V-necks and plunging necklines will give the illusion of lengthening the body like this Love Label Cowl Neck Jumpsuit. Petite girls look especially good in playsuits like this Lipsy by Pixie Lott Embellished Playsuit.
Block coloured and small patterned one pieces are the easiest to wear. Big patterns are for the brave and super skinny. Add a cropped jacket and bold jewellery for a style variation. On a summers day wear your playsuit with wedge sandals, a battered fedora hat and a faded denim jacket.
At night go for luxurious fabrics in silks like this French Connection Sonata Silk Playsuit, sequins with this Vicky Martin Sequin Tube Jumpsuit or metallics with this Love Label Foil Printed Jumpsuit and pleated wide legs with this Love Label Halterneck Pleated Jumpsuit. Wear high heels for a glamorous Studio 54 look. Think 70’s Jerry Hall, Marie Helvin, Bianca Jagger. Fasten a tropical flower corsage in your hair and a long silk scarf around your neck to finish the look. See Gucci AW11 for inspiration.
One final word – A loose style jumpsuit can make you look bigger than you are so opt for a more fitted style if you want to make yourself look slimmer x