You may have avoided wearing jumpsuits in fear that they'll be mistaken for pajamas being worn out in public. I get it...it's a totally valid concern. Jumpsuits can be challenging to style - especially for those of us that are on the shorter side or have a curvier figure. Well, have no fear! We're here to help. Adding a few simple accessories to your one-piece jumpsuits & rompers can really take your look from understated to elevated with minimal effort. Let's jump right in...
First off, jewelry is a key element in any outfit and that's definitely true when aiming to dress up an otherwise casual jumpsuit. Add earrings, a statement necklace, bracelets, and rings. If your jumpsuit is a cropped length, consider an anklet as well. I often stack or layer my necklaces & bracelets as well as mix metals when wearing jumpsuits. This adds texture and interest to your look - something that you may usually get from your shirts or bottoms/jeans but lack when rocking your jumpers. Another tip - don't be afraid to grab some pieces with a little extra bling, even for a daytime look. That extra bit of sparkle helps lock in that you are, in fact, not wearing pajamas to the supermarket. ;) Our Rhinestone Wrap Bracelets are a great option for that. They are affordable and come in a variety of colors so you're sure to find one to coordinate with your new jumpsuit.
Next up, shoes! Shoes can magically change your entire look. If your goal is really to convince the world that you did not just roll out of bed and run to the store in your pjs, slip into a pair of heeled wedges or platform sandals. Nothing says elevated like heels! Our Corkys Calypso Wedge Sandals are easy to slip on with their velcro ankle strap. If comfort is a concern, go for a non-athletic sneaker like our Babalu Slip-On Sneaker. They have a trendy distressed look to them and because they don't have laces, they won't be mistaken for your everyday running shoe.
Now if you did actually just roll out of bed and slip into that jumpsuit, no worries! Grab an oversized beach hat and cool shades to not only hide whatever may be going on with your morning hair & eyes but to also cast a mysterious vibe all around you. It may sound crazy but sun hats and shades really do have a mysterious, almost romantic feel when worn together. Don't be surprised if someone asks for your autograph.
You may be wondering about what to wear under your jumpsuit if your jumpsuit has spaghetti straps like the one included here in our sample outfit, The Jayden Jumpsuit. You may not want your brassiere to peek out the top or the shoulder straps to show. I like to substitute a bralette or cami whenever I'm rocking spaghetti straps. Bralette straps tend to be more decorative and often thinner than regular brassiere straps. We have several padded, lined, and non-padded bralette options available and some come in upwards of 30 different colors. Consider this, intentionally choose a contrasting color for your bralette like a bright red or hot pink and have it be your accent or splash of color so that when or if it shows, it seems intentional and part of your outfit. Be sure some of the accessories we mentioned earlier have that color in them to really pull your whole look together.
Now that you know what to wear under your jumpsuit, let's chat about what to wear over it. If your jumpsuit has spaghetti straps, you may want to consider a lightweight layering piece like a kimono or long vest - especially if your jumpsuit is a daytime outfit that will transition into the cooler evening hours or indoors with air conditioning. That extra layer may come in handy. Also, if your jumper is one solid color, a printed layer is a great way to break up the solid color and add contrast. Even a layer in the same solid color but with a different fabric can add contrast through texture variation as shown by the Crochet Knit Short Sleeve Cardigan included in our sample outfit above. There are several shawl, cardigan, and kimono options available to help you style your jumpsuit into several different outfits. This is a great way to use the same base outfit piece again and again without looking like you are wearing the same thing over and over. Simply change up your layering pieces, jewelry, accessories, and shoes to create completely different looks each time.
One last tip...this one is especially helpful for those of us on the shorter side, curvier side, or have a shorter torso. If your jumpsuit looks a little "frumpy", is too long, too boxy, or if you want to create more of an hourglass silhouette, try adding a belt like I've done here with the Jenesis Tie-Dye Jumpsuit.
Before adding a belt, the jumpsuit was several inches too long for me - both in the torso and overall length. I added a simple Chain Link Belt (if I were wearing a solid jumpsuit, I would have opted for a more decorative statement-piece belt) and bloused the top of the jumpsuit over the belt to create a shirt + pants look. This shortened the overall length to better suit me and also created a more feminine silhouette. Belts are magical. :) If you're not one for belts, something you might want to consider is a Cardigan Shawl Scarf Clip. These clips attach to fabric and gather it in such a way as to pull it together the way a belt would but with more flexibility as to wear you put it and how much fabric is actually gathered. I use them often to for anything that is too large for me that I need to gather or make more fitted. I can attach in the back to create an a-line (closer to the bust) silhouette or down lower on the back to resemble more of the look of a belt without actually wearing a belt. These clips are a great option for those gals that really aren't fans of traditional waist belts.
And as we chatted earlier, you'll notice I am wearing a bralette under this jumpsuit. I opted for the Seamless Triple Criss Cross Bralette - it comes in so many colors and looks like it was made just for this jumpsuit.
I hope you enjoyed this article, now go ahead and jump into a new jumpsuit!