Jumpsuits and rompers have been around for a while now but it wasn’t until this spring that they became really popular. I wore rompers all the time in college, they were so easy to just throw on. (Just in case you didn’t know a romper and a jumpsuit can be one or two pieces and can either be shorts (a romper) or long pants (a jumpsuit). I have been seeing a lot of fashion street style and fashion bloggers wearing this trend lately and I am ready to hop on board!
My favorite part of jumpsuits/rompers is how easy and comfortable they are. You don’t have to worry about matching your top and bottoms. Just put on your jumpsuit, find a jacket and shoes and you are on your way. It will definitely reduce the time spent staring at your clothing trying to figure out what you should wear. It is important to look at the weather too when deciding what type of jumpsuit you should wear that day. With the crazy weather that has been going on you have to decide whether you need long sleeves to combat cold weather or will a strapless style help you beat the heat?
Finding the right jumpsuit for your body type
I think the main reason I don’t wear jumpsuits is that I am short (5’4). Whenever I would find a cute jumpsuit, the piece it would be as tall as me and I would be swimming in it. I would have to wear 4-inch heels just to get the fabric off the ground. Luckily for us short people, this trend is producing all different styles of jumpsuits that will fit anyone of any height! If you are short, you can either risk your life wearing 4-5 inch heels all day OR you can wear a cropped jumpsuit that ends around mid-calf. If you are tall, find a wide-leg jumpsuit that finishes just above the ground.
Casual Jumpsuit Look
The beauty of jumpsuits becoming popular this season is that there are a lot of different styles being made. Casual jumpsuits are becoming more common in stores and I believe that they will be HUGE this summer. Find a loose-fitting, cropped jumpsuit that has an elastic waistband or drawstring. Pair it with some espadrilles sandals, a straw hat, and a woven beach bag and you are ready to hit the sand! For a non-beach look pair your jumpsuit with some white sneakers, a jean jacket, and a cute crossbody bag. Jumpsuits are a great substitute for when you get tired of always wearing jeans and a t-shirt.
Dressy Jumpsuit Look
The way that I have always know jumpsuits is either formal and dressy or sexy and tight. Neither of which I would actually wear. But, if you do have a more dressed up event to attend, a wedding or dinner, I would wear a more form flattering jumpsuit. You might have to spend a little more money on the item but you want it to be tailored to your body and to fit you perfectly. Pair it with a clutch bag and a pair of heels and you are ready to go! If you want to add more accessories to your look, add a belt to cinch in your waist, a chunky necklace, or layer a blazer over your jumpsuit for a more professional formal look.
Just remember my little guide next time you get frustrated because that particular item isn’t working with your body type. I would also advise trying them on in stores if you can because you never really know how long the legs are until you try it on. If you are still confused as to what type of jumpsuit you should wear, go out and find one that is elastic or has a drawstring. That style seems to be universally flattering on everyone!