Fashion is cyclic in nature with trends from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s making a comeback with each fashion season and each fashion week collection. Even Greek-inspired fashion has made its way on to the runways. Jumpsuits made their entry in the fashion world in the 1970s with wide flowing legs like today’s palazzo pants and then evolved to tapered legs in the 80s with huge batwing shoulder pads before making an exit from the fashion limelight.
Their big return in the 2000s saw them evolve to include palazzo-inspired, harem pant jumpsuits, fitted and flared jumpsuits and a galore of other cuts and designs and brought back the romper as well. However, it can be hard to pull off the jumpsuit stylishly and maturely if you do not get the right fit, design and pairing.
The rules to wearing a jumpsuit without looking childish are simple. The first and most important is to find the right fit including cut, design and material for your body type and personality. For instance, a spaghetti strap romper made from linen or cotton in a loose fit is perfect for both petite and bigger ladies and can be dressed up or down for a casual day or a night out. If you follow the next rule on wearing jumpsuits, which is to be mature about your accessories and styling and pair it with sleek accessories like a statement clutch, classy heels, elegant bun and subtle jewelry for a more mature look, you can wear it to dinner, a night out or even a glamorous event.
The other rule on wearing jumpsuits maturely is to add a flannel shirt around your waist for a cool casual look and avoid looking like a lumberjack. However, to avoid looking like you who just walked off a farm, pair it with a basic solid-colored tank, combat boots and a sleek bag for a cooler than life ensemble.
The next rule is to find a jumpsuit romper in a pop of unexpected color like an army green spaghetti strap romper. Finding one with a unique cut will also help boost your look. For example, a backless cut or workman legs to pair with combat boots or oxfords.
All the other rules are on pairing, for instance pairing denim on denim, wearing tops with bat wing or billowy sleeves, crop tops or animal prints instead of the traditional plain white tee that rompers were paired with when we were kids.
Another option is to go nautical and pair a spaghetti strap romper with a nautical striped t-shirt and a beret. The options on jumpsuits are endless so jump right in and find the right fit for you