Have you been part of the I-do-not-have-the-perfect-body-so-I-can-never-wear-a-jumpsuit-tribe?

Unfortunately there’s a bunch of girls (a lot who I considered friends, who want to wear a jumpsuit, but believe that they must first lose 10 kilos “because jumpsuits are for perfectly build girls).”

NOT TRUE! I’m definitely not build like a supermodel and I love wearing them. Why? Because I know my perfect fit!

Today I will spread the jumpsuit joy, with a little help from my stylish friend Zee – and show you which jumpsuit will suit your body shape (no sit-ups required).

 Whether you are pear-, apple or rectangular – there’s a jumpsuit out there for you – say it with me now:

YES I CAN!

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IF YOU ARE PEAR-SHAPED: TRY THIS JUMPSUIT

That’s me! I still avoid looking at my thighs in the mirror, but hey my hips don’t lie and they are here to stay, so I might as well make my peace with them… This jumpsuit gives me good coverage (notice the sleeves), while adding definition to my good parts (waist) and legs.

 TIPS:

  • Look for jumpsuits that narrow at the waist and sits well over your hips.
  • As for the bottom, try for a straight- or wide-leg silhouette that skims your hips in the most flattering way.
  • Size up – Do not be afraid to go one size bigger, to flatter those hips.

Floral jumpsuit from CONTEMPO Shop

Introducing my friend in fashion, Nozipho Zee, you can call her Queen Zee! Also a pear-shaped beauty she rocks this floral jumpsuit from Prey.

IF YOU ARE APPLE-SHAPED: TRY THE BAGGY JUMPSUIT

You want to hide the pain areas (that’s your tummy)!

 TIPS:

  • Draw attention to the parts you love – for example your shoulders!
  • Look out for a blousy top – to give your tummy some breathing space.
  • Look for loser fabrics, linen and cotton is perfect! No clingy fabrics please!
  • Apple shaped girls usually are a bit on the short side – amp up your style with some wedges! Look instantly taller!

You can find this baggy beauty at SUPERBALIST

IF YOU ARE A RECTANGLE: TRY A RUFFLED JUMPSUIT

Your body looks a bit like Cameron Diaz surfboard. Straight and narrow. Add some curves to your straight shape with ruffles, embroidery and fun prints.

TIPS:

  • Volume is your friend! Ruffles add volume and it’s fashionable!
  • Look out for a defined waist or ad a belt to create the illusion of a waist.

IF YOU ARE A TRIANGLE: TRY THE WIDE-LEGGED JUMPSUIT

You are in luck! The wide legged jumpsuit are EVERYWHERE this season. This shape flatters a lot of body shapes, but are perfect for the smaller on top, wider to the bottom shapes = triangle.

This pretty pin stripe jumpsuit is from CONTEMPO Shop.

Yes, pear shaped beauties you can rock this jumpsuit as well, the wide pants balance your lucious hips.

Over to you Queen Zee…

TIPS:

  • Broad straps take the attention away from your hips.
  • Make sure it skims over your hips – size up if you need to.
  • Do not be afraid to add some height with wedges or platform sneakers.

Queen Zee is wearing jumpsuit from Woolworths.

 

IF YOU ARE AN HOURGLASS: ANYTHING GOES AND YES WE ALL HATE YOU…

TIPS:

  • Add a waistbelt to emphasize your waist.
  • You can wear any fabric, be brave!
  • Hold your head high and do not mind the jealous looks…

Quick styling tips for any jumpsuit

 

  • If you wear a printed jumpsuit, keep your accessories simple! My floral jumpsuit is quite busy so I kept it simple with white sneakers.
  • If you wear black then swoosh it up with some fabulous accessories like a statement necklace or chandelier earrings.
  • Fit, fit fit! Get the perfect fit for you – an ill-fitting jumpsuit looks sloppy! NOT stylish!
  • Define your waist – jumpsuits are all about the waist! Add a belt if necessary.
  • Wear it all year round – add your favourite denim jacket or glam it up with a leather jacket and some heels.
  • Stay away from pajama colour jumpsuits like grey and white for obvious reasons…

This all rounder is available from CONTEMPO Shop.

Try it, you might just be surprised how much you LOVE it!

Stay Stylish

XOXO

Helene (& Minki) & Zee

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