THE VERSATILITY OF A JUMPSUIT
STYLING A JUMPSUIT FOR BOTH WORK AND PLAY
BY: TORIA CARTER
The seemingly infinite world of jumpsuits can be a bit intimidating at first glance, especially if you’re someone who has never worn one before. But finding the perfect length and fit for you and your special (or not so special) occasion is nowhere near as cumbersome of a task as you’d think. In the upcoming MARRISA WILSON NY Fall 2019 collection, you can look forward to different styles of jumpsuits that will undoubtedly make the perfect addition to any wardrobe. I mean what’s not to love about the all-in-one garment? With the abundance of variations in necklines, prints, and silhouettes, anyone can create their perfect look. Whether it’s a Sunday morning brunch with the girls or a night out on the town, a jumpsuit is a cute, comfy, and convenient answer to all of your fashion problems.
FOCUS ON THE FIT
One of the first components to take into consideration when shopping for the perfect jumpsuits is the fit. An ill-fitting jumpsuit can be both uncomfortable to wear as well as a generator of second-hand embarrassment from all who see it. Pant Legs that drag on the floor or come up a bit too high on the calf are the more obvious signs of a fashion catastrophe, while a jumpsuit that is too tight or too loose may be a bit more difficult to identify. For casual outings and get-togethers, relaxed fits and looser fitting garments are typically a good choice. Be careful not to pick a jumpsuit that is too loose as it can create a baggy appearance and hide your shape under all of the excess fabric. Accessorizing with a waist belt is an easy fix to a slightly too large jumpsuit.
PLAY AROUND WITH THE ACCESSORIES
A jumpsuit can be as dressed-up or dressed-down as you want it to be, and sometimes the difference between the two lies in something as small as the accessories. Incorporating bold statement jewelry into the outfit or throwing on a pair of heels is sometimes all you need to elevate your look from casual to formal. Heels can also help to correct instances of too long or oversized pant legs. Plus they help to give the appearance of longer legs, which is helpful when wearing a more cropped style.
HAVE FUN WITH IT
The last and perhaps most important tip when shopping for jumpsuits is to experiment and enjoy the overall process. When you’re first starting out, practice with solid tones and build your way up from there. Once you feel as though you’ve mastered the basics of jumpsuits, try messing around with colors, patterns, shapes and materials. Jumpsuits are amazing because not only are they incredibly practical, but they’re also beautiful and diverse in appearance. If you haven’t already, give the one-stop shop outfits a chance. You might just fall in love.