Tue, 04/20/2010 - 21:43 — Dre Decarlo

Jumpsuits: A Trend To Jump On

For all those trendy fashionistas out there, I'd just like to help shed some well deserved light on one of this season's fashion dos - jumpsuits!

By definition, the jumpsuit is a one-piece garment fashioned after a parachutist's uniform. And according to popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia: "Starting in the 1960s, the jumpsuit has made occasional appearances in common and high fashion (particularly in the 1980s), but has never been a common item of everyday wear."

And as womensfashion.suite101.com firmly states, "There are so many versions and leg lengths this season; don’t be afraid to experiment."

DKNY jumpsuit for Spring/Summer 2010Badgley Mischka jumpsuit - Spring/Summer 2010

How to wear them?

Firstly, choose a style that suits your natural body type. Instead of trying to fit into a jumpsuit, make the jumpsuit fit you! There is no point going for lycra if you have a few rolls, but that doesn't mean there isn't a jumpsuit that suits you non-zeroes.

You should also not go for a jumpsuit that's too baggy as this can be just as unflattering as one that's too tight. Plus, a halter jumpsuit, belted at the waist, can be very flattering for curvy women.

Black jumpsuit from Forever 21

A jumpsuit from Forever 21 that would be flattering for full-figured women.

Jennifer Hudson wearing Michael Kors.

Jennifer Hudson looking vavavoom in Michael Kors.

The jumpsuit can be a tricky trend to try if you are short since full length ones look best on long legs but high heels normally lengthen the leg. So, short women should save the bejewelled flats trend for shorter jumpsuits (known as rompers or playsuits).
The jumpsuit also goes really well with a sleek bright coloured patent leather clutch or a messenger bag with matching shoes. Perfect for a modern look.

Fashionistas should feel free to experiment with jumpsuits (try different lengths, colours, fabrics etc) because it is one of the most versatile looks for the season.

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