Style Update: I heart Jumpsuits

I recently converted to the jumpsuit and I am here to suggest that you could too. It is not a style I thought would suit me, but surprisingly, this 1980s high waisted shape suits ladies with busts and bottoms.

My jumpsuit purchase was an impulsive one, made with the encouragement of my 17 year old colleague. I was a little unsure to begin with, but after posting a photo of myself in it on Facebook with the question, “Can I pull this off?”, the yays outvoted the nays. I went with the people and have already worn my jumpsuit a couple of times out for dinner with friends. As soon as the weather improves, I will be wearing it more often (and maybe even on the blog!). Wearing a jumpsuit is fun, on trend and just a tad 80s. What’s not to love?

If you are considering whether a jumpsuit is for you, my advice is fourfold:

1. If you are self conscious about your legs, wear heels or wedges to elongate your legs;

2. If you are self conscious about your bottom, wear a long slim line cardy over the top;

3. When trying on your jumpsuit, practice sitting down to make sure the fabric in the torso is long enough for you to feel comfortable when sitting down. The last thing you need when you are out and about is a permanent wedgie.

4. Stick to black or prints. A white jumpsuit could carry you into karate territory. You don’t want to be mistaken for a Sensei.

Below is my round up of some great jumpsuits.

I think this black wrap jumpsuit from Seed Heritage (1) is a knock out and would look the business with a great pair of heels and bright red lipstick.

The rest range from sexy and sophisticated (2 and 5) through to playful chic (4) and relaxed boho (7).

If you are not sure about this style on you, you might like this jumpsuit (3) or playsuit (6) for your little girl.

SnS Jumpsuit Collage

1. Women’s Apparel Wrap Jumpsuit, $149.95 from Seed Heritage (also available in white);

2. Women’s Tribal Jumpsuit, $99.95 from Bardot;

3. Girls Bandana Jumpsuit, $59.95 from Seed Heritage;

4. Women’s Apparel Bandeau Jumpsuit, $99.95 from Seed Heritage” (also available in a print);

5. Women’s Farrah Playsuit, reduced to $99.95, from Pilgrim;

 6. Girls Star Print Jumpsuit, $49.95 from Country Road;

 7. Tailored Playsuit, $89.95 from Birdsnest.

Are you a jumpsuit fan? Would you like to “jump” on board? Do any of these styles take your fancy?

  • Sonia

    I really don’t think I would look good in a jumpsuit, BUT if I were feeling brave I would go for the Seed one. It’s chic and sophisticated.

    • Vanessa

      Are you sure? You would look fab in a paper bag lovely lady! I could see you in the tribal number too, it’s kind of heading in the leopard print direction!

  • Fiona Tully

    Love it V! In 1989, when I was 18 I bought a Christopher Chronis jumpsuit that I wore EVERYWHERE! I LOVED it. It was very similar to the black Number 1 jumpsuit, but sleeveless, and with those awesome 80’s wide legged pants! I think I still have it in the cupboard ’cause I just couldn’t part with it. Also – re: Advice point #4 – Bahahaha! No Sensei jumpsuits allowed! F xx

    • Vanessa

      Christopher Chronis!!! That is a blast from the past Fiona. I would love to see a photo of you in it if you are brave enough to upload on the FB page. I hope you still have it because that style is so hot right now. Glad you liked my Karate Kid humour. Once a kid of the 80s, always a kid of the 80s. x

  • Amelia

    Would love to jump on board but afraid that I might pull off such a bad look that I’d clear the dance floor! Having said that I love the Seed strapless number, the black Birdsnest & red girls. Nice work xo

    • Vanessa

      Too funny! I disagree, you’d look fab GF! You could def pull off a strapless number and could match little A. x

  • StyledbyBec

    Yes, I have an awesome jersey Jumpsuit in navy with an orange belt. You can’t knock it until you try it. I was able to wear it during my pregnancy last year. I definitely love that black one.

    • Vanessa

      What a cool cat Bec! Sounds divine and jersey is so comfortable. Love the orange/navy combo too! x

  • Jennifer

    Number 3 is super cute! Love the light blue and icons on your site.

    • Vanessa

      Thank you Jennifer. I love this colour – it is everywhere in my home and in my wardrobe. Thank you for stopping by!

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