How To Style A Jumpsuit: 5 Tips To Look Effortless

green and pink polka dot jumpsuit from bando

jumpsuit from bando. 

True facts: I stayed away from jumpsuits for most of my life because I thought they make me look too wide. Now, I can’t get enough of the style — once I stopped trying to make sure I “flattered” my body (AKA making it look smaller), I was able to fully embrace this fun style. Anyone can wear a jumpsuit, and I now have a few in my closet that is a go-to for me. Now that I love my body in outfits like the polka-dotted jumpsuit shared above, I want you to feel the same way! Below, I’m sharing a few ways that you can style a jumpsuit outfit.

How To Style A Jumpsuit

Throw A Blazer Over It

I haven’t worked in a business attire workplace in years, but when I did, I hated wearing pencil skirts all the time. Even if your work dress code is conservative, a solid color jumpsuit with a nice blazer is the professional chic outfit you didn’t know you needed. Wear it with flat sandals or high heels.

Dress It Up With High Heels

Are you heading to a wedding and not quite a fan of dresses? Heck, maybe you’re planning your own wedding and looking for something non-traditional. I’ve never thought about a jumpsuit or pantsuit as formal event attire until a friend planning her own ceremony sent me the wide-leg jumpsuit she planned on wearing and I fell in love. Whether you’re heading to a gala, wedding, party, or just looking for an excuse to dress up — if you wear heels with a jumpsuit, you’ll steal the show.

Layer, Layer, Layer

If you’ve never considered wearing a t-shirt over or under a jumpsuit, this is your sign to do so. In all seriousness, putting long sleeves under a sleeveless jumpsuit is a look. I don’t think I’m cool enough to pull off most street style-inspired outfits, but this is a combo I can get behind.

Pair It With Tennis Shoes

One of my favorite ways to wear a casual jumpsuit is chunky tennis shoes. It’s perfect for running errands and still looking cute, and you’ll stay comfortable. I prefer to wear flats most of the time, so if you’re the same way, try the sneaker look. It’s comfortable and fashionable at the same time.

Add Statement Jewelry

I used to wear a million bracelets and necklaces most days, but now I only wear one or two pieces of jewelry unless it’s a special occasion. I’ve learned that less is more, and a statement piece can elevate a simple outfit and make it look effortless.

Jumpsuit Outfit Ideas

Pilcro Classic Denim Jumpsuit | How To Style A Jumpsuit

Denim Jumpsuit with Sneakers: 

This is an outfit I’d usually steer clear of out of fears that it wouldn’t look good, but now that I’ve started embracing wearing whatever I want, I’m dying for a denim jumpsuit. Pairing it with sneakers? Even better. Anthropologie, $148.

Boden Camille Ponte Jumpsuit - Forest, Garden Charm | How To Style A Jumpsuit

Bold Printed Jumpsuit with a Short Heel:

If you’ve read my blog for any amount of time, you’ve probably noticed that I love to wear color. I know this jumpsuit isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I’m obsessed with the contrasting colors. Boden, $90.

Garment-Dyed Relaxed Coverall Jumpsuit Madewell

Fitted Jumpsuit with Sandals:

Jumpsuits don’t have to be flowy or loose — in fact, I think a fitted jumpsuit often looks better than its more relaxed counterparts! I love the idea of a pink utility jumpsuit with sandals, so I had to share it with you. Madewell, $148.

Everlane Luxe Cotton Jumpsuit

Cropped Jumpsuit with Sleek Flats:

I’m pretty short, so anything cropped on me still ends up being around ankle length. That’s not something I mind, though, although I do wish I was taller! For those of you who can wear cropped styles without altering, I’m jealous. Get this jumpsuit so I can live vicariously through you. Everlane, $140.

Lou & Grey Signature Softblend Crossover outfit

Long Sleeve Jumpsuit with Understated Shoes:

I’m a huge fan of Lou & Grey because their clothing is ridiculously soft and reasonably priced. This long-sleeve jumpsuit combined with minimalist sneakers is the perfect outfit to run errands and then grab brunch after (can you tell I’m dreaming of non-pandemic days?) Lou & Grey, $89.50.

The biggest takeaway from this post is that you can wear whatever the hell you want no matter your size, so get out there, choose a jumpsuit, and live your best life! I hope these suggestions were helpful — as always, let me know if I missed anything in the comments.

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  1. Amanda Renee Middleton wrote:

    Love the articles…im a size 12 and love the jumpers…even if you are a size larger or smaller…no body is perfect and I have come to think of clothes ??” I have to put on something or get a ticket…

    Posted 4.9.21 Reply