Jump Suit Round Up! What’s Your Favorite?

How are you feeling about the current jumpsuit trend? We’re seeing them all over the place!

In an informal poll around the office, jumpsuits were far more favored over rompers. Jumpsuits (usually) offer more coverage, can be more structured and look great in all seasons. Let’s take a look!

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From sporty to classic to vintage-inspired, jumpsuits make a great alternative for late summer date nights, formal events or everyday wear. The key to making a jumpsuit work for you is appropriate accessories. Read on for some of our favorite jumpsuit looks, complete with tips to add killer jewelry, cool shades and, of course, the right shoes.

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Boss Lady

Pick a dropped shoulder sleeve, collar, lapels, and tie waist sewn up in a classic pinstripe, then add:

  • Metallic jewelry (large hoop earrings, boyfriend watch)
  • Minimal chain bag
  • Wedge heels/wedge mules

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Downtown Layers 

Look for spaghetti strap, faux wrap top and a wide pant leg. Style accordingly:

  • Wide brim hat
  • Reflective sunglasses
  • Cotton knit turtleneck
  • Saddlebag
  • Platform booties

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Simple Wow Factor 

Go for impact with padded shoulders, fluttery cap sleeves, a plunging neckline, trim through waist and a straight wide-leg pant. For extra wow, add:

  • Extra large brim hat
  • All black
  • Hidden heel

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Cutout Edge

Live your best bold life with a cutout bodice, fitted waist and a straight wide leg pant, sewn up in a bright solid. Style with:

  • Top knot
  • Cat-eye sunglasses
  • Black choker
  • Black & white stripe bag
  • Nubby wool coat
  • Heeled chunky boots

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Rainy Day/Workwear 

Multiple front and back pockets, collar, invisible button placket, cuffed long sleeves, cuffed pant leg.

  • Denim fabric
  • Duster trench
  • Long wool scarf
  • Plain tee or tank
  • High-top sneakers

Look for more jumpsuit styling and pattern suggestions in the Oct/Nov 2018 issue of Sew News.

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 Jump Suit Round Up! Whats Your Favorite?
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5 Responses to Jump Suit Round Up! What’s Your Favorite?

  1. Louise says:

    I made a jumpsuit in the 80′s and didn’t wear it very much because of the bathroom factor. I can’t imagine wearing one now.

  2. Janice says:

    Having lived through the previous round of jumpsuit fashions I can reiterate what Brandy said. There’s no way to avoid having to undress any time you need a toilet. I cannot imagine why they’re back in style.

  3. Sandy Kiser says:

    I’m baffled too. As an “older ” multiparous woman who drinks a lot of water, this fashion choice ain’t going to happen!

  4. AA says:

    The question I have for jumpsuits is the same as rompers: how do you actually survive a day in them? Is there some secret toilet trick so you don’t have to strip naked, leaving your clothes on a damp restroom floor, then sit there feeling cold and foolish? Seriously, I’m baffled.