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Chic Trend: Jumpsuits for all!

October 4, 2011

So fashion “authorities” tell me jumpsuits are oh-so-last-season, but I spoke to a number of women who say they’ve still not got one. And they add: if they knew a jumpsuit was right for them, they’d go out and buy one. So here’s a look at the kind of jumpsuits out there, who they’re right for and how to wear them:

The denim jumpsuit
Frankly, denim jumpsuits were last seen in the 1990s and we wouldn’t recommend you go looking for them, but they do look great as dungarees or playsuits.
How to wear: Layer with a fitted tee and sneakers
Who can wear: Tweens, teens and 20s gals

Below: Denim playsuit from S.Oliver, Denim dungarees from Mango

SOliver denim jumpsuit Mango denim dungarees

The regular wear jumpsuit
These can be printed or mono-coloured, fitted or loose, long-sleeved or strappy, and can elongate your legs if worn correctly!

Wear it like:

Lara Dutta in jumpsuit

(Photo credit: Kreative Access)

How to wear: Wear with a thin or wide belt, and avoid wide legs please!
Who can wear: College students, younger-looking working women, petite women

Below: Ruffle-neck printed jumpsuit from Mango; Nelly S jumpsuit from Vero Moda

Mango ruffle neck dungareesVero Moda Nelly S jumpsuit

The evening wear jumpsuit
These are usually ankle-length and come in slinky fabrics like satin– sometimes with detailing like belts, metallic embellishments and drapes. They can be a great substitute for a formal dress.
Wear it like:

Anushka Sharma in metallic jumpsuit Rani Mukherjee in jumpsuit

(Photo credits: Kreative Access)

How to wear: With killer heels, evening clutch and glam makeup.
Who can wear: (Almost) everyone

Below: Venetta drape jumpsuit; Sierra sateen jumpsuit—both from French Connection

FC Venette Drape jumpsuitFC Sierra Sateen Jumpsuit

The playsuit
After jumpsuits, playsuits (aka rompers or shortened jumpsuits) have made an appearance.
They’re cute, they’re mostly casual, and they are good for year-round hot weather, like in Mumbai.
How to wear: Since they’re casual, it’s best to accessorise with a mix of casual and formal accessories, depending on the occasion. Heels or flats, statement to simple.
Who can wear: Gals with great legs

Below: Wrap short jumpsuit from Mango; Playsuit from S.Oliver

Mango wrap short dungarees

Which jumpsuit would you like to wear?

 

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 4, 2011 10:38 am

    I like the one on the right. Perfect for all my Goa trips. 🙂

    • October 4, 2011 12:10 pm

      @Flo– Are you referring to the playsuit? 🙂

  2. Ivich permalink
    October 4, 2011 12:07 pm

    I want one. Now! Ms. Chic which would you recommend for me?

    • October 4, 2011 12:12 pm

      @Ivich- The regular wear jumpsuit with an interesting neck would be good. 🙂

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