Style trends come and go. One moment everyone is rocking the color red, and the next second, it’s all about sporting some coral.
We get it: with trends constantly fluctuating, it can make our heads spin. Having said that, though, if there’s one style trend that’s been managing to stay strong season after season, it’s the jumpsuit and romper trend.
In fact, last spring, we provided you five styling tips for wearing a jumpsuit/romper, but because this trend is still so popular amongst the most stylish of ladies, we figured we’d give you an additional five tips to make sure everyone and anyone can give this trend a go.
So, ladies, are you ready to rock a jumpsuit/romper with absolute confidence this season? Try out some of these style tips, and we’ve got a feeling you’ll have a whole lineup of jumpsuits and rompers in your wardrobe in no time.
1. Invest In High-Quality Fabrics/Stiff Materials
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One of the strongest objections we hear women make time and time again with regards to wearing a romper is the youthful feel to the look.
And yes, while a romper certainly can feel like a very youthful style, when you seek out a romper done in a stiffer, higher-quality fabric, it makes all the difference in making the piece feel more elevated and trendy.
In other words, don’t go into your local Forever 21 and pick up the first romper you see. Instead, go for something done in a luxurious fabric like silk, or opt for something with a more casual feel by selecting a stiffer denim material, as shown above.
Either way, the material and the quality of the fabric can make a big difference in the look and feel of the romper.
2. Tailoring/Cut Matters
In that same vein, to give a romper and/or jumpsuit a more elevated feel, you should also pay attention to the tailoring of the piece.
For example, something with a structured shoulder and sleeves will feel much more trendy and elevated than a spaghetti-strap romper done in a jersey material. You can also opt for details like pleats, belts, and trendy zippers for more sophistication.
Of course, if you’re looking for a jumpsuit or romper that you can lounge around the house in, that’s an entirely different story.
Get clear about when and where you want to wear your jumpsuit/romper, and then pick the tailoring that most directly reflect that look and feel, and you’ll likely get much more use out of your new piece.
3. Sexy Details Also Help
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Once again, to elevate the look and feel of a romper/jumpsuit, since this tends to be such a major objection to the look, we suggest adding some womanly touches.
Things like plunging necklines, open backs, defined waists, and strapless silhouettes can all add to a more elevated and adult feeling to a romper.
And hey, even if you don’t have any strong objections to sporting a romper or a jumpsuit, this is a great way to style a romper/jumpsuit so it’s more evening appropriate.
Throw on some heels and lipstick, and you’re good to go.
4. Add Chic Outerwear
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On the other end of the spectrum, if you’re wanting to wear a romper or jumpsuit, but you’re hoping to keep it a bit more business-casual, chic outerwear always helps.
In particular, we’re all about throwing on a blazer to help give your look a more office-appropriate vibe.
In addition, if you are hoping to achieve a more business-casual look, we suggest going with a jumpsuit rather than a romper. Jumpsuits tend to be a bit more office-appropriate.
Also, for your business-casual jumpsuit, we recommend solid colors, like black or navy. Unless you work in a more creative office environment, if you walk into work rocking a hot-pink jumpsuit with polka dots, it might not go over well.
Always consider the time and the place when selecting your ideal jumpsuit/romper.
5. Keep It Simple
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And our last tip for styling a jumpsuit or a romper: when in doubt, keep the styling simple.
Jumpsuits and rompers are fairly statement-making pieces themselves, so when you add too much visual interest, like bold shoes or dramatic earrings, it can cause the look to come across a little too over-the-top.
This is especially true if you’re new to wearing jumpsuits and rompers, and you’re not yet confident and comfortable with the look.
Trust us, figuring out your style and knowing what jumpsuits and rompers look best on you can take a bit of experimenting.
Let the jumpsuit or romper speak for itself with dainty jewelry and a pair of neutral colored shoes.
As you continue experimenting with jumpsuits and rompers, you can slowly start adding in more statement-making pieces. We just don’t suggest getting carried away. That’s a surefire way to end up disliking the jumpsuit/romper style.
Are you a fan of the jumpsuit or the romper? Do you have any specific styling tips for fellow ladies who want to try out the look?
Whether you’re all about the romper, or you’re more inclined to the jumpsuit, or you’re just still not sure about either, we suggest trying out different styles and looks. Believe us when we say that some of the best looks and styles come from a willingness to experiment.
We can’t wait to hear about how you style your jumpsuit and rompers!
And remember, if you haven’t already, be sure to check out Part One of this article for an additional five tips on styling jumpsuits and rompers.
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