The jumpsuit trend first came about in the 70s and to this day it’s still going strong. This year, designers have revealed both shorter and longer styles complete with backless, long-sleeved and strapless detailing.
Finally it seems that the sun is here to stay and even if it isn’t, hot summer attire in bold, neon brights and cutesy paisley designs are guaranteed to brighten up even the dullest of days.
It’s a great alternative for those that are tired of dresses yet still wish to dress fashionably. Jumpsuits are a versatile wardrobe staple, which can both be dressed up and down. Wear with wedged trainers and a leather biker jacket for an off-duty style and heels and a pashmina for an evening out.
However, such a trend isn’t the easiest to pull off and it all comes down to your body shape. For those who are petite in size, a shorter jumpsuit complete with a belted waist will accentuate your assets. Slimmer shapes suit halter-neck styles with lower backs, while an embellished neckline will draw the attention away from the lower half of the body.
When investing in a floral jumpsuit, such as this South piece from Very.co.uk, keep accessories to a minimum. Delicate paisley patterns are suited to both petite and slim figures, whilst larger prints are better suited to those with curves. Floral styles team well with pastel blazers and by layering the outfit under a jacket you can easily create an ensemble which is more subtle.
V-Neckline, Strapless & Halter Styles