The most flattering jumpsuits for every body shape

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    Jumpsuits have been having a ‘moment’ for years now.

    We’ve lost track of the amount of seasons we’ve seen them stomping down the catwalks. They’re now a key player in dressy events such as Ascot and royal weddings, and the high street is packed full to the brim with them – Next currently stock a whopping 402 styles!

    And there’s a reason for this. Aside from being cool to boot, they are practical, comfortable, flattering, stylish… the list goes on! Plus statistically they’re more likely to have pockets. Hurrah!

    So if you want to achieve maximum impact with minimum effort, it’s time to shake off any negative thoughts you have about the trusty ‘all in one’, and open your mind to the hundreds of high street styles that really do suit every body shape.

    Yes we said EVERY body shape! Comfortable enough for lounging, stylish enough for those precious trips out there’s never been a better time to try on jumpsuits in the comfort of your own home. Here’s why you need to get on board.

    Do jumpsuits look good on everyone?

    In short – yes! As we promised, no matter your shape, there’s a style to suit you – you just have to know what to look for.

    Curvy

    Curvy women are born to wear a jumpsuit. The fact you have a waist means you can easily define it- the one golden rule for all jumpsuit wearing.

    • Avoid high necks; wrap styles and V-necks draw the eye in and down. Try an off the shoulder Bardot style, this retro neckline really suits curves and balances out your hips.
    • If you’re worried about lumps and bumps being on show, opt for a print every time. Prints on darker backgrounds are naturally more slimming.
    • Yes you can wear a boiler suit. There are plenty of incredible styles that suit your shape.

    Plus size

    Just take a look at plus size stores Evans, Simply B and Curvissa and you’ll see the sheer amount of styles that are cut to fit and flatter larger sizes.

    • Choose soft high quality fabrics, cotton mixes & chiffons rather than linen or denim, these will drape and glide over your shape.
    • Help smooth out those lumps and bumps with control underwear.
    • Steer towards wrap styles and wide legs, which are generally more flattering as they create fluid lines.

    Pear shape

    Pear shapes generally have a smaller bust and waist on the top and are wider in the hip and bottom area. You want to look for jumpsuits that create a balance between your top and bottom.

    • Straight or wider leg trousers are your best friend. They’ll glide and flow over your bottom half creating a streamlined shape.
    • Wide necks or off the shoulder styles work beautifully as they’ll balance you out. Seek out jumpsuits with noticeable details around the neck or shoulder, such as a bold collar or flounce.
    • Prints work especially well for pears as they draw the eye around the body, or look for styles that have a print on the top half and a plain bottom half.

    Busty

    Jumpsuits can be one of the most flattering and easy-to-wear silhouettes for women with large chests. Chose from prints or block colour as both work well for you.

    • If you need arm coverage go for a floaty kimono type sleeve.
    • Straight or wider leg styles will balance out your chest.
    • V necks and wrap styles are most flattering. As with all jumpsuits need to make sure your waist is well defined so avoid wrap styles that have too much excess fabric and bag down. Bravissimo have a fantastic selection with adjustable wrap fronts all available in curvy, really curvy and super curvy depending on your bust size.

    Apple shaped

    Yes, apple shapes can look fantastic in jumpsuits. Its all about finding the right style to define your waist and show off those amazing legs.

    • Wrap & V-neck lines draw the eye up to the bust and away from your middle.
    • Your focus should be on defining the waist & legs. Look for jumpsuits that tie at the waist or have structured waistband panels as these help pull you in.
    • You can go for straight leg or tailored pants because they will compliment your small legs.

    Athletic

    Lucky you! Athletic figures are born to wear jumpsuits, especially the boiler suit. If you’re not already wearing one, then why not?!

    • Show off shoulders, collarbones and shoulders in halter neck or sleeveless styles.
    • Boiler suits look great worn slouchy, especially if you have height. Try styling a crisp white shirt, Bretton top or neckerchief underneath a boiler suit to help create shapely layers and interest.
    • Tailored trousers work well for you, however wide flowing trousers can create a beautiful feminine silhouette- so try on both and see what style suits you best.

    Petites

    If worn correctly, jumpsuit can really elongate your frame and be one of the most flattering pieces in your wardrobe. The ‘all in one’ forms an unbroken vertical line that lengthens petite bodies.

    • Don’t swamp your body, stick to tailored and fitted styles. You can get away with slightly oversized but the proportions must still be correct. Be mindful of the crotch area as this can not be altered by a tailor easily.
    • Tailored and straight leg trousers will make your legs look long and lean.
    • Stick to all one colour or print to help elongate your body.

    If you’re convinced but need a little more direction, then worry not. We’ve done the hard work for you, searching the high street to find jumpsuits that suit all shapes, sizes and budgets. Here’s our edit…

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