21 flattering jumpsuits for every body shape

Looking the most flattering jumpsuits for your frame? We've got you covered.

three women in flattering jumpsuits
(Image credit: Mint Velvet / Next / Boden)

Flattering jumpsuits have become a mainstay of fashion collections. No longer seen as a trend or a passing fad, for many women, a jumpsuit is the perfect go-to piece for both smart and casual occasions. 

While the runway was certainly responsible for their original return, flattering jumpsuits have now become a staple of both high-end and ready-to-wear collections. Comfortable, stylish, and available in multiple smart and casual iterations, the jumpsuit has firmly cemented its place in the capsule wardrobe. The most flattering jumpsuits straddle the line between great trousers and the best dresses. A one-stop outfit, it removes all the anxiety that comes with pairing up separates and has opened up a whole new world of styling possibilities for women who prefer trousers over dresses.

Jumpsuits have become unbelievably popular and with so many different cuts available, you can find a flattering jumpsuit, whatever your silhouette. Casual executions are chic and as reliable as your favorite jeans, while smarter, printed and more tailored versions can be the ideal solution for occasion wear. With a trouser bottom, they're more likely to have added convenience such as pockets too. 

Whether you have a pear body shape, rectangle body shape, apple body shape or are looking for plus size or petite picks, we have pulled together some of the best jumpsuits on the market and given you some helpful tips for what to look out for when shopping too. 

21 flattering jumpsuits for all body types - according to our fashion editor

Best jumpsuits for apple shapes

Finding a flattering jumpsuit for an apple body shape is easy when you know what to look for. While you might have previously leaned towards dresses to hide a tummy, a jumpsuit is a great silhouette for an apple body shape. It's all about finding one that defines your waist and is tailored for your legs. 

Three fashion tips...

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

Best jumpsuits for pear shapes

Pear-shaped bodies generally have a smaller bust and waist, with wider hips and bottom. For the most flattering jumpsuit for a pear-shaped figure, you want to look for shapes that create a balance between a wider bottom and smaller top half.

Three fashion tips...

  • Straight or wide 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, a flounce or a striking one-shoulder detail for special-occasion looks.
  • 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.

Best jumpsuits for rectangle shapes

Rectangle body shapes have the ability to turn their hands to most styles. An athletic, straight up and down silhouette allows you to play with a host of different styles, either leaning into that rectangular aesthetic or creating curves, depending on your mood. If you're looking to add curves and fullness, then the boilersuit is definitely worth a look. The front chest pockets help to add curves and you can easily play with proportion opting for super wide or super tailored styles too.

Three fashion tips...

  • Show off shoulders, collarbones and shoulders in halter neck or sleeveless styles. A halterneck draws the eye down the body so it will also add inches. 
  • Boiler suits look great worn slouchy, especially if you have height. Try styling a crisp white shirt, Breton 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 hourglass silhouette when balanced with a fitted waist. 

Best jumpsuits for hourglass shapes

Hourglass body shapes tend to have defined shoulders and hips of equal proportions, with a more slender waistline, creating what is literally the shape of an hourglass. This figure benefits from tailored styles and the most flattering jumpsuits will nip you in at the waist. They can easily wear tailored or wide-legged trousers, although fuller trouser legs will aid in accentuating small, fitted, waistlines for more exaggerated curves. V-necks work well to elongate hourglass silhouettes. 

Three fashion tips...

  • Draw attention to your middle with a wide belt in a matching or contrasting shade.
  • Wide-leg jumpsuits will exaggerate your frame for a flattering look.
  • Wrap styles are a fail-proof option, giving you the freedom to adjust the fit to your figure. 

Best jumpsuits for plus-size

The most flattering jumpsuits work on all shapes and sizes and when it comes to best plus size clothing brands, jumpsuits have become a particular hit. Plus size clothing brands will have taken proportions into account and so while the best brands still have plenty of trend-worthy styles, they've adapted them to work on fuller figures. Modeled by some of the best plus size models, jumpsuits work just as well as the best plus size dresses when it comes to flattering curves.

Three fashion tips...

  • Opt for good quality fabrics and brands that cut for a plus size figure, this is because you want the right amount of stretch and fit for the most flattering finish.
  • If you want a streamlined silhouette, pair your jumpsuit with the best plus size shapewear. It will hold you in and sculpt your shape for a smooth finish. 
  • Consult the rest of the guides in this feature. Just because you're plus size, doesn't mean you can't also be an hourglass, apple, or pear shape. The principles that work for those body types will also transfer for plus size bodies.

Best jumpsuits for big boobs

Jumpsuits can be one of the most flattering and easy-to-wear silhouettes for women with large chests. V-necklines or scoops are an ideal choice to both flatter and enhance your curves. Looking for detailing that draws the eye downwards to add extra inches. From prints to block color, both work well for you.

Three fashion tips...

  • Straight or wider leg jumpsuits will balance out your chest.
  • V necks and wrap styles are most flattering. As with all jumpsuits you need to make sure your waist is well defined so avoid ones with excess fabric that bags down.
  • Make sure you've opted for your best bra and the straps are tightened to the correct amount so that your bust line sits in the right place to elongate your torso. 

Best jumpsuits for petites

If worn correctly, a jumpsuit can really elongate your frame and be one of the most flattering pieces in your wardrobe. The all-on-one shape forms an unbroken vertical line that can give petites the illusion of extra height. 

Three fashion tips...

  • 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.
  • Slim and straight-leg trousers will make your legs look longer.
  • Stick to all one color or print to help elongate your body, if you are opting for a jumpsuit with added detail, look for detail at the top of the jumpsuit, along shoulders or yokes as this draws the eye up.
Charlie Bell

Charlie is the Deputy Fashion Editor at Future plc across multiple women’s magazines including Woman & Home, Woman and Woman's Own.

She bagged her first magazine job in 2009 and has previously written for titles including Stylist, Closer and Dare. Over the years Charlie has embraced anything that was thrown at her from styling celebrities to testing out the best jeans on the high street to writing about must-have beauty buys.

With a weakness for a printed midi dress, Charlie is on a mission to shop more sustainably and loves finding new ethical brands and second-hand buys.