Fashion 101: How to Wear a Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are enjoying resurgence in popularity, but are they for everyone, regardless of shape, age or style?

Yes, they are, said June Ambrose, Yahoo Style contributing editor. Ambrose was on “Good Morning America” today to showcase three jumpsuit looks that would suit women of varying body types or ages, offering tips for how best to wear each look. Her appearance was part of the Yahoo Your Day collaboration.

“You know what’s great about the jumpsuit is you can take it from day to night,” Ambrose said. “You can go from being something very casual to something very elegant and classy and it’s kind of turned into the new evening gown.”

“It’s effortless,” she said of the jumpsuit look.


For the Curvy Woman

How to wear it: The curvier woman should avoid fabrics with large patterns and prints, Ambrose said. The best fabrics would be solid colors to enhance curves in a natural way. Pairing the outfit with a nice pair of heels gives the appearance of longer legs and can elongate the frame. A smooth, tailored look with a good neckline also works best for curvier frames.

The Look

For the Petite Woman

How to wear it: Ambrose's three tips for petite women are: Say yes to super short, avoid long and loose styles that could make you look sloppy and choose a skinny strap or a v-neck.

The Outfit

For the Stylish Mom

How to wear it: For women whose bodies may have changes since giving birth, there are ways to wear the look, Ambrose said. Women who have shapely arms should go bare, choosing jumpsuits that have either a halter top, sleeveless top or even tube top. Long-sleeved jumpsuits can look elegant and classy and can still hide less-than-perfect features. Mothers can show a little cleavage or embrace color blocking. For women who are conscious of their stomachs, wrap jumpsuits are a great way to camouflage that area.

The Outfit

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