Despite the issues associated with wearing jumpsuits ( getting naked when you pee ) I’ve developed some serious jumpsuit love over the years.
Here are some of my favourites.
It’s interesting to see how they all have similar shapes, a v-neck and a defined waist. That is a helpful elongating trick if you are a curvy gal.
This jumpsuit was found while shopping for my Etsy Store.
Initially I thought I was going to keep the piece as it is pretty darn sweet but my closet is threatening to explode if I try to squeeze in one more item so it is now for sale here, size M/L.
The fit of jumpsuits is notoriously tricky, especially in the rise. A twelve hour wedgie isn’t fun.
When I spotted this jumpsuit I could tell by the long rise (aka low-crotch-baggy-bum) that the wedgie problem wouldn’t be an issue.
I’ve used a trick to make this oversized jumpsuit fit me better. Can you guess what it is?
It may not look like I’m wearing a belt but I am.
The matching belt with this jumpsuit was a big bonus. Belting this from behind eliminated the bodice volume that made me look like a Sumo wrestling champion. The little bit of waist definition was all I needed. I’ve used this same trick on other dresses like the one below.
You can use the belt trick as long as the piece has belt loops.
My pug spends her free time, also known as her NNNE time, (not napping not eating) time judging my poses and modeling skills.
“Not natural enough! Pull in your stomach! Stand up straight! Smile with your eyes, not your mouth! Don’t you know anything?“
Have you ever used this behind-the-back belting technique before? Do you have any tips for getting jumpsuits to fit better?
Jodie had some great tips about the challenges of jumpsuits here.
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Sherry - Petite Over 40 says
You know I love me a good jumpsuit and this one is no exception! I love what you did with the belt. Such a good trick for cinching the waist and dealing with extra material.
Lookin’ good, lady!
I have used your secret trick too, Suzanne! Great minds and all that … But I seriously don’t know how you could part with that gorgeous jumpsuit. I know, wardrobe full to bursting and all that, but still! I’ve been having a thing for jumpsuits since last year, but have yet to find one while thrifting … xxx
Ooh, that’s a smart wardrobe hack! Must copy, errr, be inspired by you. I have a jumpsuit that gives me ultimate baggy-butt. Love this color and cut on you too.
Also borrowing “NNNE”, although with my kitties that boils down to a few minutes a day : >
Veronica Cooke says
Ooh! I like this tip. I have just re-donated the jumpsuit I wore in my latest post as I didn’t really like it enough and I didn’t wear the belt with it. If I had known this trick I would have worn it as you demonstrate. Anyhow, I have another jumpsuit to air which I also think has a belt, so will definitely be using this trick. Strangely though I do use this trick on belted shirts or kimono tops…
Have a great week.
Taste of France says
I haven’t seen any jumpsuits with self-belts, but yours looks great. I tried on one recently and was astounded by how good it looked. I would have bought it but for two defects: it had polyester (so it will be around for many generations after I’ve died) and it was new, not second-hand. Call it jumpsuit curiosity. BTW jumpsuit in French is combinaison, or combi.
Marilee J. Gramith says
I haven’t! Once again Suzanne, you have shown us a simple but highly effective solution. I have no boobage to speak of but this still seems like a cool idea! The pert little bow you added is also darling.
I bow down to your genius and that of the little furry dude you came in with 🙂
What a clever idea. Thanks for teaching it to me; I can see using it often. This jumpsuit looks cute on you.
That’s a good trick!
Jumpsuits can be too short in the body for me. This can be fixed if they have big shoulder pads simply by removing them, it gives a tad more ease. Either that or I go up a size and then take in the waist/belt it. X
Thanks so much for this clever tip Suzanne. The jumpsuit does look really good on you but understand that problem of not really needing it, handy you can resell. I must admit to not owning a jumpsuit for many years as the only ones I’ve seen are cheaper fabrics .
jodie filogomo says
I can see why you’d love this tan/brown jumpsuit, Suzanne (even though you’re not keeping it) because it has buttons down the front. Now there’s a smart designer. While I do love jumpsuits right now, I just don’t understand why SO many of them have a zipper in the back (where it’s not easy to do it yourself). Ugh!!
Thanks for the shout out!!
Great trick! I open the side seams of dresses that are too big (but too precious to part with) and sew in a sash that ties at the back.
I can’t browse a charity shop rail at the moment without finding at least one (modern) jumpsuit – they’re such a weird shape compared to the vintage ones!
Oh come on Suzanne! You really need to send us some photos of your gorgeous jumpsuits to feature this Saturday on our blogs for The Good Buy /Good-Bye Book. Do you want to join us?
suzanne carillo says
I would have loved to Nancy but I’m off to NYC tomorrow. Next time : )
Jessica A Jannenga says
I’ve done the belting in the back trick before too. First thought with your jumpsuit…Keep!
I think it looks super on you and love with the heels!
I don’t buy many jumpsuits as I have a small bladder and pee to much and have a long body, so the wedgie usually gets me.
Enjoy your week!
Love that jumpsuit! My only jumpsuit advice is: Never wear one to a festival or event where porta-potty is the only bathroom option. 😅
that suit is fabulous – love the uniform/safari/utility style of it!
have no tricks for wearing jumpsuits – because *trousers**…… but i remember this back ties from dresses in the 90s – it was a common detail back then.
You know me – I always love a little bag and sag. But I have tied things in the back before, or used my mitten clips. Your jumpsuit collection is excellent. I love the new one.
No Fear of Fashion says
It is indeed a fun jumpsuit. Like the way you tied that scarf with it. Still am a bit jealous that you can wear jumpsuits so well. Hopeless on my bodyshape.
I have done the trick of behind-the-back belting as well. With my Kenzo dress. Nearly ripped it apart at the holes there were in the dress on each side. The belt was meant to be at the front and don’t you dare change this designer feature Greetje Kamminga….