I’ve been a fan of jumpsuits for some years now even if they aren’t bathroom friendly.
Here are some of my jumpsuits of the past…
I did style it like this though…
Jumpsuits can be elongating on the vertically challenged when worn with heels.
If you’re petite and not keen on wearing heels be prepared to visually lose a few inches.
Tale Of Two Jumpsuits
I thrifted both of these jumpsuits in the past six months.
Funny how I chose to wear leopard with both of them.
Jumpsuit #1 Khaki Green
The green was the first one I thrifted and I was pretty pumped about finding it.
I was on a mission to find a jumpsuit for my Mom but then found this one for myself. Funny how that happens!
The chest pockets and adjustable side tabs are great design details.
Olive green works well with my hair.
Khaki green is a brilliant neutral, often overlooked.
The soft silky material is machine washable.
Jumpsuits seem to be a bit challenging to find the perfect fit. This is just a titch short-waisted for me.
I’m not keen on the camel toe which thankfully doesn’t make an appearance here. That is when a good pair of Spanx comes in handy ladies!
The jumpsuit alone was a bit too vanilla for my tastes so I added my DIY embellished jean jacket.
Moving onto to jumpsuit #2 in the tale of two jumpsuits.
Jumpsuit #2 Silk Denim
Apparently they call these a boilersuit in the US. In Canada we might call them coveralls. They remind me of what car mechanics wear and have been trending for a while now.
This jumpsuit is partially made out of silk.
The brand is Base Range a company from Denmark that is creating environmentally friendly clothing.
The denim is very soft but sturdy.
Very comfortable and extra long in the waist.
I was able to feel and see the quality of the garment immediately. It was nice to see that some companies are still able to make quality.
It has a drop crotch.
The shape is oversized, baggy.
And here we see it without the crotch hitched up.
The drop crotch visually cut five inches off my legs.
Drop crotches are not for me.
This jumpsuit was so comfortable I felt that any moment I might just casually lay down, curl up on my side and start making soft pug snoring sounds.
If I were three inches taller and 20 lbs thinner I don’t think the cons would be an issue but isn’t that what I say for about 90% of what I put on?
Not good enough.
Anything taking up valuable real estate in my closet needs to make me feel like Charlize Theron on a very good day.
It was interesting that I didn’t realize how ill fitting this looked until I saw the photos. Initially I was 100% sure I’d keep the denim jumpsuit. It was so comfy and I felt like “the cool girl”. As soon as I saw the photos I changed my mind. Sloppy auto mechanic isn’t high on my list of looks I’m trying to recreate.
I could have tried styling this with the front open and a tee or shirt underneath and rolled up the cuffs with some funky low heel boots like Docs. That might have worked. I get turned off by a piece of clothing if it takes too much effort to make it work though. This is a pass.
I’ll be keeping the green jumpsuit for a while.
How do you feel about jumpsuits? Do you think I made the right choice?
Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians! Bring on the pumpkin pie!