No matter what size you are, wearing your new jumpsuit out on the town might be a frightening moment, especially if you're not sure how to pull it off. You're not alone if you've noticed that the jumpsuit seems to exaggerate your love handles or tug over your curves. This problem is almost inevitable with jumpsuits, as they have a shape of their own and every body is different! Don't blame yourself; blame the jumpsuit! However, if you've found a plus size jumpsuit that's designed for your body type, don't be afraid to play with the look. Jumpsuits are very versatile. They can look professional, sophisticated, spunky, and bold all at once! Here's a guide to wearing plus size jumpsuits.
More Than Size, Shape Matters
Regardless of weight, all women have different body types. Because jumpsuits tend to be fairly full-coverage, it's perfectly safe to follow the same body shape guides that apply to thinner women. In general, jumpsuits are a better look for hour glass figures or tall "ruler" shaped women. Women with apple, conical, or spoon shapes may have more trouble pulling off jumpsuits. When a jumpsuit doesn't suit your figure, it can tend to emphasize your width or even make you look shorter than you are.
The Catch Is In The Torso
Lower necks and button-down torsos are flattering for the torsos of hour glass women. Even if you are shy about your weight, women with hour glass figures should always take advantage of the classic curves in their torsos. Jumpsuits with definition or sashes around the waist will show off your femininity and counteract the shortening affect. Plus size women often overcompensate for their heft by wearing very baggy clothes, which hide their figures and actually have a ballooning effect.
Another danger about wearing jumpsuits is the too-short torso: this is a reality all women have to face when choosing jumpsuits and other onesies. Dare we mention it? Let's just say it rhymes with "mammal foe" and it definitely draws attention to the wrong place. To spare yourself any embarrassment or unwanted attention, make sure your jumpsuit is well-designed to fit the length of your torso as well as its width.
How To Accessorize
Belts can be a life saver when it comes to jumpsuits. Wear a wide belt over the hips to hide fat on the lower torso or a thinner one around the waist to show off your womanly shape. Scarves and sashes can also work as belts and they will add that special 60's flare. If your jumpsuit is full-length or tapered around the ankles, wearing heels is almost essential. Added height will have a slimming effect and will compensate a bit for the childishness of the jumpsuit style. Cardigans and cropped jackets are also great with jumpsuits, to dress them up or down.
For more ideas about how to wear your plus size jumpsuit, check out Torrid.com or FatChic.net, excellent shopping sites for plus size or curvy women with an interest in fashion.