Originally recognized as work gear for 19th-century workers, the jumpsuit became the uniform of fighter pilots and paratroopers during the Second World War. It was at the end of the ’60s that it appeared on the catwalks, thanks to none other than Yves Saint Laurent who made it the star of 1968. It then made a notable return thanks to the famous music video Rock with you by Michael Jackson who wore a glittery version! The star of the 1980s, the jumpsuit is once again essential.
The jumpsuit, whether short or long, can be scary. How do you wear it? What are the mistakes to avoid? Which jumpsuit should you select for to your body type? It’s true that it’s necessary to make the right choice of jumpsuit because your whole outfit will revolve around this one piece. For that same reason, it is easy to dress up or down. The type of shoes you choose (heeled shoes, open-toe sandals, espadrilles, or mules) will set the tone for your outfit.
If the jumpsuit is such a prominent trend this season, it’s probably because it works for so many situations. We love the chic and professional version for the office, the sexy and classy evening version and the casual and comfortable version for the weekend. Here are some good tips, five short and long-sleeved looks to inspire you, Mitsou’s favourite jumpsuit and our 10 favourite models this season.
Winning jumpsuits for your body type
- If you are petite, your goal is to lengthen your body. Choose shorter models (a bermuda version) that you would wear with pumps or sandals with a heel that will make you look taller. 3/4 or 7/8 models will weigh you down. A fitted black strapless jumpsuit with a pump will be perfect for a chic look on a summer night.
- If you have a long slender figure, balance is essential. If you are tall, you can afford just about any model. The long, wide-leg jumpsuit is perfect because it gives you width. Feel free to show off your beautiful legs with a short model. Be careful not to choose a version that’s too short, however, to avoid an unwanted vulgar look.
- If you have curves, your goal is to compliment your shape. Jumpsuits made of soft and fluid materials, that are loose fitting with elastic waistbands or belts, are your best choices. Don’t be afraid to experiment with low cut necklines that show off your figure.
- If you have a thin figure, your goal is to amplify your curves. All long, loose or boyfriend cuts are made for you. The flamboyant jumpsuits, in bright colours, with flounce or patterns will give you shape. You can really pull off any length.
Here is our selection of 10 irresistible models of the season
Shop the look
Mitsou wears a navy and white wide-legged jumpsuit by Le Château with a white jacket by Dynamite. We chose Le Château pumps and gold accessories to keep this professional look chic and classy.
Makeup: Sébastien Sauvage
Hair: Romain Le Moellic