From the list of 100 Ways to Look Fat: Baloney Concept #7 – Jumpsuits make you look fat. That’s nuts!
A jumpsuit may or may not be your look. Don’t write it off if you haven’t tried one. And certainly don’t say “NO” just because somebody told you it will make you look fat.
A jumpsuit is the easiest, one-step way to create a Color Column – a continuous flow of color from your ankles to your neckline. A sleeveless jumpsuit style lets you layer on any jacket or cardigan over layer, worn open to maintain the color flow at center front.
And as the weather cools, you can layer a feather-weight turtleneck underneath, add a neckline accessory and keep looking going right into fall.
The most flattering jumpsuits are darker colors, but not necessarily black (my personal favorite is navy blue). Solids are more versatile than most prints. The fabric should be soft but not clingy and the fit should skim your body – neither hugging to close or standing stiffly away.
I’m not a big fan of the elasticized ankle look; it pulls too much attention to the bottom and makes the wearer look shorter. On my own jumpsuit I simply un-stitched a bit of them hem and pulled the elastic out. PRESTO – straight leg instead.