Weary of the jumpsuit/romper trend? I hear ya. Last season, I was skeptical as well, but let me say; I am now hooked!
Here’s my story. It’s no secret I am a huge fan of dresses, especially maxi styles. For me, dresses are designed make getting ready a cinch. Except for the shoes, there is no coordinating needed when wearing a dress. Throw one on – off you go! Easy to pack, they can go day to night, and when you find a style that works for you – they look great on! My first jumpsuit found it’s way into my closet, Spring of 2014. A beautiful blue, wide leg Vince Camuto number. I bought it, stewed on it awhile, and one evening wore it out to dinner with the hubby. Not only did I feel confident, but the husband loved it as well – bonus! Since, I have been hooked. I once explained to a girlfriend – just think of it as a maxi dress with legs. Bottom line, jumpsuits show off your figure way more than a maxi dress does, are just as comfortable, and carry an air of sophistication. The most difficult part is, finding a jumpsuit fits. Like a dress, the top portion needs to flatter, the bottom half can usually be altered. Look for styles that work for you in a dress, i.e.: wrap style, halter, short sleeve etc. I currently own 3 jumpsuits and 2 rompers – with my eye on a third, for when it goes on sale.
Rompers? If you wear shorts, you can work a romper. The key for us ladies over 40, is to avoid looking “girly” – I prefer “sassy” myself. Keep the romper at a modest length, in a beautiful fabric and if needed, throw a longer cardigan or kimono over it, so you feel a bit more covered up. I’d love to find a casual knit one to wear in lieu of a dress on hot summer days.
Lets take a look:
Vince Camuto Wide Leg Jumpsuit | Nordstrom
My 1st jumpsuit purchase from spring 2014. I love this number for a party!
Parker Silk Jumpsuit | Nordstrom
My most versatile jumpsuit – a look at a few ways I’ve worn it this season
With a denim blazer
With a soft trench
Fleur Wood Romper | Anthropologie – now on sale!
When visiting Hawaii last year, I packed my navy blue silk romper by Parker. I have to admit, I felt a bit self conscious – no one else was wearing one. This year? They were everywhere from the pool to dinner. I packed 2 in my suitcase and wore them both multiple times. This year, my some romper felt like a fresh update.
Here, I added my Lilly for Target kimono, and my Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant (select colors slated to be on sale for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. More details HERE ) for a bit more coverage in the evening.
Palm Print romper via Old Navy, details on AskSuzanneBell, HERE
Thinking about giving this look a try?
Here are a few I spotted recently while browsing Nordstrom.com
For more inspiration,
Also, check out this fun jumper/romper post featuring yours truly along with a few other lovely ladies over at 40+Style HERE
Planning to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Early Access for Nordstrom card holders starts THIS THURSDAY! Don’t miss out! If you have your eye on something, popular items sell out fast! Now is your chance to grab the AskSuzanneBell must have Kendra Scott Rayne Pendant on sale! I hope to grab the turquoise one, perfect now with white an black and with denim and cognac accessories into fall! My picks, from the early access catalog HERE.
Looking for a new polish?
I’ve been playing around with some new shades of orange this past month.
My summer polish go-to
Need some outfit ideas? A month of outfits from my Instagram Feed, HERE
July Outfits are up and live on Instagram as well! Find me at @AskSuzanneBell
Love the gladiator look, but not sure which is right for you? Find what works for your body type, HERE
Find something you love at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Do share, I know we’d all love to hear!
Drop the comment down below to share your finds!
Have a great week!
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