I am a huge fan of dresses, especially maxi styles. Dresses are designed make getting ready a cinch. Bring out the dress, and add a fun pair shoes, a little bling and off you go! Easy to pack, they work day to night, and when you find a style that works for you – they look and feel great on! Same goes for jumpsuits. My first jumpsuit found it’s way into my closet, spring 2014. A beautiful blue, wide leg Vince Camuto number, I bought it, stewed on it awhile, till one evening I wore it out to dinner with the hubby. Not only did I feel confident, but husband loved it as well – bonus! As I explained to my jumpsuit skeptical girlfriend; think of a jumpsuit as a maxi dress with legs. Truth is, jumpsuits show off your figure way more than a maxi dress and are comfortably sophisticated.
As I explained to my jumpsuit skeptical girlfriend; think of a jumpsuit as a maxi dress with legs!
Now, finding a jumpsuit that’s fits is the real the challenge. My two cents; as with a dress, the top portion must flatter your figure, the bottom half can usually be altered. I look for styles and silhouettes that work for me in a dress, i.e.: wrap style, halter, short sleeve, sleeveless, mock neck etc. I currently own many jumpsuits and 1 romper as I find rompers are a little more difficult to find for women over 40.
On fit; as with a dress, the top portion must flatter your figure, the bottom half can usually be altered.
So let’s talk rompers. If you wear shorts, you can work a romper. The key for us ladies over 40, is to avoid looking “girly”; I prefer to aim for “sassy chic”. Keep the romper at a modest length; not too short, in a beautiful fabric and if needed, throw kimono over it and you feel a bit more covered up. Rompers also make great swim cover-ups! If I am going to bare the leg, I opt for some sleeve on top – let’s leave the spaghetti tops and bra strap romper looks to the teen set. I’m too tall to wear a cute wedge sandal with a romper, but for those of you who are petite, add a chic espadrille or wedge and your legs will look a mile long! For me I opt for a nude or gold flat sandal, again to make the leg appear longer.
A piece that can take you anywhere, here’s a look at a few of my favorites. Tell me, which is yours?
So let’s talk rompers. If you wear shorts, you can work a romper. The key for us ladies over 40, is to avoid looking “girly”; I prefer to aim for “sassy chic” myself.
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