Functional and feminine: how to wear jumpsuits!

Jumpsuits have been all over the place for the last while, but we don’t blame you if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet – they can be a daunting look to master.

Some jumpsuits not only cover up your legs but your arms and chest too, meaning they can swamp your lovely figure. But don’t stress! Although jumpsuits were inspired originally by mens’ maintenance wear, they have evolved into many really versatile looks. Like dresses, jumpsuits are one-piece outfits that don’t take a lot of effort to make you look super-sleek.

Here are our top tips for dressing to impress….

1. Throw on a jacket
If you’re a jumpsuit virgin, keep things subtle by wearing a jacket on top. A structured blazer can really define your waist too, giving your outfit a great hourglass silhouette. Neutral tones, like Olivia Palermo’s loose cream blazer, add a touch of femininity:

2. Avoid VPL!
It’s a jumpsuit, not a catsuit. Steer away from fabrics that cling in the wrong places – especially the crotch! Rita Ora’s jumpsuit is just that touch too tight, while Kim Kardashian has the right idea in this curve-enhancing black number:

3. Cinch it in
Give a floaty jumpsuit some sex appeal with a belted or nipped-in waist. Emma Stone is stunning in this Elie Saab red carpet look… we adore it!

4. Old- school glamour
Don’t be afraid to accessorise! A statement necklace is an easy way to make your jumpsuit dance-floor ready with little effort. Rihanna livens up her all black outfit with some striking gold jewellery:

5. Take the plunge
Unless your jumpsuit is sleeveless, you’re not going to be showing off a lot of skin, so you can afford to go all out with a plunging neckline. Gabrielle Union is a total fox in her sexy red number…

6. Get the edge
Add some grungy style to a floaty jumpsuit with a biker jacket or killer heels. Kendall Jenner is far from an innocent princess in her leather-panelled blazer and stiletto boots:

7. Go graphic!
It can be easy to stick with black, but you’ll really stand out from the crowd in a bold graphic print. Choose simple polka dots or florals, or go full-on leopard like Kourtney Kardashian. Kourt breaks up this loud design with a belted waist and low neckline… she must have been following our advice!