The Secret To Not Looking Frumpy In A Jumpsuit

Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Just as you started getting used to the summer jumpsuit — it's just a maxi-dress with legs after all — the fashion world comes along and messes everything up again. The pretty, waist-cinching, leg-lengthening jumpsuit you just got comfortable in got a tomboy makeover, and it's looking a lot more mechanic's coveralls than anything else. Feeling chic in one of them seems impossible. But as these five women demonstrate, that insecurity is all in your head.

Of course, smart styling tricks can make the process easier. Figuring out what to slick down and femme up can make these 'suits much less intimidating, so when you're ready to wear them with sneakers or pumps, you'll have all the confidence you need. Your pathway to frump-freedom, ahead.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Wear a long pendant necklace (or a bikini necklace even) under your jumpsuit for a dash of delicacy that no one can ignore.
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Short sleeves and a filmy, liquid fabric make a boxy cut feel much more manageable.
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Of course, high heels and a ladylike box bag make a jumpsuit look professional.
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A pretty belt in a contrast color defines your waist and keeps a monochrome jumpsuit from swallowing your figure.
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Photographed by Christian Vierig.
Having done-up hair and a statement lip make your jumpsuit look intentionally fashion-forward, even if you're wearing them with trainers.
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