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Jumpsuits by Body Type — How to Choose a Jumpsuit for Your Figure

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The beauty of the jumpsuit is obvious: It’s an effortless option that makes it simple to get ready for anything on your warm-weather agenda, from a backyard barbecue or an outdoor wedding. The other advantage is that the jumpsuit is far more flattering than you might expect.

In short, there’s a jumpsuit for everybody. Here are a few chic jumpsuits (by body type) to add to your closet before summer’s over.

Jumpsuits by Body Type

Jumpsuits for pears

The jumpsuit that flatters your full hips and thighs will drape gracefully over your shape — without pinching or restricting your movement. That flowy silhouette is perfect for the warmer weather too.

You can’t go wrong with an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit for your pear shape. This style draws the eye upward and calls attention to your neckline, while the full legs and self-tie waist show off your curves. This combo is ideal for establishing balance. Both wide and straight legs work well, depending on how they skim your lower body.

Jumpsuits for petites

Jumpsuits are amazing for petite women because they naturally help elongate the body and create the illusion of length. The secret is in the continuous stretch of fabric that extends from neck to ankle — there are no breaks along the way, so you end up looking sleeker no matter what you do.

And if you want to add a few more inches to the equation? A cute pair of heels or wedges will take care of that nicely.

Black jumpsuit with ruffle neckline
Petite Ruffle Neck Mixed Media Jumpsuit, $30, LOFT

Just call it the LBD of jumpsuits! This snazzy little piece is perfect for summer wear because it transitions so beautifully from casual to dressy. You don’t need a statement necklace — the detailed neckline does the work for you — but a cocktail ring and a pair of heels sets the stage for an unforgettable ensemble.

When you’re going the relaxed route, slip into a pair of chunky sneakers and enjoy endless comfort.

Jumpsuits for talls

If you’re a tall cool one, then you have a world of options because jumpsuits are practically made for you. The one-piece structure alone is a tall gal’s dream, as it helps to both accentuate and complement your height. If you’re 5’9” or taller, try a 35-inch inseam so the hemline falls in the right place. You could also easily pull off a cropped length with a pair of ankle-wrap espadrilles.

What’s not to love about something airy, breezy, and white during summer? This jumpsuit ticks all the boxes: It boasts beautiful definition thanks to the locked-in-place buckle accent at the waistline. Dropped armholes and a keyhole back elevate the dressy factor and make it a great option for a balmy evening out — perfect for dinner dates or dancing!

Jumpsuits for curvy girls

Flatter your curves by calling attention to your waistline with a wide-leg style that features a self-tie or belt at the midsection. If you favor something more structured, try a mid-weight fabric that gently negotiates your curves without hugging you too snugly. You can also add balance by choosing a style that shows off your neckline, such as one with a V-neckline.

Sleek lines are always welcome in your closet, especially when they’re elongating as they are on this jumpsuit. The airy color palette is neutral and versatile, and destined to keep you cool on the warmest days of the season. The neckline is a great touch that contributes to a streamlined look, while the self-tie waist adds an extra element of comfort to the ensemble.

Want more style insights on jumpsuits? See our post on wedding jumpsuits and how to style a jumpsuit after 50.