I picked up this jumpsuit during a sale last week and just couldn’t wait to wear it. But, instead of just showing you this new piece, I wanted to give some helpful tips for ways to wear it now (when it’s still too cold to go outside with bare arms). This post isn’t so much about the jumpsuit (though it’s cute, comfortable & on sale now!) and it’s more about styling. You can use these same layering ideas for any type of sleeveless dress, jumpsuit or romper that you already own.
When layering with a one-piece garment, you always want to be aware of proportions – as you’ll see in the examples below, I was careful to maintain a flattering silhouette by accentuating my waist with either a belt or a cinched top. If you wanted to go for a more relaxed feel, you could layer a cropped sweater or an open-knit cardigan (like this or this) on top too. I’d love to hear which look is your favorite and please let me know if you’d like to see more posts like this where I style one item multiple different ways!
At first, I’d planned to layer a denim jacket on top, but it looked far too boxy and hid the shape of my body, so I swapped it out for a tied-up chambray shirt instead. This gives the same feel & it’s an easy solution for those spring & summer dresses that you want to wear now (a cropped denim vest would work too!). You could also button up the shirt to conceal the top half of the jumpsuit & make it look more like separates.
This may be a little too 90’s for some people’s taste, but I think it’s a cool way to layer that feels youthful & on-trend. Just make sure that the tee you’re wearing underneath has a snug fit so you won’t have any issues with bunching throughout the day. I added a braided belt at the waist to create more interest, but you wouldn’t need it if you are wearing a piece that’s fitted through the torso.
I love print mixing because it creates such a striking effect and it’s a bit unexpected + fun! I purposely chose a v-neck tee so you could see a bit of the bodice from the jumpsuit peeking out at the neckline. If you have a tee that isn’t long enough to knot, my favorite hack is to use a clear hair elastic to create a “faux knot”. Another option is to fold the bottom of the tee under in front & knot it in the back instead.