The Dos and Don'ts of Wearing a Jumpsuit

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The Dos and Don Photo by Colin Armstrong

Summer or winter, jumpsuits are the fashion trend that just will not go away. The all-in-one outfit has been the clothing item of choice for celebrities and fashionistas for a few years now and, judging by the latest collection at, it looks like we're only going to be seeing more of them in 2014.

A jumpsuit is a brilliantly versatile piece of clothing that can be worn anywhere – day or night; however, styling them can be tricky. To help you get it right, here are some essential jumpsuit dos and don'ts.

Do Go Black

If you are planning to step out in a jumpsuit during the day and night, black should be your colour of choice. It's sophisticated, slimming and goes with everything!

Don't Go For Crazy Prints

There's a reason that doesn't stock jumpsuits with crazy prints or patterns – it's because they're not a good look. This type of outfit doesn't need high drama to look good, so stick to solid colours.

Do Wear it With Heels

Pair a jumpsuit with a pair of killer heels and you have the perfect outfit for this summer's party season. Some fashionistas argue that heels are the only way to wear a jumpsuit; we're not sure about that, but there is no doubting the glamour and sophistication that a good pair of high heels brings to an outfit, not to mention the elongated leg line.

Don't Wear a Catsuit

Never mistake a catsuit for a jumpsuit. Skin-tight catsuits are not a flattering look and are a fashion faux pas waiting to happen. If the second skin thing is what you're looking to do, go for jeggings.

Do Wear a Jacket

Pairing a jumpsuit with a jacket is the perfect option to take the chill off during summer evenings in the shade. If you are a jumpsuit newbie, a jacket can make the look more subtle. In terms of what type of jacket you should choose – pastel is a good choice.

Don't Go for Pinstripes

Tuxedo-style pinstripe jumpsuits have been doing the rounds recently – unless you're going to a ‘70s fancy dress party, this is not a good look.

Do Accessorise

Jumpsuits can be accessorised with everything from dangling earrings to statement necklaces, but be careful not to overdo it. You want to choose accessories that complement the look without over complicating things. Always go for the ‘less is more' approach – simple jewellery for daytime; bright jewellery for parties; eye-catching cuff for formal occasions.

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