When you find the perfect plus size jumpsuit for your body, it’s truly a beautiful thing. That’s how I feel anyways. On my lunch break I took a browse through the Target that’s literally 10 minutes away from my day job. Convenient yes, but so dangerous. I’m not complaining though. In addition to checking out the new spring collection from Who What Wear, I wanted to see what was poppin with Universal Thread. Universal Thread is a brand spanking new and at the core of the brand is “amazing denim based on fashion trends and firsthand guest feedback, but there’s also apparel and accessories that make it simple to create a complete look.” While I loved the denim pieces that I tried on, I ended up purchasing this pinstriped chambray plus size jumpsuit and “why” is what this post is all about.
There are 2 types of clothing that I ALWAYS have a struggle with in terms of fit and they’re wide leg/palazzo pants and jumpsuits. The perfection of this jumpsuit fit, inspired me to share just what goes into finding the perfect plus size jumpsuit for your body.
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More often than not when I try on jumpsuits on my 5’3″ frame, I have ridiculous amounts of fabric dragging on the floor and it’s not a good look. Tailoring an outfit that’s suppose to fit that you just spent money on is not something I’m here for unless the item is custom made. Just miss me with it. Pay close attention to where the pants portion of the jumpsuit falls on the model that’s wearing it if you’re shopping online. Then look in the description section to see how tall that particular model is. It can give you a good idea of whether or not the jumpsuit’s length is going to work for you.
A plus size jumpsuit that is cropped like the one I’m wearing may also be a better option. Also try shopping in petite sections for jumpsuits. This is a very logical tip, but even I forget that I’m short af and am technically considered petite. If you’re here for the extra work you could hem it as well.
Have you ever tried on a jumpsuit (or a pair of pants even) that fit really well, but you were experiencing a huge case of camel toe? It’s distracting af and not cute. Usually this has to do with the fact that the torso portion of the jumpsuit is just too short for your body so it causes you to look like you’ve given yourself a wedgie. Comparing your girth measurement (from top of shoulder over breasts and belly to your crotch) to the size guide for any jumpsuit will help your to sort it out. Your inseam measurement (from your crotch to desired hem length) is also a good measurement to know when hunting for your plus size jumpsuit and is a measurement most likely.
Listen I’ve had my share of “Are You Expecting?” inquiries all because my jumpsuit was looser than normal in the tummy area. So in addition to telling that nosy person mind to their business, here’s the solution. It’s very similar to what’s causing the camel toe problem, but the opposite. If the torso of the jumpsuit is too long it leaves a lot of room in the tummy area and makes the jumpsuit hang lower that it should. If you’re not intentionally going for a relaxed baggy fit, compare the garment’s measurements to your girth measurement.
I keep these tips in mind every time I’m shopping for a jumpsuit for my body. I hope you find it helpful too. I’m super excited to see what else I’ll like from the Universal Thread brand in Target and you will be first to know when I share it.
Do you have any other tips for finding plus size jumpsuits that fit? Are there any other issues with jumpsuits that I missed? Let me know in the comments below.
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