5 Style Hacks How To Wear A Jumpsuit For A Formal Occasion

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Usually when it comes to a formal occasion or a party I reach for a dress. But how many times you can go for the same look?! So I decided to ditch my favourite dresses and replace them with a jumpsuit.

I have to admit I didn’t wear jumpsuits very often before as they can be a little intimidating to wear and if not worn correctly can make you look sloppy, shorter and wider than you are so I used to stay away from them. Until I saw this one… It was a love from the first sight and I can easily say I found the perfect jumpsuit for the times when you need to dress up.

If you are following my Instagram account, you have probably seen that last month I spent some time in Italian countryside where I was attending my friend’s wedding. I was wearing this look to one of the pre-wedding celebrations. It was a balance between looking festive and dressed up and feeling comfortable which was particularly important as we were celebrating in a gorgeous country house in Umbria.

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I know that I am not the only one who is a bit intimidated by the jumpsuit trend so I decided to share my 5 style tips on wearing a jumpsuit and making it appropriate for formal occasions.

5 Style Tips How To Wear A Jumpsuit 


Fit is always the most important thing when you are choosing a piece of clothing and jumpsuits are not an exception. The key rule to remember if you want to look polished – don’t wear anything too tight or too loose!

Too tight jumpsuit will make you look like a catwomen and too loose jumpsuit will hide your figure and overwhelm your body and you will end up looking very sloppy. Draped jumpsuits are always the most flattering. They make you look taller and more elegant.

The cut is one of the reasons I fell in love with the jumpsuit I am wearing. It drapes around the body perfectly.

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Cinching your jumpsuit at the waist is a great way to add some femininity to the look and give you that curvy look and appear more put together and polished.

The jumpsuit I am wearing already came with a belt but you can always add a different material and colour belt to define the waist even more.

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Heels are must when wearing a jumpsuit. They will elongate the silhouette and ensure that you won’t end up looking short and wide. Also heels transform any look from casual to more formal, so it’s a great way to make your look more party appropriate.

Wedges can be also a great choice. I wore my favourite Sophia Webster’s wedges as the party I was attending was set in Umbrian countryside. It was a very wise decision as it made walking in a sunflower field much easier.

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This is the easiest way to make your look more formal and party appropriate. Go for statement jewellery and a clutch bag and you will have a fabulous outfit for a wedding, birthday or any other party.

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Solid colours will always look more formal, elegant and much more flattering than prints. Black is of course the easiest option and many chooses to wear it because of it’s slimming effect. But I would like to encourage to choose more vibrant colours, they definitely make your look more stylish, trendier and it won’t leave you unnoticed. 
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My Outfit:

Jumpsuit: River Island
Wedges: Sophia Webster

Thank you so much for reading!


  • Dean of Little Steps
    August 18, 2016

    What a lovely fiery jumpsuit! Some may not be able to carry wearing red well, but you certainly nailed it 😉

  • Mellissa Williams
    August 18, 2016

    Jumpsuits are not me I love 50s style dresses but River Island is a great brand! You look great in that outfit, that colour really suits you.

    • Stylist Evelina
      Mellissa Williams
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you Mellissa. I love 50s style dresses, they are so feminine and elegant.

  • Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
    August 18, 2016

    Oh my! You look amazing. Jumpsuits do not really suit me but I do love how it looks on you. I do love wearing red though.

    • Stylist Evelina
      Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you so much Georgina. I love red as well.

  • Nikki Thomas
    August 18, 2016

    Amazing tips there and you look fabulous. I have never worn a jumpsuit and I’m not sure that it would really suit me but I would love to try one

    • Stylist Evelina
      Nikki Thomas
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you Nikki. You should try, I believe everyone can find a suitable style.

  • Ana De- Jesus
    August 18, 2016

    Welcome to the jumpsuit club, I personally love them as I think they are so comfortable chic and simple. Yours is gorgeous xx

    • Stylist Evelina
      Ana De- Jesus
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you hun. Can’t get enough of wearing them.

  • Clare Elise
    August 19, 2016

    Loving the turquoise with the red! Beautiful!

  • Francesca - From Pennies to Pounds
    August 19, 2016

    I keep meaning to buy a jumpsuit but I don’t for some reason. I really want to! Now I just need an occasion to wear it to… 🙂 love your necklace.

    • Stylist Evelina
      Francesca – From Pennies to Pounds
      August 26, 2016

      You can always create an occasion 🙂

  • Fashion and Style Police
    August 19, 2016

    I love the colour of your jumpsuit. Looks so good on you.

  • Laura - dear bear and beany
    August 19, 2016

    I love the idea of a jumpsuit, they look comfy to wear. I’m just not sure I could pull it off. You have totally nailed it x

    • Stylist Evelina
      Laura – dear bear and beany
      August 26, 2016

      Thank you Laura. They are extremely comfortable.

  • Lyndsey
    August 19, 2016

    You look stunning, as always! I wish I could pull off a jumpsuit but I don’t think I can pull it off with my shape and because I’m short.

    • Stylist Evelina
      August 26, 2016

      I am not tall either, heels always help to elongate the silhouette

  • Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
    August 19, 2016

    That jumpsuit is just beautiful! Such a lovely colour. I’m always afraid to wear jumpsuits and I have no idea why, maybe because I don’t know how but this post has really helped! Solid colours and heels would be a definite for me.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

    • Stylist Evelina
      Jordanne | Thelifeofaglasgowgirl
      August 26, 2016

      I am so glad to hear it! xx

  • Jenni
    August 19, 2016

    Love the colour combination. Fab tips, I might try one on next time I go shopping now x

  • jolene
    August 20, 2016

    what a fab jumpsuit .. you carry it off so well.. i love all your tips too

  • Claire
    August 20, 2016

    Great tips, I would not have though of going for a solid colour before! It looks great on you 🙂 Love the jump suit ..

  • Lyndsay-Rose
    August 20, 2016

    Wow you look great! Definitely going to try this!

  • Grant R
    August 20, 2016

    Very snazzy! I’ve noticed that jumpsuits / playsuits are very popular at the moment. This one looks very classy 🙂

    • Stylist Evelina
      Grant R
      August 26, 2016

      And it looks they are not going out of fashion any time soon

  • Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy
    August 21, 2016

    I love jumpsuits but they don’t love me so much! The body section always seems to be too short for me

  • Jayne @ Sticky Mud and Belly Laughs
    August 21, 2016

    I love the colour! You look amazing and it really suits you 🙂

  • Leandraq
    August 22, 2016

    That jumpsuit is absolutely beautiful and you look amazing! Perfect!

  • mariesbeauties
    August 22, 2016

    Wow such lovely photos, that jumpsuit really suits you. x

  • Zena's Suitcase
    August 22, 2016

    I really love this look and you’ve given me the confidence to think about wearing one to an event. The heels look great

  • Anna-Maria
    August 22, 2016

    I love wearing jumpsuits, and you can easily style them. Love yours it looks perfect and the accessories makes you extra chic. x

    • Stylist Evelina
      August 26, 2016

      Couldn’t agree more. I can’t stop wearing them at the moment

  • Angela
    August 26, 2016

    I love this site. I’m getting some great inspiration for our style posts- although they are for my child! Lovely ideas!

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