The “rules” of fashion are forever changing, it’s almost impossible to keep up and kind of exhausting. I threw the rule book out the window a loooong time ago because it’s about expression and in that case there’s only one rule: wear whatever tf you want. In case you’re still on the fence about that concept, I have a jumpsuit that just might push you over to the fun side. Today I’m knocking out TWO plus size (allegedly) “don’ts” with today’s look: bold colors and stripes. To make the deal even sweeter, the jumpsuit is only $38.00!!!!!
When I saw this jumpsuit online I’ve never scrolled past anything that quick in my whole life, but then I thought “How can I encourage others to step out their comfort zone if I can’t?” I want to add that I absolutely LOVED the colors, but the stripes scared the hell out of me because the way these thighs are set up…Anyway, I added it to the list and I’m beyond happy that I took the risk. Typically with jumpsuits they’re just too short, everywhere. The length on this one is insane–so immediately it’s a win for me. Without heels it covers my feet, and I’m wearing chunky heels with it in the photos. Like what??? I’m wearing a size 3x, because as I mentioned they’re never big enough. The fabric is so stretchy, yet durable. I could do a full split and the integrity of that jumpsuit would not be compromised. It’s so stretchyyyyyy. Which eased my mind about the thigh issue, it’s wide leg so it didn’t get all bunched up between my legs or under my tummy.
I added a belt for a pop of metal since it doesn’t come with any kind of accessory. I also added a fun green purse because why not add more color??? I also swapped out the belt for a cropped jacket that way you could see the jumpsuit in all is bold striped glory sans belt.
Want to get fancy? Try a caped blazer instead of the jacket!
Photographer: Nola Mangum
**All items provided by Forever 21. All opinions are my own**