The 6 most flattering jumpsuits and why

We love jumpsuits but realise it’s not always easy to find the appropriate style. It’s not just the cut that can play an important role but the colour, print and fabric are all factors in finding the one onesie.

We’ve searched the shops to find you the best, most flattering styles and explained a bit about why they work in hope that you find your perfect match this season.

Image via Carla Zampatti’s Instagram

“I love jumpsuits. I wear them all the time. Remember, it has to be long enough in the body otherwise you are going to be very uncomfortable as that is the only area that you can’t usually change.” – Jumpsuit master, Carla Zampatti


1. The Best Kind of 2-4-1 Deal

This beauty looks like a two-piece but is actually an all in one. Meaning no visibly digging waistband and comfort galore. This one is superb for trimming a tummy. Also in a universally-flattering navy tone! Belle Bird @ Birdsnest $139

2. Emerald Isles

Prints are your friend! As we know, prints help to break up areas and minimise appearances. We prefer elegant prints like this green Sussan style, as anything overly graphic can look a little clown-esq. Sussan green print jumpsuit $169.95

3. Proportion is Everything

Nailing length is paramount with any jumpsuit but it’s particularly vital when you’re short. If you can find a style you like from a petite range, then opt to shop there. We LOVE the cropped hem on these, LOVE that the seam is high waisted to elongate the leg and LOVE the subtilty of the small polka dot. Danni Minogue Petites polka dot jumpsuit $49

4. Trust In Us

Whenever we talk about brands who know the female form, the name Sacha Drake will inevitably pop up. If you want to invest in someone else’s trusted design knowledge then look no further than Sacha Drake for everything. You know that the cut of the legs in this jumpsuit will kick out perfectly as you walk, the quality fabrications won’t cling and the trend is gently interpreted into a very wearable piece. Sacha Drake blue jumpsuit $279

5. Skim the Skin

Portmans jumpsuit

Once again, looking more like a set than a jumpsuit, this is a standout favourite for formal styles. We’re pleased that off-the-shoulder trends aren’t budging! The soft ruffle of this works in two ways – creates a bust if you need it plus skims and slims the arms. Generally, we prefer a loose jumpsuit that only amplifies the relaxed vibe. Also good to take a note from this models beauty book and keep your hair very simple and paired back. Portmans of the shoulder jumpsuit $139.95

6. That’s a Wrap

Country Road jumpsuit

The ever-flattering wrap style still works it’s same magic in a jumpsuit. You can place the tie in smallest part of your waist and keep it as firm or loose as you desire. The crossed, v-neckline is brilliant on a large bust and the subtle flow of the sleeve just tops this one off. Country Road print wrap jumpsuit $199


Remember, a jumpsuit is not something you can buy off the rack, always try it on or ensure the returns policy allows refunds. If you’re still in doubt, you can always wear a top and pant set for all the elongating trickery that a jumpsuit provides.

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