I love jumpsuits, but it’s often hard for me to shop for them since I’m petite and only 5’4″. I got this jumpsuit from Lauren by Ralph Lauren and even the size 0 was big on me! Luckily, I figured out some easy hacks to make jumpsuits more fitting and flattering on any petite figure.
3 Ways to Alter a Jumpsuit Without Actually Altering/Sewing it
- Hem or cuff in the pant legs: It is 100x worth it to get jeans or pants that are too long hemmed. Since I didn’t have time to hem it this time, I folded in the cuff of the pants and used double-sided tape to make it stick. To further secure the cuff I got black clothespins (so it wouldn’t show) and pinned the folded cuff together. I don’t recommend this as a long-term solution, but it works well as a quick fix and I’ve even used this trick on dresses.
- Belt it: Belts are great because it accentuates your waistline and allows you to tuck in extra fabric to make things shorter. After belting the jumpsuit, grab some fabric and have it fold over the belt. This will make the jumpsuit shorter by reducing the length of the torso. Although this jumpsuit came with a string belt, I put my own belt over it to securely tuck in even more fabric.
- Play around with the neckline and straps: Depending on the neckline of the jumpsuit there’s usually flexibility with how you can wear it. This one had buttons up the front and although I could have buttoned it all the way up, I left the top 3 buttons opened since it was more flattering that way. If your jumpsuit has straps an easy fix is to make a small knot with the strap or clothespin the straps in the back to make the jumpsuit sit higher on you.
Hope these easy hacks help next time you’re in an oversized jumpsuit dilemma!