I love jumpsuits but it’s hard for me to shop for them because I have a petite figure and am only 5’4″. Lauren by Ralph Lauren gifted me this navy jumpsuit and even the size 0 was big on me. Luckily, I’ve learned some hacks to make jumpsuits more fitting and flattering on any petite figure.
3 Hacks to Alter a Jumpsuit Without Altering it
- Hem or cuff in the pant legs: It is 100x worth it to get your jeans or pants that are too long hemmed. Since I didn’t have time to hem this one, 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 cuff together. I don’t recommend this as a long-term solution, but it works well as a a quick fix. 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 some 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 because it was more flattering on me. If your jumpsuit comes with straps a very easy fix is making a small knot with the strap or clothes pinning some of the straps to the back of the top to make the jumpsuit sit higher on you.
Hope these hacks help next time you’re in an oversized jumpsuit dilemma!