Saturday, April 4, 2009

Jump Into Spring

Jumpsuits and rompers were seen all over the Spring 2009 runways and have been spotted on various celebrities. Jumpers have been in style for the past couple of years now but show no signs of going away any time soon. Jumpsuits are a one-piece garment with pants attached at the bottom. Rompers are also a one-piece garment but with shorts attached at the bottom instead. Jumpers are sleeveless dresses which are typically worn over a shirt. I will feature some images of these items below.

Jumpers:

Printed Jumper Dress, $12.99, shown in ocean current; also available in mandarin, sizes xsmall-medium, aeropostale.com

Metallic Stripe Jumper, $19.99, available in sizes S-XXL, alloy.com
Modal Terry Jumper Dress, $46.19, shown in black; also available in carribean and rouge red, sizes X-Small-Large, bebe.com

Denim Jumper, $26.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Fair Isle Jumper, $13.49, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Fair Isle Pocket Jumper, $13.49, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.ccm

Wavy Knit Jumper, $12.49, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Eyelet Jumper, $29.99, available in sizes S-L, charlotterusse.com

Erica Sweater Jumper, $19.99, available in sizes XS and S, delias.com

Rubbish Racerback Knit Dress, $38.00, shown in phantom; also available in heather and black, sizes X-Small-Large, nordstrom.com

Terry Jumper, $39.00, shown in candy apple; also available in white, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

To wear a jumper during the warmer weather to come, either layer it over a short-sleeved t-shirt or just wear it by itself. Then pair it with some gladiator sandals, a fabulous pair of earrings, and a necklace. To wear a jumper on a cooler day, layer it over a sweater with a pair of tights and some slouch boots. If you're going for a preppy school girl look, wear your jumper over a button-down blouse and pair it with some knee high socks, ballet flats, a headband, and a tote or messenger bag. Another cool look to try out with a jumper is pairing it with some ripped jeans (article on ripped denim coming soon!).

Jumpsuits:

Glam Jumpsuit, $48.50, available in sizes 1-11, alloy.com

Knit Tube Jumpsuit, $48.00, shown in cobalt; also available in olive and spice, sizes XS-L, ardenb.com

Seamless Ankle Jumpsuit, $32.00, shown in grey; also available in black, ardenb.com

Terry Smocked Tube Jumpsuit, $25.49, available in sizes Xsmall-Large, babyphat.com

Aqua Strapless Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit, $58.00, available in sizes X Small-Large, bloomingdales.com

Colorblock Knit Jumpsuit, $34.00, shown in heather grey/yellow; also available in black/green, sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Origami Jumpsuit, $38.00, shown in magenta/navy; also available in bronze/black, sizes X-Small-Large, forever21.com

Sweater Knit Jumpsuit, $34.00, shown in purple; also available in black, sizes X-Small-Medium, forever21.com

BCX Tie-Waist Sleeveless Knit jumpsuit, $48.00, available in sizes S-L, macys.com

Rocawear "Back to Black" Jumpsuit, $45.99, available in sizes M and L, macys.com

Go International Jumpsuit Ebony, $34.99, available in sizes X-Small-Large, target.com

Terry Strapless Jumpsuit, $19.99, shown in java; also available in black and white, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Necklace Halter Jumpsuit, $29.50, available in sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Jumpsuits, like harem pants, can be difficult to pull off. I would suggest wearing a jumpsuit with some high-heeled shoes, a pair of chandelier earrings, and some bangles. To make a jumpsuit look more sophisticated, try styling your hair in an updo. If you want a more casual look, simply wear your hair down or even add a hat for fun.

Rompers:

Convertible Gauze Short, $9.99, shown in white; also available in black, sizes S and M, alloy.com

Cricket Romper, $58.00, available in sizes SX-L, anthropologie.com

Denim Halter Romper, $48.00, available in sizes S-L, ardenb.com

Front Zip Denim Romper, $58.00, shown in white; also available in vintage, sizes 1-15, ardenb.com

Twist Strap Cover-Up Romper, $49.00, shown in fuchsia; also available in black, sizes X-Small-Large, bebe.com

Hooded Romper, $36.50, shown in new dawn; also available in spring night, sizes XS-XL, gap.com

I Heart Ronson Romper, $24.99, available in sizes X-Small-Large, jcpenney.com

ING Knotted Strap Knit Romper, $38.00, shown in sapphire; also available in black, sizes S-L, macys.com

ING Strapledd Knit Romper, $38.00, shown in fuschia; also available in black and gold, sizes S-L, macys.com

Roxy "Doin' the Jive" Linen Romper, $59.50, available in sizes XS-XL, macys.com

Insight Stripe Romper, $54.99, available in sizes x-small-large, urbanoutfitters.com

Garment-Dyed Linen Button-Front Romper, shown in coastal blue; also available in sweet plum, sizes 0-14, victoriassecret.com

Cover-Up Romper, $24.00, shown in lime; also available in white and black, sizes XS-L, victoriassecret.com

Organic Button-Front Romper, $26.00, shown in pink cupid; also available in white diamond, sizes S-L, victoriassecret.com

Terry Cover-Up Romper, $24.00, shown in coral; also availabe in black, sizes XS-L, victoriassecret.com

Terry Romper, $34.99, shown in navy; also available in white, sizes XS-XL, victoriassecret.com

Bubble Hem Tube Romper, $14.99, shown in orange; also available in yellow, sizes XS-XL, wetseal.com

Rompers look great when worn as a beach cover-up. To wear a romper on the beach or at the pool, put it on over your bathing suit and add some flip flops and sunglasses. To wear a romper for lounging around the house or to hang out with friends, pair it with either flip flops or sneakers, a necklace, and bangles.


I hope you found the styling tips I've provided for pulling off these trends helpful. If you have any more ideas on how to wear jumpers, jumpsuits, or rompers; let me know. E-mail me at Charmed42787@gmail.com or contact me through myspace.

5 comments:

Kadian said...

I love spring season... cool colored and floral printed dresses are best for spring... I got a sundress from Charlotte Russe...

Tara said...

Hi Kadian! Thank you for commenting. Cool colors and floral prints are definitely appropriate for Spring.

Cursed♪♫ said...

Hi!
God. It's been ages. Where have you been? Glad to see you back on my blog. ♥♥
Long post!! :D
Loved those hair bands! They were awesome!!!
Good post, as usual I can say!
Hehe!
Take Care.
Do come back again.

Tara said...

It's good to be back on your blog! Sorry for being MIA as far as commenting goes. School and some real life drama had me preoccupied. But I'm off from school for the summer right now and things have settled down. You can expect me to be around more often from now on. :)

I'm glad you liked my posts.

I'll definitely be talking to you again soon. :)

Esther said...

Love the article,loved the photos...these are great finds. I might try and make one of them for myself, I always loved jumpsuits :)