Jumpsuits 3 (Smart)

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Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jumpsuits for the 50’s, 60’s, & 70’s: The Smart Version

Quote of the day: “A charming woman doesn’t follow the crowd.  She is herself ”  Loretta Young

I may have expounded on what I considered about the pros & cons regarding these jumpsuits in the last two posts (the casual view here and the dressy view here). But the very best feature about the jumpsuit is the characteristic that it’s one and done like a dress. Now I may have put a jacket over them in this post, but the nice thing is you don’t have to worry if your top portion matches the bottom portion of your outfit! It’s easy that way!

The disadvantage that I’ve always heard about the item, is the work it takes to pull it all down for a trip to the bathroom. And I can certainly see the point. But the reality of that statement is it truly depends on the fit & style of the jumpsuit you’re wearing. So if you’re looking for an easy to style item like a dress, yet don’t want to expose your legs, the jumpsuit could be a fabulous alternative. Like I’ve learned—never say never!

This time the three of us tried for a more business oriented look with our jumpsuits. To me, what this means is adding a jacket or sweater over top!

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: You can tell I am my mother’s child with the matchingness of this blazer to the jumpsuit. Maybe it’s too much? I think my grey blazer would have been nice too! It might have toned down the brightness somewhat. Or maybe even navy?

The necklace pendant is reversible (the other side is a teal blue with a blue center as seen here) and was made by a friend’s husband. Although he doesn’t have anything just like it right now available, he does make beautiful jewelry and and sculptures. If you’re interested, his website can be linked here.

Jumpsuit: G by Giuliana–Thred Up (similar here in B&W)~~Blazer: H&M (similar here slightly longer version or here in a shorter version)~~Shoes: Newport News(similar here)~~NecklaceBill Poliseo (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: This black & white jacket is such a perfect accompaniment to this jumpsuit. I left the jacket open for the pictures, but it’s just a nice when it’s clasped shut.

The earrings and necklace are a matching set. It’s definitely easier when you have a set, but it’s also fun to break them up and wear them with other pieces! Since we were going for a more serious vibe in this post…I figured matching was fine!!

Jumpsuit: WHBM (similar here in burgundy but only a couple sizes left or here in black)~~Blazer: Chicos (similar here in an ikat print or here in polka dots or here in stripes)~~Shoes: Alex Marie (similar here as a wedge)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: I think it’s interesting how putting a jacket over the ruffles of the sleeves makes it seem less feminine. This jacket is shorter and a linen blend so I thought it’d be perfect for the summer months. We all know that the A/C in most buildings require some kind of coverage!

Mom had this belt picked out almost as soon as I had given her the jumpsuit! It looks like a scarf, but it’s actually made to be a belt since it’s been threaded through gold rings in the back portion! I like how it adds a nice bit of color to the overall outfit!

Jumpsuit: Eloquii-Thred Up (similar here in blue)~~Jacket: (similar here a moto version, but great deal)~~Shoes: Hush Puppies (similar here with a buckle)~~Belt: (similar here not exactly but floral)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

I really am so glad you stopped by—please take a moment and say hello in the comments—I cherish each & every one of them!

Jodie’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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Here’s some fun print jumpsuits under $100. I know many women steer away from prints, but visually they can be very stunning. What do you think?

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I really like the jackets you paired with your pantsuit and Nancy’s. You could always do navy or burgundy or black if you wanted to be more subdued with your pantsuit. I would like Charlotte’s lovely floral sash (secret belt) at her neck and a deeper or darker colored jacket with her pantsuit. I think a metallic jacket or sweater would also be fabulous.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really like your suggestions Kathleen…of course, it might mean I need to get a burgundy jacket, LOL!!
      I don’t even think my mom had a metallic jacket—so I might have to suggest it to her, because they are quite versatile. It’s so fabulous to hear your thoughts of different options—sometimes I think I get stuck in a rut about what to pair together!!!
      XOXO

      • Kathleen McDermott

        A lurex short, waist or long cardigan would be nice too. I love subtle shimmer and shine in fabrics!

  • CathyLynchLawdanski

    Great looks! Love Nancy’s jacket! Congratulations on being #overthemoon’s most viewed link this week. Thanks for linking with us!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Cathy!!

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    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Marilyn!!
      It must be the wonderful advice you gave me about the pictures—I really appreciate it!
      And I have the badge on my sidebar (I just keep it up all the time, since the first time)—is that okay?

  • I like the color and style of Nancy’s outfit. Since I fall in her age group I guess that is acceptable! Good to see you at #OverTheMoon!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Marilyn!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I hadn’t thought about how easy jumpsuits would be to dress up or down until your series here! The idea of its ease and the point you made about how it’s like wearing a dress — “one and done” — is very attractive to me, especially as someone who has to push herself to wear dresses. 🙂 And, as petite women, one advantage for what you’ve done here is create that line from top to bottom that makes you look so tall!

    Oh! And I like your jacket! I think it works well with the jumpsuit, especially for the office!

    – Sherry
    http://www.petiteover40.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really wouldn’t have thought about it either. But really, much of my thought process is all about the good & bad about something. Even if I absolutely love something, I’m always open to the negative aspects of it. And these jumpsuits run the gamut on good & bad!

  • sue

    Oh I love jumpsuits Jodie I have a black and white one and live in it during Summer. Love the colours in your post especially the purple. thanks for sharing with us at #OvertheMoon

    • Jodie Filogomo

      The jumpsuits sure make decisions easier!! Thanks for the love!

  • Much as I love the three of you in these jumpsuits, this is my least favourite of the looks.
    I think it is because I am not a big fan of formalwear, generally.
    (Too stuffy for me)
    Great ideas though! (I especially like the colour of your jacket)
    I do hope you do another all-in-one trio of looks….maybe dungarees or pinafore-style dresses?
    Nancy, especially, looks right at home in this kind of thing….:oP
    I always look forward to your inspiration.
    XXX
    Samantha
    http://www.fakefabulous.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      It does seem that most readers liked the dressy looks the best. Maybe that’s the usual for most jumpsuits?
      Thanks for the honest opinion—-I truly have to thank you for the wonderful inspiration, Samantha!!
      Nancy is especially grateful since she now has her reunion outfit!!
      We’ll see about another all-in-one looks—grin, smirk, ha!!

  • Mother Daughter

    I like all three of these looks. And Jodie I would have gone with the bright blue jacket myself. I like all of the jewelry also and the belt. Great looks.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Victoria for the vote of confidence!! I appreciate it!

  • Really enjoyed the jumpsuit series, Jodie you look stunning in this one, I love the blazer over the jumpsuit. Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gemma!
      I have been surprised how much I like this jumpsuit, but I’m not sure I’d get another one. We’ll see….

  • I’ve enjoyed looking at the three post’s showing how to wear an item three ways Jodie. Such a great idea for your readers. You have all done such a marvellous job styling these looks x
    http://www.vanityandmestyle.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Laurie!
      I think I wanted to show an item three ways for many reasons. One being when I buy something new, I want to know my options of styling it! Besides, in real life, we do wear an item more than once, right?

  • Good call pairing them with the jackets!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!! To me that’s the easiest for most things—just add a jacket!!

  • You all look lovely but it’s Nancy that wins my vote for #1. Love the mix of black and white with the purple jumpsuit. The pattern of yours makes your outfit so perfect for you and the mix of colors in Charlotte’s outfit is fabulous for summer.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Nancy was so excited when I found this jumpsuit—I mean, it looked good online…but even better on her!! Isn’t that just the best?

  • All three of you look fabulous!

    Jodie, I love the print of your jumpsuit!
    Nancy’s black and white jacket is perfect for her jumpsuit!
    Charlotte’s outfit is striking in turquoise and the sash really ties it together!

    You go girls!!!

    ❤️carmen

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Carmen!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Great looks, Jodie. I think matching is okay once in a while. Sometimes I think as bloggers we think we have to come up with things way outside the box and maybe that is true in the fashion world, but we are gearing our blogs towards real women, with real figures and real wardrobes and I think some women are still old school, like me and like their outfits to be a bit more matchy….so kudos to your beautiful blue blazer. Ha, ha. All these outfits and their jackets are perfect for work, appointments or even shopping with friends. Thanks for posting these jumpsuit options. Someday, I may have to invest in one, again, now that I know how to style them, thanks to you! Have a great weekend! – Amy
    http://stylingrannymama.com/

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re absolutely right Amy! Most “real” women do like to match at least somewhat…besides it is easier that way too!
      I’m certainly glad I bought this jumpsuit—I’ve worn it a couple times and gotten such nice compliments on it—I guess it does stand out quite a bit (and considering it was only $20—I’ve gotten my money’s worth).
      Nancy absolutely loves her jumpsuit and since she’ll be wearing it to her reunion—I know it’ll get a lot of love.
      Mom isn’t quite as enthralled with hers due to the back zipper—but 2 out of 3 isn’t bad, right?
      Thanks for giving us such great support….I really do appreciate it!