Jumpsuits 1 (Casual)

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

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

Quote of the day: “The superior man is modes in his speech, but exceeds in his actions” Confucius

I think there is probably as much controversy on jumpsuits as there is on the open shoulder shirts! Maybe for differing reasons (like the ability to go to the bathroom in a hurry), but I’m sure by this stage in the game, we all realize there are pros & cons to everything in life. I will admit that I was one of those women in the “no” corner regarding jumpsuits and I didn’t even have one. So when Samantha, of Fake Fabulous, challenged me to style us all in the one-piece garments, I realized I needed to try it before I gave it the thumbs down.

I ordered all of us different jumpsuits on ThredUp for a mere $20 or so for each of them. If you haven’t heard of the site, it’s basically an online thrift store. I’ve also used them to recycle some of my clothes and got paid to do it. This is not a sponsored post, and I didn’t get anything for this bragging, but as a woman who loves a deal, I think it’s a great way to find pieces for your closet. The site allows you to look for certain items by size, brand, color & even price, so especially if you’re looking for something in particular…it’s much easier. They even allow returns, which is quite convenient. If you are interested in checking them out, make sure to use the code http://www.thredup.com/r/E2KHKQ  since then you’ll get a $10 credit (and so will I). And if you are a first time buyer with them, you can also receive 40% off your first order with the code BOL6TUSL. Saving money is such a good thing!

I started with us going for the casual around town look in our jumpsuits.

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Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: This wasn’t my first attempt at buying a jumpsuit. I had originally bought one at ASOS to try, but it didn’t work at all–the color was wrong, the fit wasn’t great, but let me tell you the return was super easy. When I saw this one, I wasn’t sure it’d work because it was a strapless version. So I decided to add ribbon as straps to cover the bra straps. I even made them snap in the front so they’d be easier to take on & off; however, I found I really don’t need the snaps…the straps slide down my shoulders just fine when I need to take it off.

For my casual look, I paired this jumpsuit with flats (maybe a tad too matchy-matchy?) and a denim shirt for anyplace with A/C. The earrings are tatted….I found them at a textile exhibit!

Jumpsuit: G by Giuliana–Thred Up (similar here in B&W)~~Blouse: Gap (similar here)~~Shoes: Banana Republic (similar here in a lighter blue)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here in a crochet)

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy was the most excited about this category. She loves jumpsuits and had quite a few in her past. The first one I bought (from ThredUp) was a failure because it ended up being too voluminous. I tried to alter it but to no avail. Since Nancy is short waisted, we really needed to get a petite version. So I went shopping and found this one which only needed a slight alteration where it snaps in the front (you can see it a little better in the next post of the series).

One of my favorite details about this jumpsuit is the ruching at the ankle. We added denim to Nancy’s casual look, and went with the white sneakers! This would be one of those easy to convert to an evening look with just a change of shoes & jewelry!

Jumpsuit: WHBM (similar here in burgundy but only a couple sizes left or here in black)~~Jacket: Merona (similar here with a lace insert and on sale or here-could be the same one but it’s only in a XXL)~~Shoes: Keds (here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: When I ordered this for mom, I knew the size would be big on her, but I also knew the color would look fantastic with her complexion. I figured she’d be more apt to actually wear it since it had a little upper arm coverage. Luckily mom is amazing when it comes to sewing and alterations because she basically remade the thing! There’s a zipper in the back that is hard for her reach herself, so she tried switching the zipper to the side seam. Well that didn’t work, so it’s back in the back!

We left the belt that came with it on for this post, and ended up tying it in the back!

Jumpsuit: Eloquii-Thred Up (similar here in blue)~~Shoes: Hippopotamus (similar here with an espadrille heel)~~Scarf: (similar here an infinity version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here crazy expensive, but all I could find similar)

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

The link up parties I participate in can be found here!

Jumpsuits come in all shapes, styles & colors—I’ll start with some more casual ones here (and don’t be afraid of strapless—it’s super easy to add straps to it). And if you don’t love sleeveless, you can always wear a tee under it):

  • Kathleen McDermott

    All very appealing. Yours is so cute on you (it’s a “sunjumpsuit”) and I love your sandals. Nancy looks chic and sporty in hers and I love the ruching at the ankle. Charlotte looks very elegant in hers. With a dressy heel and necklace, I could see hers at a wedding or some such fancy gathering. While I like jumpsuits (full-length ones on ladies of a certain age), I’ve never worn one as I’m 5’7″ and a tad long-waisted and have trouble finding a one-piece garment like this to fit me. Plus, I drink water like crazy and am too lazy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      My mom has the same complaint about the whole bathroom thing. In fact, I just took this one to the consignment store for her since she just won’t wear it!!!

  • PetiteOver40

    Jodie, these three jumpsuits are so cute on you ladies! I can’t remember if I sent you the picture of Bette Davis in her jumpsuit from the 1930s, but yours reminds me so much of her outfit! You classic lady, you!

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I haven’t seen that picture, Sherry! Just like what my mom ALWAYS says–styles come around again & again!!

  • Love all of your style!!!! U guys are amazing!!! Love your jumpsuit!!! Love the print! I love how Nancy styled her jumpsuit with denim jacket ! I love the colour of your moms Jumpsuit!!!
    here is my latest post! please have a look!! https://afashionholicslife.blogspot.com/2016/07/reasons-to-clean-your-closet.html

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the compliments Qazi!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    I owned one jumpsuit in my life, back when Mark and I first married in 1987. It was blue and white striped and sleeveless. I will say it was comfy, great for summer and casual. I’m not sure if I would ever own one again, but hey never say never. These are cute on you gals and I can’t wait to see what else you do with them. – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it amazing how just a piece of clothing can bring back memories, Amy!!
      I’m sure I wouldn’t have one in my closet except for this challenge, but I have been surprised at how much I’ve liked it the few times I’ve worn it!

  • dan

    At last I have found something I don’t have in my closet!! 🙂 I have seen very beautiful jumpsuits in shops but, as far as I remember I never bought one. I have the feeling that they aren’t comfortable in everyday’s life …

    Your mom has found the perfect colour! It really suits her…and your sandals are delightful, but my favourite outfit today is Nancy’s!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I didn’t think I’d like the whole idea either, Dan. But I’m here to say I was wrong—mine, at least, is quite comfortable and I really like it. Definitely not my idea, but I’m glad I tried it!!

  • Hi Jodie, these are so cute. I would love to style a jumpsuit but I’m a short girl and they just don’t fit right unless I have them tailored which is not going to happen lol. Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays! Stumbled, pinned, tweeted, shared

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I feel like everything I buy needs some kind of alteration–of course, it’s much easier now that I’ve learned to do most of it myself. Thanks!!

  • Jumpsuits are awesome. This just proves that you can wear them at any age!!! I love it, such a great post, Jodie!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Joti!! They do make decisions easier!!

  • I don’t believe there is an age limit to jumpsuits. They are fantastic at any age as proven in these photos! Beautiful!

    xx, Elise

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Elise! I know my mom wasn’t excited to wear it—but I’m hoping the more she realizes how good it looks, she’ll feel differently!

  • Hungry Caramella

    I’m lovin’ jumpsuits and these are all so lovely! I especially like Charlotte’s!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much—I think the color is fun and different especially against her skin!!

  • Really lovely jumpsuits. Nancy looks so on trend with the minimal look. Gemma x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks—I do think Nancy’s jumpsuit is a winner!!

  • Judy Gramith

    So the jumpsuit gauntlet was thrown down and the 3 lovely damsels met the challenge with creativity and grace.
    I think the jumpsuit can be a tricky fashion statement. “FIT” is the biggest hurdle to overcome because your dealing with a waist and crotch that don’t give much leeway. You can end up with a baggy booty look or a creeping into the cranny look and never hit the perfect fit spot.
    Given those issues I think you nailed this one ladies! Pretty colors, nice accessories, skillfully mastered alterations and darling results all around!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think you hit the nail on the head Jude—fit is the most important factor.
      But I really think you can say that about all clothing—the jumpsuit just has more fit points since it cover the entire body–ha ha!
      Thanks for the vote of confidence—I’ve tactfully been surprised at how much I like mine!

  • You know, I have been hunting for a jumpsuit for a couple of years now. I found a thrifted ASOS dressy one, but I want a casual one. #thehuntcontinues
    You’re right, that color is amazing on your mom!
    In this casual version of styling, your mom’s is my fave! But I do love your sandals…and Nancy’s WHBM jumpsuit, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Have you tried thredup? They did have quite a few options?
      but I have no fear you’ll find one—-you are quite the shopper!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I haven’t worn a jumpsuit since my mid 20’s, but I found a palazo pants style one this year and hadn’t worn it yet, not enough date nights lately.. I am planning to wear it on the cruise one night for dinner… I currently don’t like my hips and butt in it, so fingers crossed the weight loss changes that…I hope it ‘s not a mistake with the drinking I am sure to be doing , lol. I love these, Nancy’s styled with the denim and white sneakers was quite a surprise and I loved it!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You should definitely let us see it Tracey!! I’m sure it looks wonderful—I think we are our worst critics sometimes!!
      Your cruise is going to be so, so fun!!

  • I love wearing casual jumpsuits. This is my favorite way to style them


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle—I think it’s a great ageless style and I have to admit…you wear it so well!!

  • Candace

    Love these jumpsuits! Yours is my favorite. I’m in love with those cobalt sandals…oh my goodness! It’s tricky to find the right jumpsuit. I have long lanky legs :/


    • Jodie Filogomo

      You’re exactly right Candace—the trick is finding the right jumpsuit for your body—but really, I think that’s the challenge for almost every piece of clothing. Alterations seem like my middle name at times!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • All three are gorgeous! I’m on board with the jumpsuit trend and I love seeing the different ways to wear them. Love those Banana Republic shoes!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t the fringe sandals so cute? I was going to get the heels, but now that I’m retired, I end up wearing flats a little more !
      Thanks for the nice words…I really appreciate it!

  • love how jumpsuits can be worn at every age! very stylish!

    cute & little

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kileen!! I guess I would consider them ageless now that I’ve tried them!!

  • Charlotte Miller

    Well I did wear the jumpsuit but I tacked the ruffles on the sleeves together to cover more of my arms. Worked out well.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Brilliant mom!!

  • Mother Daughter

    Back years ago I wore jumpsuits a lot but haven’t really looked at them for quite a while. You have done a super job at styling the three you picked, and I love those shoes you have on.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s exactly what Nancy said when I told her the plan awhile ago!!
      She loved them because they were easy to style!! You?

      • Mother Daughter

        I don’t think it is a style I will be going back to. lol

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I think my mom agrees with you Victoria!! But I am glad I gave it a go—for now, I like mine!!

  • YES!!
    The jumpsuits are finally here…I have been waiting for years (it feels like it, anyway :oP).
    Where do I start?
    Your mum looks great, it’s just like a pretty dress (with legs) and the colour is a winner.
    Those butterfly sleeves really make a pretty statement.
    How did she feel about it?

    Nancy is SMASHING it here, I love the gutties and the denim.
    She looks right at home in that outfit.
    Th colour is a winner on her too.

    And Jodie, you are gorgeous in your stripes!!
    i love the blue, and the addition of that chunky necklace really makes you look “dressed” as opposed to beach-ready.
    Cute shoes too.
    3 great looks…. proving that any style can be worn by anyone, of any age and any shape!
    You just need to put your mind to it.
    Great job!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I feel like it took ages too Samantha. Of course the first jumpsuit I bought for Nancy and me didn’t work out —so there’s that. And then mom had to basically remake hers and there were some alterations for Nancy & me—times just flies, you know!!
      I think mom’s looks great, but she still thinks it’s too hard to go to the bathroom in it (she is a stubborn German, you know—ha ha)
      Nancy is ecstatic about hers (as you’ll read in the next post) and I’m happy to admit I really like mine! I even wore it on a date awhile back—see…it’s good to explore and be challenged! And finding the right style & silhouette is the key for everything. Speaking of—did you ever find any good fitting culottes?
      Thanks to you and your craziness (said with love!)
      And thanks for the push—it really is more fun to be adventuresome!!

  • Really loving the pretty aqua jumpsuit! I am so short but need to try one and just get it tailored. Also love ThredUP! Thanks for linking up with the Trend Spin Linkup!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—well the three of us are all short too (I’m 5’2″, Nancy’s 5’0″ and mom is 5’4″) and funny how that’s the only thing we didn’t have to change on these!!
      Of course Nancy’s jumpsuit is a petite which helped!!

  • Laura

    I’ve been wanting to add a jumpsuit to my closet because I love the chicness of them. This post couldn’t have come at a better time! I think you styled all of these perfectly! I love how the jumpsuit looks on your mom especially with the pretty ruffles and gorgeous color! I’ve been debating adding ribbon straps to my off the shoulder top like you did just so I can wear a regular bra. It turned out well!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Adding the straps was much easier than I thought–especially using ribbon (since I didn’t have to hem the sides)!
      I’ve been surprised at how much I like my jumpsuit—I even wore it out for a date! Nancy loves hers too, but mom keeps complaining about the logistics of it (at least 2 out of 3 isn’t bad–ha ha)!

  • That ribbon idea is brilliant! I need to try that.

    I think my favourite is yours. Love the colours.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzanne!!
      Really, the strap idea was mine, but mom gave me the ribbons. I thought I’d just use some scrap material, but she said the ribbon would be simpler. I didn’t have to sew the edges or anything!!

  • I think you all look fabulous but I must confess myst favourite is Nancy’s with the denim jacket and white sneakers! She looks so cute! LOVE the way you’ve created the straps – I think I might just have to try that in the future!
    Gorgeous girls, as usual, Jodie 🙂
    Suzy x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Suzy!!
      Adding the straps was much easier than I thought—and to think I’ve been so negative on strapless for so long—how silly!!
      I think Nancy’s look is so fun—I might have to wear my jumpsuit with my silver sneakers!!

      • I’d like to see that too, Jodie 😀
        It’s funny that I would never have thought to wear jumpsuits with sneakers but it looks fab!!
        Suzy xx

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I’m the same way—but this blogging thing has definitely made me rethink so many of my previous conceptions!! And it’s so fun, right?