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The Best Shoes For Jumpsuits

10 August 2015   |   12:25 pm

It’s not difficult to choose the best shoes for a jumpsuit, but it is essential. The wrong style can completely ruin the simplicity of your outfit. And, that would be a shame, considering how easy it is to pull together a great look with these one-piece wonders.

If you’re lucky enough to find a jumpsuit with such classic styling, then choosing the right shoes will seem simple by comparison: just follow the same rules you would for a comparable outfit composed of multiple pieces.

Loose, baggy or casual styles
Not all jumpsuits that are loose or baggy are casual in nature, but when they are, you’re footwear should be too. For styles like this, put your best foot forward in a pair of combat boots or other flat ankle boots. Short, heeled boots will also work, but look for a chunky heel as opposed to anything that’s too dressy. If the weather is too warm for boots, then sneakers are one of your next-best choices.

Shoes for dressy, gathered jumpsuits
With its gathered pants and draped top, this style of jumpsuit is also loose and baggy. But, unlike the style pictured above, this one has full-length pants. It’s also much dressier, which is good, because the length and fullness of this style really lends itself best to heels.

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Flats, unfortunately, would create a very unflattering silhouette for all but the tallest and thinnest among us. And even then, heels would still be the best choice.
You don’t have to go ultra-high. In fact, mid-height heels would be a great choice, and even the right low heels would work wonderfully.
As far as styles go, look for simple, low-cut pumps; strappy sandals; dressier wedge sandals or even simple slides.

Wide-leg jumpsuits
Easily one of the most popular styles, wide-leg jumpsuits are also one of the easiest styles to choose shoes for, since the shoes are basically buried beneath the hem of the pants. But just because they’re not on full display doesn’t mean you should wear just any old shoes.

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You want a style that can balance out the volume of the jumpsuit, and also one that is appropriate for the length of the pants. This will typically means heels, but the rules get a lot looser when it comes to which kind of heels you’ll want to look for.

They can be chunky, wedge or thin heels; mid-height or taller; and both sandals and pumps will work equally well.
A few styles for a jumpsuit like this would include platform slingback pumps; wedge-heeled sandals; and cage or wide-strapped dress sandals.

Let the time and setting of the occasion dictate whether you go for a pair of shoes that are dressy, or a style that is more on the casual side.

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