11 March 2016

The Perfect Playsuit For Your Body Shape

playsuit body shapes
Ah... playsuits! How we love you! A lazy girls bezzie, this all-in-one-outfit takes away all those 'does this skirt go with this top' moments. With all the cuteness of a dress, without the worries of a gust of wind blowing your way (#ICanSeeYourBum), I can seriously never get enough of these cute rompers in my wardrobe!

I'm a total believer in wearing whatever you want, but have you ever wondered what type of playsuit is most flattering for your bod? Whether your a perfect pair, an amiable apple, a ravishing rectangle or a hourglass hottie, read on for your ultimate romper....

Firstly, let's do a little bit of revision (don't worry, there is no algebra or learning Shakespeare quotes involved.) Here's a quick reminder of the four most common body shapes. For more of an in-depth guide, check out my piece on dressing for your body shape.

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- Alluring APPLE SHAPE: Larger bust and waist, smaller legs.
- Pretty PEAR SHAPE: Smaller waist and bust, narrow shoulders, larger hips, butt and thighs.
- Heavenly HOUR GLASS SHAPE: Equal bust and hips, cinches in to a narrow waist.
- Radiant RECTANGLE SHAPE: Straight up and down slim figure.

P.S. It is totally normal to be in-between these shapes! So if you're a pear- hour glass shape, for example, you can probably rock both styles I suggest!

Pear Shape

Culotte Jumpsuit
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Sexy, sophisticated and suitable for work and play, the culotte playsuit certainly gets my tick of approval. With a cinched-in shape that draws attention to your slim waist and a loose-fitting culotte style bottom to skim over your curves, this baby was practically created for a pear shape figure!

Off Shoulder Playsuit

Whether you opt for a cheeky cold shoulder piece or a full on shoulder show, the off-shoulder style will balance out your proportion to a tee. Opt for a piece with a cinched in waist for an extra hint of va va voom!

Apple Shape

Wrap Playsuit

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A saucy wrap shape will skim over your curves beautifully whilst showing off what ya momma gave you (boooobies). You can get away with short shorts! Team them with sky high wedges to show off those perfect pins!

V Neck Playsuit

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I'm a firm believer in working your assets, and yours are those gorgeous pins and full breasts! What better way to show them off than with a v neck piece? Opt for longer sleeves if showing your arms doesn't make you feel a million dollars.

Hour Glass Shape

Cinched Waist Playsuit

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Girrrlll... that waist **goes green with jealousy**. Draw attention to it with a playsuit that has cut out details or a belt. 

Fitted Playsuit

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 Those curves were made for flauntin', so show them off in a fitted jumpsuit. Not everyone has your perfect waist- hip ratio, after all!

Rectangle Shape
Frill & Ruffle Playsuit

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Ahh.. Jess, do you ever get it wrong? Rectangle babes can work over-sized ruffles with absolute perfection. Opt for deep V shoulder ruffles to enhance your bust or get that Kimmy K butt with ruffles on the shorts' hem. Zero butt lift required!

Maxi Playsuit 

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Erm.... wait a minuite...maxi playsuit? Surely that's just a jumpsuit!  Nope. The maxi playsuit is a jumpsuit with a flowing 'train' at the back, a bit like a mismatched, yet chic, lovechild of the playsuit and maxi dress. And they are set to be huge. Your slim and modelesque frame can pull of this baby as much as Beyonce can pull off hot pants! Practice your strut and watch that gorgeous train floooow!

How do you ladies like your playsuits? Do you like them as tight as your spanx or billowy and boho?



  1. Love your picks! Beautiful babe.
    Happy weekend.
    Xox, Raysa

  2. Awesome post! Lovely styles! Thanks for sharing! Have a fabulous weekend ahead doll!
    Much love, Len

  3. I'm a pear and I have trouble finding a playsuit that looks decent on me. I love the off the shoulder one in your outfit post. I'll have to try something like that. Beautiful picks!

  4. This is an amazing guide and yes, I think most of us have no clue what's our body shape, I mean I seriously have no idea. I think my upper body and lower body are quite proportionate but my waist ain't that small, it's 27 inches so maybe I'm a rectangle?

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    1. Actually you can be hour glass even if your waist is not too small. If it's 27 I think you are hour glass. Rectangle is a bit different.

  5. I definitely love the culotte version and the off shoulder version the best!
    This is such great advice! thanks!

  6. I like the playsuits that you picked!


  7. Great post! I love the helpful tips for the different body suits xx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. Yes, girl. This post is spot on! As an hourglass-er I HAVE to wear something that cinches at the waist or else I look like I'm walking around in my bed sheet!

  9. Some lovely suggestions! I love the ones that clinch in at the waist, however I do like a lovely floaty long one too :)

    I have a slender frame so I like to add shape, however I don't mind wearing baggier lounge wear as it's just so comfortable on holiday especially when it's oh so hot.

    Great post!

    Laura xx

  10. I love boho, but only in summer. Winter and snow - this is not the boho style. Beautiful choice. I like everything.

  11. Such amazing tips for all the body size! I used to think I can't wear play suit because it doesn't look flattering on me but I guess it's because I wore the wrong one that doesn't suit me. x

  12. I'm definitely billowy and boho. And that's because I fall somewhere in between pear and rectangular shaped girls. Boho look is really super flattering on me and I can't wait to try this new maxi trend. Thanks for sharing these great styles.


  13. Love this!

    XO, Jessi

  14. Love that yellow jacket with the romper!

    Love and Peace,
    Dakota D.

  15. Great romper inspiration! :)

    I'm not a fan of rompers (much too fussy to wear when you need to go to the bathroom, haha!) but can't deny they do look really pretty :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  16. Such awesome guide! Thanks so much for sharing. So on point here.

    ~ Styleccentric Fashion' | BLOGLOVIN

    xo, Alyssa

  17. I don't think I've ever worn a playsuit! I adore them on others but I just don't think I could pull them off myself! I don't have the confidence. :P x x This is a really helpful guide, though - I'm a typical hour-glass and I'd love to wear that playsuit, if I was brave enough! x x x


  18. This is a great post. I especially like the fitted and maxi playsuit.

    xo Yvonne

  19. Perfect fashion tips and cool selection!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  20. Such a good post! I love playsuits :)


  21. Great post! This jumpsuits are so on trend right now but I'm always a bit unsure of how they should look on my body type! Thanks!

    Hugs and love,

  22. I love this selection of jumpsuits Rachel! The mint one with ruffles is beyond gorgeous! Thanks for the tips and the inspo!;) Have an amazing weekend!

  23. That blue wrap is super pretty! I'd love to wear something like that, looks great for shorter people too!

    Macarons and Mischief

  24. Amazing looks!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase

  25. This is so informative
    I love wearing playsuit but i dont know sometimes if it fits my body shape

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

  26. What a great post! I just love all these rompers! So fun and perfect for the spring weather that is just around the corner!

    xo, Jennifer

  27. Wow, this is such an amazing post. I love is how you show the different betweens the shapes. I think this is also a great way to know which style suite your body.
    Great post and thanks for sharing.
    Keep inspiring dear.

    Happy Sunday!

  28. I just love wearing playsuits and your selection is gorgeous! Perfect for summer!

  29. This is absolutely amazing! I’m obsessed. Have an amazing new week. :)

    Style For Mankind

  30. First of all, congrats on your new blog layout! It looks so clean and stylish, especially with the new banner design. I love your playsuit selections, you look gorgeous in the white version and you've just reminded me of Viva Luxury's blog with that red-playsuit image of her! :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

  31. I really need to buy myself one this summer! Lovely recommendations!

  32. Great rompers. I love them all! Thanks for classifying them !

  33. Great post and tips Rachel! Amazing, really great info and perfect playsuit cuts for any body shapes! Super useful! Have a nice week ahead!

  34. AMAZING!

  35. This is such a helpful post! Some really lovely playsuits here, thanks for sharing! :) x

    Much love,
    Marianne x

  36. Love the flower fitted playsuit!

    xo, mikéla /

  37. ooh I have an hourglass shape and I have a couple of those in my closet. its so great for spring and summer.


  38. Thank you for this post! Totally love it!


  39. Love how you broke down these looks by body shape! So many sweet playsuits!

  40. I definitely love a good playsuit! I haven't worn one in ages, but these are all super cute! I might just be in the market for a new one now, haha!

    Stephanie ● Sartorial Diner

  41. I'm definitely a v-neck and fitted type of playsuit person!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  42. These options are amazing! Playsuits are so fun and cute, but I definitely have a hard time finding one that's flattering on my body. Definitely saving this page!


  43. Love all these picks! Such an amazing tips!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  44. Really good tips! I didn't even know there were maxi playsuits so that was really refreshing to see!


  45. GREAT ideas lady!! Love all these rompers... but so cool how you break down the cuts and styles according to body type. hope your weekend was awesome!!!!

    All the Cute

  46. Ok I'm obsessed with all of these!! And I'm needing some warm weather to wear them!

  47. these are some great tips, thanks for sharing

  48. Great post!

  49. Very interesting post! Thanks for sharing beautiful

  50. Love this post!

  51. Great post, love all the ideas! I've had my eye on that frothy turquoise one Jess is wearing for so long, it's soooo gorgeous!

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion Blog

  52. People ought to know their body shape, this is very enlightening, thank you so much for sharing dear. I am not sure if I am apple shape or hourglass, am still trying to figure that out.

  53. Great post! Thanks for sharing! xx

  54. Great post doll, love the pics!

    Alice Cerea,

  55. I love jumpsuits and rompers!
    Great tips and suggestions, hun! :D

  56. Amazing post dear. Thanks for sharing this great tips:)

  57. Dear Rachel, thanks a lot for another very helpful and inspiring post! I have to admit that I didn't think before about the optimal cut for my body shape (I have even to admit that I'm still not sure what body shape I have ;) ). And therefore your post is an eye opener for me and now I'm sensitzed in this context. As yes, I love it to wear playsuit! Enjoy the new week!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  58. It's great that you have made recommendations for each body shape. The off-the-shoulder jumpsuits are my faves

  59. These are all beautiful!


  60. Oh I loooove rompers!!! And I have to say I like every single one of these rompers featuring in this post. You did an amazing job with the tips and suggestions, you showed that there's a romper for every body shape and they all look super fresh and trendy!

  61. Even though I love the playsuits, I don't think I've found the perfect one yet. I never shop according to my body shape, I guess this is the mistake I make all the time. I am pear or hourglass, I can't really decide which one :) xx

    Ela BellaWorld

  62. Oh my a playsuit how fun!! I need one of these.

    Allie of

  63. Great tips! Rompers are my fave summer outfit!

  64. Thanks for your fashion tips, Rachel! I think you'll rock in all types of playsuits because they are so befitting to the sunny YOU! Have a fab week hun :)

    xoxo, Aldora
    Aldora Muses – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog | Instagram

  65. this post has so much inspiration and lots of useful information, rachel. I'm a pear shape, now I learn my types are culotte and off the shoulder. Thanks so much for sharing babe, have a great week ahead!

    -Lily from With Love Lily Rose

  66. Was just reading this and thinking, I'm none of these, maybe a mix of two bahahaha! I love this post though, great starting point for someone a little weary of this style (I know it intimidates me sometimes).



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