One Little Black Jumpsuit Styled Two Ways

Jump Suiting into June’s Ageless Style Linkup

Can you believe it’s June already? And it’s time for June’s installment of the Ageless Style Link-up. This month we’re styling jumpsuits and I’m showing you how I styled one little black jumpsuit (LBJ) in two ways.

One Jumpsuit Styled Two Ways ||  #plussizefashion #blackjumpsuitfordaytime #jumpsuitfornight #jumpsuitfortheoffice #summerfashion #agelesstyle

What’s This “Link-up” I Speak Of?

The Ageless Style Linkup is a group of 10 fashion bloggers over the age of 40. We take one fashion theme on the first Tuesday of each month and style it in our own unique way, proving that style has no age limit. Style is as unique as the woman wearing it!

If you’re a blogger, join the party and link your own fashion blog posts at the end of this post. And if you’re looking for style inspiration, visits any or all of my co-hosts linked below.

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A Jumpsuit Addiction

Last summer I had no jumpsuits and this season I might have a small addiction to them. If you’re only going to have one jumpsuit make it a black jumpsuit. It’s a fun and trendy version of a little black dress.

Summer is about to ramp up but I’m not sure Indiana’s weather is going to cooperate. It’s been raining like crazy here. But this past Sunday was my and  The Hubs 35th wedding anniversary so we took advantage of a dry, sunny day and headed to breakfast, my favorite meal to eat out, and then stopped to snap the pictures of these looks. I know! Could we be any more romantic?

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Fashion for  curvy women over 40  ||  #blackjumpsuit #fashionforcurvywomen #bodypositive
Jumpsuit (sold out) similar; similar, plus || Cropped Denim Jacket (old) similar || Leopard Sneakers (limited sizes) similar; similar || Handbag || Stack Ring || Earrings
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Leopard sneakers and a black jumpsuit make for perfect #summerfashion2019 || #fullfigurefashion #casualfashionforcurvywomen #agelessstyle #fashionforwomenover40 #blackjumpsuit

Jumpsuit for Daytime

Want to make any outfit more stylish for daytime? Add two things: A denim jacket and leopard print sneakers!

Where I’d Wear

Breakfast with The Hubs of course. And our other super romantic anniversary activity, going to home improvement stores. What did you think I was going to say?

What I Might Change

Besides the fact that this jumpsuit might need to be hemmed a tiny bit, I might add a t-shirt underneath it. First, it would give me a little more arm coverage if I took my jacket off. And second, I wouldn’t have to sit in a public toilet stall in just my bralette when doing my business.

Dress up a simple black jumpsuit. with a white blazer. #plussizefashion#summerfashion2019 #agelessstyle #blackjumpsuit
Jumpsuit (sold out) similar; plus || Blazer – Misses & Plus Sizes, wearing size 16W || Nude Pumpssimilar || Necklace || Leopard Clutch || Earrings || Stack Rings
Black jumpsuits are the new LBD. #blackjumpsuit #plussizefashion #fashionforcurves #summerfashion2019 #fashionforwomenover40 #agelessstyle
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Dress up a black jumpsuit with a white blazer. #fashionforwomenover40 #plussizefashion #agelessstyle #blackjumpsuit

Jumpsuit for Night

I only had to add a fabulous boyfriend blazer and heels to the LBJ and change up the bag to dress up the simple black knit jumpsuit. It seems kind of glammy to me.

Where I’d Wear

Date night here I come!

This look would be great for the office too. I might change out the pointed toe pumps for a lower block heel for comfort because they are less zazzy and I’m still having foot problems.

What I’d Change

Speaking of foot issues, once I get the jumpsuit hemmed a little, I’m going to make it a little funkier and a lot more comfortable by wearing this exact look with white sneakers. I tried it on as-is and it looked funny with the length of the jumpsuit.

Yes, plus size women can wear jumpsuits!

 Jumpsuit Fit Tip

A while back one of my followers asked if a plus sized woman could wear jumpsuits. The answer to that is YES, plus-sized women can wear jumpsuits!

Whether you wear petite’s, misses or plus sizes finding a jumpsuit with the right proportions and rise (the length from the crotch seam to the waist) is the secret. Sshhh, don’t tell anybody! Oh wait, I guess I just did. 😉

Bonus Tip One:

Don’t layer too much on top of your jumpsuit because – BATHROOM!

Bonus Tip Two:

Stretchy jumpsuits without buttons or zippers are the most convenient because – BATHROOM!

You might like: Three Ways to Style a Sequined Skirt

Jumping into the Jumpsuit Trend

I’ll admit, jumpsuits aren’t the most convenient for bathroom breaks, but there’s something cool about wearing them. Or maybe it’s the mystery of how exactly one would go about getting out of it in a code brown bathroom emergency. When my sons were little they called this a “Melba-mattack”. There’s a story behind that, but I’ll just simply leave you with the knowledge that my mother-in-law’s name is Melba.  

Have you ventured into the jumpsuit trend? If so, do you have any interesting stories to share? I promise I won’t mention your name on the blog. 😉

Be cute, comfy and confident!


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  1. Love how an outfit can have duo purpose. You look fabulous in both, love the jumpsuit – I need to get one now! Thanks for sharing today. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    • Paula

      Thanks, Jacqui! If you’re in the states, any of the ones I have linked from the Loft are 40% off right now.

  2. jodie filogomo

    You and I are on the same page today, Paula. Layering under it makes a big difference!!

  3. Gina D from Texas

    This looks great on you! I really really want a jumpsuit but I’ve tried on a million (well not that many but when you’ve found not ONE that fits right after trying on a bunch it feels like that many). Of course I’m limiting my options because I don’t want sleeveless (too hot here in Texas) and I want a midi length. Sigh … But after seeing this one I may give it another shot. 😉

    • Paula

      Gina, Loft and Old Navy have many good ones this season and you could easily have them genes to get your midi length.

  4. /

    That jumpsuit looks fabulous on you and I love both ways you styled it! It’s so cute with the denim jacket and leopard sneakers and so chic with the white blazer!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  5. /

    Fabulous photos and you look damn good in that beautiful black jumpsuit! I hope you like to join us with The Good Buy/Good-Bye Book! The theme for June is jumpsuits!

  6. Heide V

    AHAHAHAHA love all the bathroom comments 😂 Totally agree with your thoughts on layering and jumpsuits in general, find the right one and you will feel so fabulous you won’t mind the little inconvenience at code brown time lol. You do look totally glammy, and fresh & fun with the other look 😊 Thanks for both the laugh and the inspiration

  7. /

    First of all, amazing Little Black Jumpsuit! I am positively in love with the two different ways you have styled it. The casual look is so cute and I am dying over the white blazer option. I can see me incorporating both in the near future. 😉 Loved your theme this month!

  8. /

    Still crushing on this outfit with the white jacket! It’s been rainy here but as soon as that stops I’m definitely spinning this one!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  9. /

    Love this look on you Paula and the date night outfit is so very Special. Enjoy it all my Dear. . .

  10. I’m so loving your jumpsuit paired with the white jacket. So very chic. With the white jacket, it gives Katherine Hepburn vibes. Nice.

  11. I used to wear jumpsuits. I have looked at them since they have come back into fashion but I keep passing. I not only didn’t like doing my business in anything but my bra I hated trying to keep them off the floor. I do like the look though. Love the styling with the white jacket.

    • Paula

      They really are problematic but I love the feel of the knit ones. They do prevent the need to wear anti-chafing undies 💃🏼!

  12. Jane

    Hey there. I’m brand new TODAY! to your blog that I discovered whilst perusing another blog! HAVE TO TELL YOU……..I am also a “Poogie”!! Pooglicious, Poog, Poogs, Spoogie…….all of the above!! I can honestly say I’ve never met another! Also in my mid-50’s and also married for over 30 yrs to The Hubs and living in Texas. SOmetimes this world just seems so darned small!! Enjoy the rest of your jammin’ day!!

    • Paula

      Hey Pooh! Who knew. I haven’t met another either. How did you come about your nickname? Or should I ask? 😉

      • Jane aka Poogie

        People do ask me that often….and to be honest, it’s been sooo long ago I can barely remember! What I do remember is that early on in our marriage, we jokingly called each other Poopie (from Seinfeld’s Shmoopie)……which then turned into Poogie somehow. Then it only stuck with me and no longer him. His name is Cary Bob, so his nickname is “The Bobber” …….so to all our friends and to my family we are “Poogie and The Bobber”….CRAZY, I know!! LOL!! But all terms of endearment! My nephew ONLY knows me as Poogie, and he’s 26!!! Anxious to read more of your stylings and musings! We sound ALOT alike in many ways, I must say!! teeny teeny tiny tiny world………

  13. First of all I think you found the perfect LBJ! The cropped denim jacket is perfect casually. You look so chic and elegant with the white boyfriend blazer! And your hair is amazing – congratulations on 35 years of wedded bliss!
    This was a great theme my friend!

  14. Paula, the white jacket with the black jumper look is so classic, love it and the fit. Happy belated anniversary…

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