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10 Best Petite Jumpsuits 2020 | The Strategist

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Shopping while short is always challenging, but there’s likely no garment that strikes fear in the heart of petite women quite like the jumpsuit. As Vanessa Youshaei, founder and CEO of Petite Ave, a personal-shopping service for women under five-foot-five, explains, “Jumpsuits are definitely one of the hardest pieces to find, because you have to make sure both the top and bottom fits.” If your legs or torso are especially short in relation to the other, this will make jumpsuit shopping even more difficult. “Look for jumpsuits with adjustable straps and know what your inseam is,” says Youshaei, who is five feet tall. “Adjustable straps help ensure the upper half fits, and knowing your inseam ensures that the bottom half isn’t too long.” There’s always the option of getting a jumpsuit tailored to your specific proportions, but if you want one you can wear straight off the rack, check out the styles below recommended by a panel of fashionable women — all five-foot-two or under.

“With adjustable straps and a cropped inseam of 23 inches, this jumpsuit is perfect for petite women of all proportions,” says Youshaei. She also likes the vertical stripes on the legs, which have an elongating effect.

“Brands that offer jumpsuits in actual petite sizes will have a way better chance of fitting you correctly, so it’s easiest to start looking there,” says Kelly Tucker, the four-foot-11 blogger behind Alterations Needed. Since she often struggles to find jumpsuits that are short enough in the torso (which is trickier to alter than the leg length), she likes this one that’s specifically designed for petites. Like the jumpsuit above, it features leg-lengthening vertical stripes, which Tucker says is “super-helpful when you’re petite.”

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Here’s one more striped jumpsuit in petite-specific sizing. It’s a favorite of five-foot-tall Jessica Turk of the petite fashion blog Little Me in NYC. “This will be truly cropped in the petite size, which has a 23.5-inch inseam,” she says. “If you want it to be longer and a little bit roomer throughout the body, you can opt for the regular size, which has a 25.5-inch inseam.” While that length would be “cropped” on most people, it’s closer to full-length for petites.

When Turk showed us this very Reformation-esque jumpsuit, we were surprised to see that it’s actually from Abercrombie & Fitch — and comes in petite sizes. “It’s perfect for petite women who are afraid of looking like a child,” she says of the jumpsuit’s sophisticated look. It also features adjustable tie-back straps for a customizable fit.

Petite sizing isn’t just about a shorter length, Turk says. These pieces are designed to fit better throughout the body. On this jumpsuit, she likes that the arm holes are cut narrower than usual to limit excess material and gaping.

This tie-waist, petite-specific jumpsuit comes recommended by Tucker, who loves its versatility. “I’d add a denim jacket and sneakers for weekends and then a black tuxedo blazer and statement earrings for a night out,” she says. Plus, it has a very petite-friendly 18.5-inch inseam.

For a variety of styles in petite sizes, Alicia Pettit, who’s five-foot-two, says she “can always count on” ASOS. While the exact inseam for this utility jumpsuit isn’t listed, ASOS uses actual petite models (the one pictured here is five-foot-three) so you can get a realistic idea of what it’ll look like on your frame.

Another one of Youshaei’s picks, this sleeveless jumpsuit has a 23-inch inseam as well as a bit of spandex in the fabric, which she recommends for accommodating those who are both petite and curvy. “Many times, women with a larger bust or hips have to size up so the jumpsuit fits their largest part, but then it ends up being too loose everywhere else,” she says, but spandex ensures the jumpsuit is form-fitting all over.

While Turk prefers jumpsuits made for petites, she says that there are some styles — like this one — that she knows will work for her based on investigating customer reviews. “If you check the reviews, they are all from customers around five-foot-eight to five-foot-nine who said it was way too small and short on them,” she says. “That’s music to a petite woman’s ears, since it runs small.” She adds that the deep V neck “can help elongate your neck and give the appearance of looking taller.”

Berniedette, a four-foot-11 blogger, says she’s had good luck finding flattering jumpsuits at Lulus. While they don’t come in petite sizing, the brand does list the inseam of each piece (this one is 19.5 inches) and the measurements of the model so you can gauge how it’ll fit on you. As Turk advises, “if the model is five-foot-nine and it looks like a cropped length, there’s a good chance it will be full-length on you. If it looks super-cropped — around the model’s knees — you know it will be a great cropped jumpsuit for you, probably hitting above the ankle.”

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Viktor & Rolf Fall 2000 Couture Collection

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Editor’s note: As we feel our way forward in this new world and way of presenting fashion, it seems a good time to revisit Viktor & Rolf’s poetic and perception-altering fall 2000 couture show. Their idea was to embellish clothes with bells. (Their jingles created the “soundtrack.” ) Heard, but not seen, the models progressed through a dense fog, gradually emerging into sight at the end of the runway, creating a sense of mystery. Guests were alerted to their presence first through sound; the visuals followed.

Forget the idea of immediate gratification—the designers instead gifted the audience with the thrill of anticipation, allowing guests time and space to create their own romantic fictions around the fantastic fashions. Here, 21 years later, the story of the collection—as told by Viktor Horsting.

[Looking back at our work], I’m always pleasantly surprised how there are certain themes that keep coming back and that are of interest to us, like the theme of the immaterial; trying to express something beyond the garment itself, something that goes beyond a presentation of a look of the season. That’s a recurring theme. Then I also smile at how naive we were.

We thought that if we started with couture, which is the top of the pyramid of fashion, the pinnacle, we could always go down; but it would be much more difficult the other way around. Obviously we didn’t answer to any of the requirements of the Chambre [Syndical de la Haute Couture] at the time, and still they allowed us on the calendar. It was partly idealistic reasoning starting at the top, and also it was something that we were somehow able to pull off. We did not have the resources to do a ready-to-wear show and ready-to-wear collection, with the production and the distribution and all of that. We didn’t have that, so we thought, ‘Okay, let’s start in couture and then take it from there.’

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Best Men’s Exercise Shorts

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Most years, summer signals a return to shorts. My favorite shorts to wear are exercise shorts. They’re comfortable, lightweight, sweat wicking for when it’s hot outside, and I can go right from working at home to exercising in no time. Because this year is the summer of exercise shorts, we’ve rounded up some of our favorites to help you find a pair you love, too. 

Outdoor Voices Rektrek Shorts

Ten Thousand Session Shorts

The Session Shorts are what shorts should feel like. “After wearing the Session Shorts for a few workouts, I became acutely aware of the flaws all of my other shorts possessed. I began to realize that my older pairs of shorts would leave red marks on my skin, or give me an uncomfortable amount of wedgies (sorry, it’s true). The Session Shorts have fit like a dream from the first time I wore them to the last, and the fabric is soft, durable, sweat wicking, breathable, anti-chafe and odor-free.”

This lightweight short from Lululemon is an excellent option. They have four-way stretch technology, are sweat-wicking, and can come with either a five inch inseam or a seven inch inseam. They are designed for yoga, which means they offer excellent flexibility and range of motion, so you’ll never feel restricted.

Nike makes an excellent pair of shorts. These are specifically designed for running, but they are lightweight and made from a woven fabric with increased breathability and sweat-wicking properties. The soft brief liner provides support where you need it, which is important, whether you’re running or not.

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