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Today’s #TryOnConfidential on my IG stories features one of my absolute FAVORITE closet staples… the jumpsuit/romper. I wasn’t always a “Jumpsuit Kween” but I adapted the trend a little over a year ago and I’ve never looked back. Why do I love them so much? Funny you ask. I actually love them because they are easy to throw on, you can INSTANTLY look polished and stay comfortable. I also love that I don’t have to wear shorts underneath to prevent any chafing situation. So basically, it’s my lazy girl hack for looking chic and staying comfortable.
I’ve gone ahead and divided them by categories, but if you prefer to view them all you can just scroll to the bottom to see everything. Many items are on sale so be sure to stock up for every occasion. Would love to hear your thoughts or any questions below!
My go-to brands:
for all things jumpsuits and my typical sizing in each brand. For reference I’m a true size 14 and 5’8.5 (175cm)
Eliza J (size 14) - LOFT (size large) - J Crew (size 14) - ModCloth (size XL) - Maggy London (size 14) - Old Navy (size large) - Gap (size large) - Vince Camuto (size XL)
Jumpsuits/Rompers Shown in Stories By Order Shown:
or you can shop by occasion
for weddings, parties , more formal events
Work and weekend friendly
The comfiest of options
for the brides or anyone looking for a modern update to the monochromatic look
view all and more:
Shape wear for jumpsuits:
I own two pairs of capri length shape wear, this ensures that you won’t see a line on your thigh from typical short length shape wear. All of the below styles are lightweight but supportive so that you’ll stay comfortable all day long!
I’ve been inspired by a few of my favorite bloggers to take a deep dive into what posts and products were your favorite last year. It was my first full year using the LikeToKnow.It app to share my clothes, accessories and other items with you so I was very excited to see what your absolute favorites were.
Here’s the countdown of your favorite items.
10. Honorable Mentions:
Ice roller, salt and pepper grinders, wine stoppers + Oprah’s favorite makeup bag. These items were featured on my holiday gift guides and I’m still using these items all of the time!
9. Bauble Bar Earrings:
The perfect way to accessorize any outfit! If you are lazy or struggle with adding a little oomph to outfits, statement earrings are my go-to to make any outfit pop.
8. Madewell shoes
These babies went ALL over with me this year, I love how versatile these mules are. You can pair them with jeans, jumpsuits, dresses and they always pull the outfit together.
6. Leather Leggings
In case you missed my ultimate guide to leather leggings, be sure to check it out here where I go into great depth and detail on each pair. Hopefully the guide will help you figure out which pair is right for you! Either way, these leggings are a staple in my fall through spring wardrobe and I’m so glad you’re loving them too.
This makes me extra happy because I love swimsuits too, almost as much as I love celebrating my curves in a suit that makes me feel confident! It seems this year many of you may have caught the bug, wearing statement suits too!
4. Moto Jackets
Yasss, queens! A moto jacket is the perfect way to layer onto any outfit and instantly give it that cool factor. My favorite thing about moto jackets is you can wear them year-round. Investing in a nice faux leather or suede option will last you for YEARS! They’ll never go out of style.
I’ve had so much fun sharing my bra knowledge with you this year. As a lingerie model, I’ve learned so much about the importance of fit and I feel it’s my mission to share with you. Did you know most women are wearing the wrong bra size? UGH! We need to change that. Over the next year, I hope to evolve and share even MORE different types of bras with you which will hopefully inspire you to find your fit.
1. Jumpsuits + Rompers
Calling all Jumpsuit Kweens!! 2018 was the year of me stepping outside of my fashion comfort zone, discovering jumsuits/rompers and never looking back. They’re just so easy and comfortable- yet chic and elevated. I’m so glad you loved them too! As I got married in 2018, one of my favorite style moments of the year was my bridal shower look at my lemon themed party. I opted for an off-white jumpsuit by Eliza J for my bridal shower, which is RE-STOCKED for 2019 by the way. I had so much fun sharing my bridal journey and got to connect with so many other brides. It means the absolute most that I could be a small part of someone else’s big day by inspiring some of you to rock a white jumpsuit of your own!
Did you try any of these items from my posts this year? If so, which one(s)? I’d love to hear. Thank you for choosing me to be your go-to girl for all things fashion! I look forward to seeing where 2019 takes us.
Happy 2019, my friends! I am back at it with the #TryOnConfidential’s and its by far one of my most requested topics… Faux Leather Leggings! You may be wondering, “are they really that complex?” My answer: YES- there’s a lot more to them than you may think. That’s why I’ve created this rating system based on:
Fit - Quality - Value - Washable
I’ve decided to start with four pairs of faux leather leggings. Please remember I am 5’’9 and a true size 14 US so keep that in mind when it comes to sizing. I’m definitely open to trying more but here are the top ones that I’ve tried and you have asked about:
My tried and true. These are the first pair I’ve ever owned and have fallen in love with. Here’s how they rank:
Fit 5/5: The most size inclusive brand of the group, for that I’ll always be favorable to them. The cater to sizes 2-26. I’ve worn a Large, X-Large and 1X (just to compare). I personally prefer the way the large fits on me and according to their size chart, I’m right in between a L and XL. If in between sizes, size down for a more “held in” feeling. They also hold their shape and never stretch out, which is a win.
Quality 4/5: These ones truly feel like a leather legging. In my opinion, they’re the most “leather-like” and the thickest. The seams are a little larger in comparison to the other pairs but they are made well. The inside feels like it has an inner lining, but it’s just the inside of the faux-leather fabric. They also have a little bit of a scent which doesn’t bother me, but it’s worth mentioning.
Value 5/5: These leggings run just under $100 (comparable to others) and they are often on sale- you just have to keep your eyes out for it. They’re a good bang for your buck that you’ll be able to rewear again. Treat them like a staple piece in your wardrobe.
Washable 3/5: According to care instructions, you can machine wash cold and gentle. You must line dry them. However, I’d highly recommend washing them inside out. I don’t LOVE the way these wash which is why I wear them a few times before washing, is that gross? I’ve worn them I’ve noticed slight wear and tear on the seams.
Overall Takeaway: the most authentic, leather-like leggings I’ve come across that fit well and hold their shape. They will forever be an all-time favorite.
One of the most requested comparisons by you. Here’s how they rank:
Fit 2/5: Although I am overall impressed with Express’ new size inclusivity, I was really disappointed to see how these fit. I snagged a large in these and almost wish I got a medium. They ran really big in the hips and calves. Their waistband is also incredibly small and not the most flattering Sizes run XS to XL.
Quality 3/5: These feel like straight plastic in comparison to the others. They are thick and have a cozy inner lining but I’m not overly impressed with the feeling of these for weekly wear. However, if you are someone who wants to dip their toes into the leather legging world, you may want to buy and try because of the…
Value 4/5: You know what they say, you get what you pay for. These leggings retail at $59.90 but are often on sale for $40ish which is a steal. If you’re someone who may wear leather leggings every now and then, you may want to try these if you want to stay on a budget. But let me remind you- you get what you pay for.
Washable 4/5: Their care instructions say wash inside-out, cold and gentle cycle. They did just fine in the washer except a few of the seams became loose on the inside.
Overall Takeaway: not my favorite but glad I tried them!
These leggings are EVERYWHERE! I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. Here’s how they compare:
Fit 4/5: In other Spanx products, I wear a large so I just assumed that I’d be a large in these without thinking twice. I was sad to see that I should have ordered an XL, especially according to their size chart. The large fit on me but they’re not ideal, definitely a little snug- especially since they don’t stretch out. However, they are pretty size inclusive, ranging from an XS to 3x. I also appreciate that they also are a center-free seam, which means goodbye cameltoe!
Quality 3/5: To be honest, I wanted to love these, I really did. Overall, I was really shocked by how thin these leggings are. They are also the least like leather of the bunch. They’re more of a coated cotton rather than a true “faux-leather.” They really only have that “leathery sheen” in bright lighting.
Value 3.5/5: If you prefer a lightweight (more of a true legging) fabric then these are great. Once you find your true size, the structure of these are good. But if you’re seeking a true leather legging situation, these are not for you.
Washable 5/5: Per the care instructions, machine wash cold and inside out to maintain the legging's sheen appearance. Aha! See they even mention the “sheen appearance” here. These wash like a typical black legging so they wash perfectly.
Overall Takeaway: If you love the firm hug of Spanx shapewear and/or you’re not really into the full leather look, size up and get these!
Fit 4.5/5: I learned my lesson with the Spanx ones so I was able to try the large and XL of these. At first, I was a little skeptical because you really have to work to get into these bad boys. At first, I thought I was for sure the XL but as I wore them, they began to stretch out a little bit. I wore the large and at first, when I bent over they would roll down a little bit. I did notice that the large ended up stretching out so I prefer the way the large fits me. The XL’s have stretched out a little bit in the knee.
Quality 5/5: If the Lysse and Spanx leggings had a child, they would be these Commando ones. They actually feel like leather but they are much more lightweight than the Lysse but the shapewear aspect is there. They are less of a coated fabric and feel more like a breathable, bendable legging that really holds you in. They are also seamless in all of the right places so there’s no awkward lines.
Value 4.5/5: These are comparable to Spanx and Lysse when it comes to price-wise. To me, I really loved how they held me in while also giving that true leather legging look. They’re rarely on sale but they’re a good investment piece if you will wear them frequently. I wear mine at least once a week!
Washable 4.5/5: Similar to the others, machine wash cold gentle cycle, do not bleach, dry flat, low iron, do not dry clean. I have washed these a few times already and they seem to really do well. The only thing is they do get a little crinkly in the wash but you can easily smooth them out while they are hanging or after they dry.
Overall takeaway: It may take a little to wiggle into these but trust me, they are worth the wiggle!
pair it with:
If you’ve been around here for awhile, you know that I just LOVE all things Maggy London. Not only are they gorgeous dresses, but they are size inclusive and quality dresses! Their fit is always on point, I can always trust that I’m a true 14 in their clothes.
In case you missed it, I recently announced that I have been contributing to the Maggy London blog! Last month, I showed how you could wear three pieces, six ways and make the most of your wardrobe. Read last month’s post here!
This month, I’ve rounded up my three favorite Maggy London holiday looks on their blog. Check out that post here! For today’s #TryOnConfidential, I’m trying on these items + showing you some of my other favorite ML styles to wear on repeat all season long! Be sure to tune into my IG stories to see how the items fit & how I’m styling them for the holiday season. I will be giving one dress away from their Holiday Edit. Keep reading to find out how!
You can click on the images below to shop the items directly from here. Be sure to leave a comment on which dress you’re loving the MOST! Happy shopping. xo
MY MAGGY LONDON PICKS
DON’T FORGET WHAT’S UNDERNEATH
You can enter to win any of the dresses from Maggy London’s Holiday Edit by
liking my post on Instagram
comment your favorite dress on my IG post + tag a friend who’d love it to!
Which dress is your favorite? Leave your comments and questions below for a bonus entry!
photos by Ryan Kell