May 13, 2015
If I remember correctly, this will be my first time wearing grids. I've worn stripes many times before, put on tartan on a few occasions, but honestly, never thought of trying on grids. This 60s vibe printed pattern is more versatile than I imagined. It can look classy and chic for some people and can be quite edgy and bold for others. Because the boxy prints (especially in a jumpsuit) might make me look bigger than my actual size, I usually lean toward any garment pieces that have a flattering silhouette to create a slimming effect. This grid jumpsuit with a bustier top and wide-leg bottoms is an example.
I wore this statement piece to attend RueMadame Grand Opening party last Friday night. As I had to work during the day, I wanted to find an outfit that could take me from day to night without having to worry so much about an inappropriate attire. The long black vest, thus, became a life saver. When I was in the office or out for a meeting, I threw a belt over a blazer to accentuate my waist and also to cover up my bustier top. At night, I buttoned up the vest, pulled it at the back to leave the attention on the grid jumpsuit. If you have a petite and curvy body, it's always better to show your body shape when wearing an over-sized outerwear so that it doesn't look like you are "eaten" up by your outfit.
I didn't know that I would like to wear grids that much before, but after the first attempt, I think I appreciated it more.
Have you ever tried this trend before? What are your thoughts?
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Photos: Navian Photography
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