Classic in Camel // Wide leg pants for petites

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Ann Taylor pants (similar), Manolo Blahnik pumps sz 35, Goyard tote
H&M top (similar), Ann Taylor jacket (similar)

Today’s outfit is simple, composed of all neutral colors and mostly older pieces. I hope some of you were able to pick up these trousers from my recent posts (last blogged here in navy)! The combination of the higher waistline + floor-grazing flare makes for a flattering silhouette that I can’t get enough of. I only wish the waist was nipped in more – got mine tailored about an inch or two for a more snug fit.

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I always came across bodysuits (those blouses with leotard-like bottoms) at trendier stores and never gave them a second glance. I once thought they were a odd form of lingerie for those who like extra coverage up top (ha!)…but now that I wear more high-waisted bottoms, the purpose of bodysuits becomes a little more clear.

Two of the most common questions I get is how to tuck tops into bottoms with no bulge, and also how to keep tops securely tucked-in without coming undone. Bodysuits apparently kill both birds with one stone, as they look just like normal tops but with a secured underwear-like bottom (with crotch snaps for the restroom). My top here is very old and has slight bulging issues when tucked in, so I’ve been eying some one-pieced versions like this one. For the bodysuit wearers out there, let us know your thoughts on if they’re comfortable and practical!

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  1. ines wrote:

    Hello there !

    I love all these outfits ! You look chic, modern and so feminine (I love this Ann taylor jacket on you !). Can I use one of your pictures on my fashion blog?

    Merci beaucoup 🙂


    Posted 9.23.22 Reply
  2. Diane B wrote:

    Love your style! Where did you get your pants from?

    Posted 6.15.21 Reply
  3. You look lovely, the whole outfit is so ladylike!


    Posted 10.31.16 Reply
  4. Cam Nguyen wrote:

    Love this outfit and the lighting on these pictures are amazing.

    Posted 10.21.16 Reply
  5. Dana wrote:

    I'm showing my age here but back in the 1970's body suits were everywhere and I loved them very comfortable and you never had to worry about your blouse coming untucked – there were even turtle neck top body suits, glad to know their coming back!

    Posted 10.21.16 Reply
  6. Lina wrote:

    Hi Jean! Love your blog and style! Just wanted to say that it seems fairly straightforward to make your own blouse bodysuit. I'm still pretty novice at sewing machine skills, but these articles make it seem easy!

    Wearing tights or shapewear underneath makes sense too!

    I also enjoy looking at what guys do with their shirts to prevent similar problems…. military tuck +/- shirt stays/garters 🙂

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  7. Jill wrote:

    So classic! Love the pant especially. Being 5 ft tall myself, I'm always leaning towards the tapered pant leg. Thanks for showing how beautiful a fuller leg can be on a petite person. I love your blog! And, by the way, Donna Karan was showing lots of body suit tops back in the 80s. Vogue patterns carried them for sewers to duplicate. She even did a simple button down white blouse with an attached bottom. Definitely stayed tucked in to a high waisted pant.

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  8. Linna wrote:

    Very classy and elegant, per usual 🙂

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  9. Lorena wrote:

    Such a timeless colour scheme, great look.

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  10. Love this outfit, very classy and elegant, super work-appropriate. And those pants are absolutely stunning on you, the make you look sooooo tall.
    Andrea @ Twentyish Brunette

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  11. Scarlett Kunis wrote:

    Loved the whole outfit.. and must say you're looking so gorgeous


    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  12. This is such a beautiful neutral outfit! I love the way those trousers fit and that top is very chic and feminine!

    Sweet Helen Grace

    Posted 10.20.16 Reply
  13. This professional look would be appropriate in a range of different workplaces.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  14. Obsessed with that blazer! This neutral color palette is so chic.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  15. JuStAcEy wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I am waiting on a few blousey body suits from Revolve, including the one you're eyeing. If you'd like I can let you know how it fits (we are the same measurements through bust/waist/hip, though I'm 5'4). I just hope it can close more in the bust since it's quite revealing and not office appropriate in the photograph.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  16. Wonderful and chic look!
    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  17. love love love the color combinations!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    this outfit is absolutely gorgeous! I love your perfectly fitted pants!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  19. Linda Tran wrote:

    You look amazing! Definitely need a jacket like yours!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  20. BethanyBoo wrote:

    Love this. Do you do anything special to avoid a wardrobe malfunction in this type of shirt? Maybe sticky tape?

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  21. Mei wrote:

    Love this ensemble! I've always avoided bodysuits since they looked odd. However it's popular among my friends that work in the office. They run around to meetings all day and their outfit stays snug and perfect. Maybe I will give it a try as well!

    Pieces of Mei

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  22. Sasa Zoe wrote:

    Love your jacket! So beautiful!

    Shall We Sasa

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  23. Ev wrote:
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  24. I really love this whole look. I'm trying to build a wardrobe that's full of neutrals and classics – I feel like I look and feel best in simple outfits. Definitely bookmarking this look for inspiration!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  25. Love this look. It is simple and so elegant.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  26. mybeautrip wrote:

    Chic and beautiful!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  27. Stunning outfit! The pants are gorgeous.

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  28. You look so cute!
    Love this outfit!

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  29. Great look!

    Liz @

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  30. Love that draped blouse! It looks great with the camel pants.

    Style by Joules

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  31. Keri H wrote:

    This is such a chic look! Absolutely love those trousers!

    Enclothed Cognition

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply
  32. You look stunning! X

    Posted 10.19.16 Reply

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