Classic in Camel // Wide leg pants for petites

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Ann Taylor pants 00p (waist altered), Manolo Blahnik pumps sz 35, Goyard tote
H&M; top (old), Ann Taylor jacket (old, 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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31 thoughts on “Classic in Camel // Wide leg pants for petites

  • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style October 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

    You look stunning! X

  • Keri H October 19, 2016 at 10:37 am

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

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Julie Hiller October 19, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Love that draped blouse! It looks great with the camel pants.

    Style by Joules

  • Liz | Shopping My Closet October 19, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Great look!

    Liz @

  • Kari Jacques October 19, 2016 at 11:18 am

    You look so cute!
    Love this outfit!

  • Around Colours October 19, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Stunning outfit! The pants are gorgeous.

  • mybeautrip October 19, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Chic and beautiful!

  • Cheyanne Jordan October 19, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Love this look. It is simple and so elegant.

  • The Yuppie Files October 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    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!

  • Ev October 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm
  • Sasa Zoe October 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love your jacket! So beautiful!

    Shall We Sasa

  • Mei October 19, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    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

  • BethanyBoo October 19, 2016 at 3:09 pm

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

  • Linda Tran October 19, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    You look amazing! Definitely need a jacket like yours!

    Typically Linda || Instagram

  • Anonymous October 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

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

  • Jessica Cristina October 19, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    love love love the color combinations!

  • THE NEON FACTOR | Diana October 19, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    Wonderful and chic look!
    || D I A N A ||

  • JuStAcEy October 19, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    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.

  • Julia Mazzucato October 19, 2016 at 9:00 pm

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

  • DressedToCode October 19, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    This professional look would be appropriate in a range of different workplaces.

  • Helen Veyna October 20, 2016 at 1:11 am

    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

  • Scarlett Kunis October 20, 2016 at 3:17 am

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


  • Malu Swartjes October 20, 2016 at 3:43 am
  • Andrea Figueroa-Molero October 20, 2016 at 11:26 am

    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

  • Lorena October 20, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Such a timeless colour scheme, great look.

  • Linna October 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Very classy and elegant, per usual 🙂

  • Jill October 20, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    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.

  • Lina October 20, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    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 🙂

  • Dana October 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    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!

  • Cam Nguyen October 21, 2016 at 8:57 pm

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

  • Dayle Pereira October 31, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    You look lovely, the whole outfit is so ladylike!


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