Actress Anne Hathaway shows us how boiler suits are a new spring essential. Easy and chic, this loose-fitting jumpsuit will be your ultimate go-to piece. She works this black utilitarian jumpsuit in a cool and sophisticated style with a pair of woven mules and oversized cat-eye sunglasses. A boiler suit can be dressed down with a casual sneaker or given a more dressed-up vibe with heels or wedges. When styled right, it is totally appropriate for women over 40. Here’s how to get Anne Hathaway’s style for less. Shop her style!
Get Her Style: Anne Hathaway Boiler Suit
The Black Boiler Suit
This black jumpsuit by Express has contrast stitching just like Hathaway’s boiler suit. The tie-waist really cinches the smallest part on your body, creating an hourglass shape. This jumpsuit is almost a dead-ringer to Anne Hathaway’s celebrity look, only you can get it for so much for less!
Blue Denim Boiler Suit
An even more casual approach to this trending fashion is a denim boiler suit. This one by Lucky Brand is like your favorite Canadian suit, but better. Pair it with a bright accessory for a pop of spring color.
The Ecru Option
If you think black or dark denim is too heavy for spring, this Topshop short sleeve boiler suit is 100% cotton. It fits neatly into a suitcase, is perfect for airport travel or your next vacation gateway. The ecru color is fresh and airy. You can even roll up the bottoms to show a little more skin and to show-off a little more of your shoe.
Olive Green Jumpsuit
If you’re still not satisfied with these three options, don’t worry because I didn’t stop there! Meet the Marta jumpsuit from Citizens of Humanity. This piece comes in a soft green, which is flattering on most skin tones and a nice alternative to black. It is made out of twill, giving it a soft feel on the body and crops at the ankle for a spring/summer look. Add a gold pair of wedges and brown belt at the waist for a look worthy of going out for drinks. You can even wear it as a beach coverup with a pair of pool slides.
The Woven Flat Mules
I love Hathaway’s woven mules! They really are the perfect spring/summer shoe. The woven texture gives off a casual and relaxed vibe. This Halogen pair from Nordstrom comes in black, white and a rose gold to make all your neutral dreams come true!
Add this pair of Quay cat eye sunglasses and you have an A-list outfit.
What Is A Boiler Suit?
A boiler suit is a British term for coveralls. It is a loose-fitting jumpsuit made to be worn over other clothes to protect them for work. The utilitarian fashion trend has been hot for several seasons now, and designers have made the once-practical boiler suit now cute and chic.
How To Style A Boiler Suit
1. Boiler suits usually have a lot of details like top-stitching, rivets, pockets and zippers. They make a statement on their own, so you should follow Anne Hathaway and keep the details on your accessories to a minimum. Wear it with simple and modern sneakers, booties, sandals, or slides and a clean geometric shape cross-body bag. Don’t go too slouchy with the bag or too frilly with your shoes. The jumpsuit carries all the volume and attention.
2. If a boiler suit does not come with a belt, add your own! A smooth leather or web belt works, either by matching the color of the jumpsuit, or opting for a tonal shade. Leave the bright colored neon belts for women under 40. Experiment with different widths to see what works best for your figure type.
3. Find the right fit! A boiler suit can be more forgiving than some fitted jumpsuits, so you may be happy you can get one to fit! Only make sure you don’t get one so big that it looks sloppy. Check your rear in the mirror!
Which of these boiler suits do you see yourself workin’?
– Rachel Bogo
You may also like to read more of Rachel’s celebrity looks for less: Get This Amazing Lupita Nyong’o White Jumpsuit Look for Less and Get This Katie Holmes Celebrity Look For Less.
Photo: Celebs First
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