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Kate Moss in a Green Jumpsuit October 2012

Kate Moss Breathes New Life Into the Jumpsuit — Now We Want One, Too

There's always that lingering question of whether or not we can actually pull off the jumpsuit look. We know the onesie silhouette isn't for everyone, mostly because it's not easy to keep a svelte shape in a billowy-cut bodysuit. That's why we're looking to Kate Moss's latest jumpsuit look for solid styling inspiration. The British supermodel loves herself a great jumpsuit — we've seen her wear everything from glitter-infused disco iterations to slinky black silk versions — and her most recent take on the trend is right on point for Fall and for paying extra attention to form-enhancing tricks. Kate's whole look is a serious nod to military-inspired dressing, with the olive-green hue, subtle button-front detailing, and Sgt. Pepper coat providing utilitarian appeal.

But here's where you should pay attention: she not only maintained a flattering shape by way of topping off her jumpsuit with a well-tailored coat (keep it cut close to the body!), but she also cinched her waistline with a statement belt. It drew the eye in but didn't "shorten" her torso. It's important to create curves without overwhelming the play on proportions. Let's also talk about the underrated importance of getting the shoe just right. Her ankle-cut bootie gave the shapeless pant leg a more tapered look, which in turn veered away from a shapeless jumpsuit, yet another way to avoid falling victim to the jumpsuit's hard-to-wear stereotype. Even if you're not into military references, the styling equation is simple. Cinch the waist, keep your outerwear streamlined and cut close to the body, and opt for footwear that gives your leg shape. Now that you've got the tips, time to shop for the perfect suit. Our editors' picks below should help you along the way.

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