Heidi Klum in Rebecca Minkoff in New York City

Posted on July 14, 2014

We think we could be talked into coming around on the whole pajama-style jumpsuit trend.

Heidi-Klum-Rebecca-Minkoff-Versace-GOTSNYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (1)Heidi Klum enjoys a day at the Central Park Zoo with her children in New York City in a Rebecca Minkoff jumpsuit paired with a Versace bag.

Heidi-Klum-Rebecca-Minkoff-Versace-GOTSNYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (2)Rebecca Minkoff Suarez Okina-Stretch V-Neck Jumpsuit

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Heidi-Klum-Rebecca-Minkoff-Versace-GOTSNYC-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO (4)Versace Black Nappa Leather Emblem Tote

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Maybe it takes someone like Heidi to pull it off. She’s not what we’d call the most stylish of women, nor did we ever consider her world-class in her modeling skills, but she’s got just the right breezy, international-flavored style to make a look like this work.

One thing we never credit Heidi for, but should: She’s got pretty great taste in comfy, flat shoes – and she breaks them out fairly often. And there’s something kinda trashy-chic about pairing a Versace bag with a look like this. She’s dressed practically, but also showy enough for pictures. It’s a nice balance for someone like her.

But the more we look at that print, the less we like it. Stare at it long enough and it looks like a big polka-dotted sleeveless clown costume. The shape and style are really working here, but it needs a better print.



[Photo Credit: Teach/FAMEFLYNET, neimanmarcus.com, ssense.com]

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  • Jennifer Bober

    You have to have a great body like hers and you need to make sure that everything else is put together or it looks too sloppy. She’s pulling it off.

    • jspark

      Agreed. I’d love to wear something like this but my less than perfect middle area make elastic wastes a no-no.

      • Introspective

        i swear everything in the stores right now has this sort of cut too. just made to accentuate a less than flat midsection. damn you fashion gods…

      • Jennifer Bober

        I have a narrow waist compared to my hips, but I find that a thin person can wear things and look put together that an overweight person can’t. My clothes need just a bit more structure than this.

        • i think it’s totes cool to say “my clothes need more structure than this” but it’s less than body-positive to try to impose that kind of rule on anyone else. i’m fat and if i want to wear a jumpsuit i’m fucking going to wear one, whether someone else thinks i’m too fat for it or not.

          • Jennifer Bober

            I’m not imposing a rule. I’m just saying that things are judged differently in our society, depending on the body type wearing it. I don’t condone it, but it’s the reality with which I have to live.

            Wear whatever makes you happy, but until we manage to break the hold that the contemporary fashion and entertainment industries have on the opinions of our society, other people will judge.

          • Synnae

            I wish we would step away from that idea that thin people can wear more types of clothes. Yes, they can buy more clothes because there is more in their size but whether it looks good depends solely on body shape and height.

            I work with undergrads – most of them thin/normal sized. They are still in the – it is in fashion, it is a vintage 90’s (knock-off) so it must look good on me- stage. If only… I have now concluded that elastic waist maxi skirts are a no-no on 99% of the population.

            BTW this particular jumpsuit, between the strong print, the V-neck and the natural height waist, would probably look really good on larger sized women, provided they are hour glasses or strong pears.

          • couldn’t agree more. i have a jumpsuit a lot like this — but with wide legs — and it looks awesome on my tall apple-shaped frame.

          • i hear what you are saying … i think i was responding to the way you phrased it, like “skinny people can do this but fat people can’t.” that is what i reject — the idea that these are objective rules that everyone must/should abide by. because they are not.

            what they are, in fact, are subjective, arbitrary, culturally constructed, and actually quite sexist guidelines of what fat people are and aren’t allowed to do. if you want to follow them yourself, that’s 100% cool … but i reject holding them up as fact.

            i understand that “other people” will judge. it’s just not going to be me doing that judging … and i hope most of us here would feel the same way. in fact, i think if we do ever want to “break the hold” that such ideas have on our society and on our own mental well-being, we ourselves need to make the commitment to withdraw our support from such rules.

            (judging celebrities is a whole different story, though)

          • Jennifer Bober

            I think we mostly agree in principle. Different things look good on different people. I should have specified that what Heidi is wearing, _as she is wearing it_, would be read as sloppy on most larger people, myself included. Add a belt and a shoe that doesn’t look like an Addidas shower slide and it changes it completely. There is a societal inclination to assume that if you’re overweight, you’re lazy (believe me, I’ve been on the receiving end of that prejudice for years and no one can hate it more than I do!). I have found that it translates in fashion as well, so I need to put a little more thought into what I’m wearing and add finishing details to make the impression I want.

            I can’t stand the supposed rules for plus-sizes. Come dress shopping and you will understand my agony as I go through rack after rack after rack of empire waist dresses that will look AWFUL on me. Finding clothes that suit my tastes which will look good on me is frustrating as all hell (add being 6’1″ to the plus-size equation).

            I guess that having worked for years in a field where I have been giving presentations with the full knowledge that my appearance, as much as the strength of the product I represent, could make the difference between us getting the sale and not has made me sensitive to the perception. I am just as smart, just as capable and have represented a fantastic products, but I had to go the extra mile to be taken seriously.

          • unfortunately, i feel your pain! and as a tall, large lady i have experienced what you’re talking about, feeling like you are being judged on appearance (and actually being judged on it, too). over the years i have come up with some inoffensive “work garanimals” that i put on when i need to feel pulled together / professional / on top of it. i would probably not wear my awesome jumpsuit to a conference where i’m giving presentations … but i will wear the hell of out it on my own time for sure. 🙂

            i figure if the worst thing that happens to someone in a day is that they have to see my chubby belly rocking out in my awesome jumpsuit, then they are having a pretty good day!

            thanks for engaging in this discussion with me … it’s great to talk about these things and try to make explicit some of the implicit assumptions floating around us.

          • Jennifer Bober

            Absolutely! One of the things I love about the Kittens is that overwhelmingly, we can start at divergent points and find our common ground. I think we need to take over most governments of the world…everything would run so much better and we’d all look totally freakin’ fabulous!

    • I have to say, I trotted out my first jumpsuit this weekend and got so many compliments. I do NOT have a Heidi frame – I’m tall and broad shouldered and more on the athletic/curvy side. But somehow it works. It was fun to wear!

  • martina

    If Heidi isn‘t wearing anything short and shiny, I‘d consider it a victory.

  • sparkle_burnout

    Ugh, that print is giving me late 80s flashbacks. I’m certain I had a dress that was almost the identical pattern. Otherwise it’s pretty great.

  • Jessica Freeman

    I think this does work, on her. It is a wacky print, but tolerable.

  • conniemd

    Unlike Taylor Swift, she actually has something in her Versace bag, which is why she’s carrying it on her shoulder and not her forearm.

  • Lanus

    As a narrow-shouldered chick with a looooong torso, I can’t even look at jumpsuits or rompers without getting the urge to pull my clothes out of my nethers.

    • kimmeister

      I’m a broad-shouldered chick with a looooong torso too, so I have a similar reaction to them, as well as one piece bathing suits and teddies.

  • decormaven

    I was almost there until I hit the footwear. I think something with a heel would have nailed it. Other than that, this has a nice metro summer feel.

    • Introspective

      not on those cobblestones in victorian gardens. rather that she’s comfy and able to run after her little ones than busting her ass for paparazzi to immortalize…

      • decormaven

        Good call!

      • Amanda Welliver

        But those shoes look like the type that nearly fall off the foot with every step. My feet are twitchy just looking at them.

      • CelandineM

        If she had to actually run after a kid, those shoes would fly off her feet. She would have to shuffle after them. Also my arches hurt imagining a day at the zoo with no support.

  • Kbear

    One of the biggest problems with jumpsuits is that whole “going to the bathroom” trauma.

    • Kent Roby

      Female celebs never go to the bathroom; they suck on a Tic-Tac whenever they’re about to faint, then hire someone to stick a hose up their bum once a week to flush them out.

      • Jackie4g

        That’s so mean. But funny.

        • Kent Roby

          The colonic irrigation bit was borrowed from Ab Fab.

  • Thomas

    That blue looks amazing on her.

  • dash1211

    She looks great in this.

  • Gatto Nero

    Being tall and lanky helps, yes. This would look awful on a shorter, curvier woman.
    If those flower balls in the print weren’t a contrasting blue, and the whole thing were a graphic navy print on white — big improvement.
    But I don’t think I’ll ever be fully on board with the pajama jumpsuit trend.

    • Wink

      It takes a freaking SUPERMODEL to make this pajama jumpsuit look half-way decent. Pity the mere mortal attempting this look.

  • It’s refreshing to see a photo of a celeb lady holding a purse like a normal human being for once.

  • Anna

    I like this a lot for her, much better than the majority of her red carpet appearances. It’s cute and put-together for being photographed, and I actually love that she wore flip flops for running around after her kids at the zoo.

  • I think she looks great AND that she knows how to carry a bag!

  • Anique Ashraf

    nothing can make you appreciate Heidi Klum’s fun, adventurous, humorous personality that having stared at Katharine Heigl and Gwyneth Paltrow for the past two hours. relief.

  • Alyssa

    Something is making me love this print, but not for a jumpsuit. I maintain my position as severely against jumpsuits & rompers for adults.

  • Rhonda Shore

    The print isn’t bothering me. I prefer this on her to her usual too short/too tight thing.

  • Glam Dixie

    Something about that print was really unpleasant to me and you nailed it with the clown costume comment but aside from the print, she’s pulling it off here.

  • FibonacciSequins

    Those shoes don’t look comfortable to me. Her feet are almost out of them in that photo. Her soles must have been black by the time she got home.

    However, they are flats so I suppose by definition they’re more comfortable than the heels Taylor Swift clomps around the city in.

    • Glam Dixie

      They look like the kind of shoes that would have been driving me crazy after about 10 minutes of trying to keep my feet in them when I walked and yep, black soles for sure.

    • kimmeister

      Agree. The part that goes over her toe knuckles is very small, and there is no thong strip between her toes to give something to grip, so they’d actually be quite hard to run after kids in. [/dangling preposition]

    • BLauDGaspode

      As a die hard flats & flip flop fan, even I find these to look really uncomfortable. They look like the cheap kind you might get after a pedicure or at a spa to walk around in between your massage and facial.

      • H2olovngrl

        I was gonna say shower shoes. I think they terribly ugly. .

    • They don’t look comfortable to me either – that absolutely flat heel with no arch support makes my feet hurt in minutes.

  • marlie

    For a onesie jumpsuit, Heidi is making it work as best as anyone could. And I often think that I like her casual style far more than her red carpet style; she looks so much more comfortable and less try-hard.

  • hughman

    Trashed and walking aimlessly around the Club Med beach looking for her friends. She accidentally put menu holders on her feet thinking it was her flip-flops.

    • Thomas

      You should have a book deal where you write captions for photography books of random people. I would pay good money for that.

  • Fitzperry

    All these little rompers and jumpsuits are reminding me of my late 80’s Laura Ashley phase. Even showed my daughters, who like the trend, a photo to prove I wore them.

  • higgledypiggledy

    Heidi does great when she is working the “coolest mom in the carpool” look – a look I would be rocking, if I were a tall, lanky, wealthy, blonde, German glamazon (instead of the exact opposite). Only error here is the shoes. Flats, yes, but these would be impossible for a day at the zoo.

    • Grumpy Girl

      And her toenails look funky, too. I think something more contained, for truly keeping up with multiple kids and avoiding whatever is on the ground at the zoo (courtesy of avian and flinging friends), would have been much better.

  • Mothra

    I has a sad. How many times do I have to say that ONSIES are for babies only.

  • robin-m

    Do you suppose she actually tans? If not, she has the most natural faux tan I’ve ever seen.

  • nannypoo

    That purse is way too heavy looking for the outfit and her shoes look unsafe.

  • evave2

    I think she looks great for just schlepping around in the hot city. The sandals are perfect. I am sorry you don’t like the print, but to me she looks great for just being herself. I know I know she is a model and always has to look TOP; well here I think she looks MIDDLE but MIDDLE is good enough for me (just to be schlepping around in the hot city).

  • frannyprof

    I like how the caption says she’s “enjoying” a day at the zoo with her children. “Tolerating” is more like it, based on what her face is saying… at least she’s comfy.

  • Joey Melliza

    Germany wins again!

  • drdirection

    I like that she carries her bag like a normal person

  • bunnydiet

    The only thing lacking is her name all over it. I don’t know anyone else that can pull this off.

  • Qitkat

    I actually love the print and think she looks great in it just as it is; but the shoes are a crime, and now she’s got the grime, all the trippy zoo time, while listening to her kids whine, schlepping through the birdlime, getting through til lunchtime, frowning in the summertime, showing off Versace time, can’t wait to get back to Lifetime!

  • Danielle

    I totally disagree. Nothing’s working but the bag. I appreciate going for comfort, but the jumpsuit is not cute, and those shoes are like grandma’s fug slippers. Good concept, but try again.

  • Janet B

    Heidi’s street wear style is more flattering than her RC style.

  • Judy_J

    I guess I’m too practical for my own good, but when I see a jumpsuit, all I can think about is how you have to get completely undressed to use the bathroom, and that problem is multiplied when you add the fact that you have to use public toilets. Or maybe La Heidi doesn’t use public toilets….no, I suppose not. But still, you’ve got to get UNDRESSED to use the bathroom, unless you have snaps in the crotch like a onesie, and I don’t think adult jumpsuits have that feature.

    • suzq

      If you’re going to go through all the trouble to put a waistband in anyway, give me separates. That way, I can pair the pants and top with something else, too.

      • Synnae

        HEMA- the Dutch version of Target – obviously felt the same way so they put this in their collection. A top and pants with a distinct graphic print which combined look like a jumpsuit but can be worn seperately.

  • LuisaNL

    love love love jumpsuits, they are so practical and fun to wear! I think she looks really good here except when you hit the feet. I’m all for flats but these are hideous.

  • MilaXX

    I wouldn’t wear this, but I think this is cute.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I LOVE Rebecca Minkoff, and wish she had split this jumpsuit into two separate pieces. They would have sold like hotcakes.

  • Imasewsure

    I’m ok with the print. Love Casual Heidi… this all works for me and I hate jumpsuits

  • alyce1213

    As jumpsuits go, and I wish they would, this is nice on Heidi.
    The “shoes” look like something they give you at the doctor’s office to shuffle off to your procedure (horrid).

  • cocohall

    I don’t get the shower sandals with the executive lady tote. Neither go with the jumpsuit. I do like the jumpsuit on her for a day out at the zoo with the kiddies and figure perhaps part of supermodel training is learning how to use the loo and not swirl your outfit in the bowl as you squat. I always like her casual looks better than her short/tight/shiny red carpet wear.

  • crash1212

    My first thought was – how does she keep those shoes on? Then I realized that she can’t really. Hate them. The jumpsuit is kind of cute though. Easy. Breezy. Covers her crotch. It’s a win for the Klumster.

  • SierraDelta

    Kudos to Frau Klum for breaking out a print. Usually I’m unwillingly distracted by where her girls are in relation to her waist, but today her pajama print relieves me of that routine inspection.

  • TheBrett

    Is that a two-piece outfit or one? Seems like the two-piece would be smarter, since women wearing it would then be able to pee without having to strip naked.

  • ljh

    On a steamy day in NY, nothing would make me more comfortable than to have a black leather bag with lots of hardware right up in my pit….

  • demidaemon

    I’m sorry, but not even Heidi could make this work. It’s hideous and heinous.

  • Dagney

    Friends don’t let friends wear sad sacks.

  • Liliter

    I always forget how much I love her street style

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    The print is a tad loud, but I give Heidi credit for making the pj-style jumpsuit work for her, also for wearing a pair of practical and stylish sandals.

  • Print is hideous, but her styling and general way of carrying herself are making this work more than it has any right to,

  • Sophie

    Comfy shoes? Those look as though you’d have to stop every second step to get them back on your feet. They might be comfortable while standing around, but for walking?

  • Call me Bee

    If that were a long tunic and she were wearing (dare I say it…?) leggings or really skinny pants, it would be a perfect daytime look. As it is, it’s way too much like pajamas.

  • J. Preposterice

    do these things have crotch-snaps so you can pee? I mean. I’m just wondering about the logistics of toileting.

  • quiltrx

    I kind of like the print…and I think prints are the only way that jumpsuits EVER work. Solid color draws the eye to every fit issue, every wrinkle, every design flaw.

  • Heidi is looking lean, healthy and Gorgeous!

  • MichelleRafter

    Hot mom on a beach vacation

  • NBG

    Want. Bag.

  • JynxTheCat

    perfect afternoon street getup.

  • Angela Cotsones Shea

    How many times a minute does she walk out of those shoes? I bet she gets toe cramps by the end of the day from the clenching to keep them on.

  • AMartel

    This had better not be a winning challenge (design-your-own-jungle-print-for-somebody-very-famous) look on PR.