I admit it, I've been wary of the jumpsuit ever since it made it's comeback several seasons ago. I was sure it wasn't for me. Something about so many styles looking tight or uncomfortable or the extra ten minutes of trying to get out of it when you're in the bathroom stall at a restaurant. BUT, I've made a 180 and I'm fully embracing the ease of the look when it's done right.
Suddenly my go-to look of a dress being the "easy-peasy" piece in my wardrobe may take a back seat once in a while. The idea of "one and done" can now be applied to a jumpsuit as well.
So here's a few tips for the ideal look:
-Tight is not right. You are not at a Catwoman casting. Jumpsuits should fit a little looser with dressy versions nipping in at the waist giving the illusion of two pieces. With denim jumpsuits, think of the fit of your boyfriend jeans. You want someone to walk by and think "wow, why haven't I done that?" not "what was she thinking?"
-Look for styles that extend to just above your ankles or hang longer. Leave the rolling of a cuff to your own discretion, don't buy it that way.
-You can spend a little more on a jumspuit since you're getting a complete look rather than just a top or bottom. Think of what you'd spend on a dress and apply the same logic. Of course, if you're hesistant about this trend at all, then try out an inexpensive version to determine if you love or loathe the trend.
-To put your stamp of style on this one piece wonder add your own belt to a dressier style or roll up the cuffs of a coverall style and wear a pair of high heels.
Here's seven jumpsuits that I'm ready to slip on:
Jumpsuit With Contrast Wrap Front, $74 ASOS
Love the contrast of this one looking like two pieces. And pockets, just like I love them on a dress, I love pockets on a jumpsuit.
Diane Von Furstenberg 'Caroline' Embellished Stretch Silk Jumpsuit, $240 Nordstrom
Just the right amount of sparkle on this party piece. RSVP yes to the cocktail party and wear this jumpsuit.
ASOS Wine Colored Tie Waist Jumpsuit With Long Sleeves, $92 ASOS
This bold jumpsuit still looks comfortable and effortless. A gold cuff bracelet would give it a little extra oomph.
Halston Heritage Satin Trimmed Jumpsuit, $495 Net-A-Porter
A jumpsuit worthy of a black tie wedding. Add a white or pale pink chic blazer for contrast.
Bardot Colorblock Strapless Jumpsuit, $142 Nordstrom
Simple and stylish just as it is, but you could add a thin patent belt in a bright hue for evening with your strappy stilettos. For day pull on a fitted denim jacket rolled at the sleeves and sandals.
Diane Von Furstenberg 'Purdy' Belted Crepe Jumpsuit, $470 Net-A-Porter
This jumpsuit makes me think of Halston, Diane and Bianca Jagger at Studio 54.
6397 Denim Jumpsuit, $595 Nordstrom
This denim jumpsuit looks like the perfect mix of casual and cool. The look does border on appearing like you've started as an apprentice mechanic so keep the look simple- just a watch and a few thin bracelets and some slip-on sneakers or a wedge sandal and you're done. Not a fan of the white slip-ons in this photo. Be sure to keep the fit a little slouchy since tight would look oh so wrong.