Jumpsuits are a versatile wardrobe staple. Since they’re one piece, when you put one on you’ve instantly got a chic outfit. There’s no need to waste time deciding which top goes with which bottom, so it’s a great option when you can’t be fussed spending time coordinating a look. A jumpsuit is a great alternative to a dress or gown, especially if you’re the kind of gal who’s more into slick trousers than flowy skirts. Depending on the neckline, jumpsuits are great for layering a tee shirt or sheer button-up underneath, which gives you more styling options. We love that jumpsuits combine femininity with utility. You get the glamour of a dress but the comfort of pants! They’re often more of a niche item than dresses, but adding one to your wardrobe can break you out of a rut if you always find yourself wearing the same evening/special occasion wear. Elegant jumpsuits with wide legs and drapey, wrap fronts give that glamorous 70s vibe—think Halston and Yves Saint Laurent. Choose one in a metallic satin and pair with some cuff bracelets or a bib-style necklace to complete the look. Black is utilitarian, but another perfect choice for dressy jumpsuits, especially if you need something you can wear for a variety of occasions. Jumpsuits can also work for every body type, so don’t be afraid to rock this trend no matter what your shape. If you’re short, look for a cropped length on the bottom and vertical lines that make you appear taller. If you’re pear shaped, look for a defined waist and sleeve detail. As with any item, find something that flatters your figure and gives you confidence. Below we’ve picked our favorite jumpsuits to give you some inspiration to try this look yourself.
If you only have room for one jumpsuit in your wardrobe, this black spaghetti strap number is perfect. The neckline shows the perfect amount of skin for a night out, but you could also layer a blouse under to make it a bit more daytime and casually conservative. To make this look office ready, just throw on a blazer or long cardigan. For a lowkey dressed up look, pair with sparkly sneakers or ankle boots and a denim jacket. If you want to be gala-ready, wear sky high stilettos, a sheer shawl, an updo, and a dainty drop necklace. There are some dressy jumpsuits that really can do it all, and this one is a top contender. If you’re trying to build a capsule wardrobe or pack for a trip with limited space, pieces like this will give you so much versatility.
If you want to look sensuously elegant, jumpsuits in shining, luxurious satin should be your go to pick. The plunging neckline emphasizes your décolletage, so this is definitely a look for when you want to show off. This would be great for a cocktail party or night club, but you’d probably want to steer clear of the office or lunch with family. Silver and gold are great color choices as they can function as neutrals but still look special for a classy evening. If your skin and hair have cool undertones, go with gold to compliment. If your undertones are warm, silver will look stunning on you. (If you don’t know your undertones, there are lots of articles to read that will help you figure it out!) Of course, everyone’s complexion is unique so you might look great in both, or prefer another color all together. Personal style is about finding the right mix of what looks and feels good when you wear it. If you’re bored by black and metallics, go for bright yellow or bold stripes, there are no wrong answers! Don’t be intimidated by fashion trends, if they speak to you, give them a try, if not stick to your established personal style. Self confidence is always the best look.
If you’re looking to add a little spice while keeping it dressy, jumpsuits with a fun and funky print are the best way to make a statement. These vertical stripes do double duty with the silhouette to help you look taller and slimmer, while the tie front and sleeves show some skin while keeping it casual. Add some chunky platforms and hoop earrings for the perfect retro-inspired dance party look. A jumpsuit in a bold print is also a great look for a music festival, just add some practical accessories like a wide brimmed hat, oversized sunglasses, and sturdy boots. If stripes aren’t your thing, try a floral or a Missoni-esque abstract print. Bright colors might not be as versatile as neutrals, but they’re a great way to show off your unique personality.
Jumpsuits are great for the office too! This versatile taupe one piece is the perfect business casual look. The scoop neck tank style is flattering for larger chests that may not work with low cut spaghetti strap styles, or anyone not wishing to show a lot of skin. The corset style belt will ensure your waistline is defined so your shape stays present. If you’re not looking for workwear, this jumpsuit would also be the ideal look for brunch with friends or a baby shower. Since it’s a neutral, you can add a pop of color with your shoes and accessories. A blood orange cardigan or a turquoise statement necklace would really pull the look together. This jumpsuit is also a highly recommended addition to a capsule wardrobe as it’s super versatile and appropriate for many occasions.
If you need an update to your evening wear wardrobe, jumpsuits are a great way to go dressy with a twist. We love that they combine elegant glamour with a tomboyish effortlessness. Next time you have an event to get gussied up for, skip your usual dress and try a jumpsuit to mix things up. If you’re looking to stock wholesale clothing, Lush is a great source for jumpsuits, dresses, rompers, and other up to the minute trendy looks that are in high demand.