They couldn't be easier.
Consider this a fashion public service announcement: There's nothing more versatile than a jumpsuit. You should definitely have one in your closet. Heck, you should probably have at least two. When it comes to getting dressed in a hurry for occasions ranging from a day of running errands to a fancy dinner party, there's no wardrobe staple that's more reliable. Because a jumpsuit has you covered — literally — on the outfit front, you can devote more time to adding thoughtful accessories to your look instead of agonizing over building it all from the ground up.
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That said, we'll concede that jumpsuit outfits can be tricky to come up with, depending on the look you're going for. Should you add layers? What accessories do you need? And then there's the shoes. That's where we come in with our list of 18 jumpsuit outfits to try this year.
Embrace Wrap Dress Vibes
For dressier occasions, you can't go wrong with a wide-leg velvet jumpsuit that evokes the classic wrap dress silhouette in a rich jewel tone like mulberry, emerald, or navy. Look for a looser-fitting jumpsuit that mimics the lines of a blazer up top and the volume of wide-leg trousers on the bottom, with a belted waist to bring it all together. Slip on a pair of pumps and you're ready for a night out.
Create a Monochrome Moment
There's something about the singularity of a jumpsuit that makes it naturally suited for a monochromatic look. Don't worry about color-matching your accessories with strict precision. Because a jumpsuit takes up so much visual space, your 'fit will look more nuanced with softer or more vibrant shades in the mix.
Add a Belt Bag
Dress up a utilitarian jumpsuit by cinching your waist with a belt bag. Already a trending accessory for fall, an embellished belt bag functions much like a necklace, adding a bit of polish and delicacy, and softening the sharp lines and angles of an edgier jumpsuit. Unlock a bonus street style star level by coordinating your bags hardware to any buttons or zippers on your jumpsuit.
Try a Trench Silhouette
Trench coats are timeless and sophisticated, and designers have spent decades refining this classic outerwear silhouette. Choosing a jumpsuit in neutral shade that mimics the lines and detailing of a trench coat is a great way to capture the same quietly luxurious energy in a fresh way.
Opt for Cropped
Finding the right fit can be tricky with jumpsuits, but that doesn't mean you should shy away from cropped or close-fitting styles. Jumpsuits that are cropped and flared above the ankle feel unexpected. If you're a fashion risk-taker, accentuate the shape even more by choosing a colorblocked print.
Flash a White Tee
For an effortlessly cool aesthetic, leave a button- or zip-up jumpsuit open and layer a T-shirt underneath. This outfit shines when you boost the contrast, so go for a dark color and a bold texture like leather, wool, or denim.
Layer On a Minidress
The sheer dressing trend has made its way to jumpsuits, delivering dozens of exciting styles that also happen to be entirely impractical — unless you toss a mini dress into the mix. Equal parts youthful fashion girlie and mod style star, this look thrives on mixed materials; the more clash between your jumpsuit and your dress, the better. Throw everything from sequins and stripes into the mix and see what sparks joy. It's worth noting that a looser-fitting dress works best here. You want this jumpsuit outfit to go with the flow, not snag or pinch.
Try Elevated Eveningwear
Channel your inner Audrey Hepburn with a strapless jumpsuit in black satin or velvet. This style is ideal for statement jewelry, as the low neckline won't distract from or interrupt the lines of layered necklaces or long, dangling earring. Complete the Breakfast at Tiffany's fantasy with a pair of elegant opera gloves.
Double Up on Denim
Denim jumpsuits have big streetwear energy, making them ideal for edgier and oversized styling. Pairing a jean jacket and denim jumpsuit in slightly different washes is, hands down, the easiest way to test out the all-denim trend. It's also a perfect transitional look for fall.
The right jumpsuit can be ideal for evening events. A wide-legged style with all-over pleating moves like a gown, especially in a soft fabric like chiffon, silk or satin. We recommend trying a shoulder-baring halter top neckline to add a touch of sensuality without detracting from the elevated nature of this look.
Little-known fact: Jumpsuits can come in high-waisted and low-rise varieties, just like pants. A jumpsuit belted higher at the waistline delivers a more cinched-in silhouette. Wear one with white sneakers and you've got yourself an easy, breezy everyday casual jumpsuit outfit.
Try Slouchy or Oversized
Circumnavigate the difficulty of finding a perfectly fitted jumpsuit by slipping into one that's slouchy and oversized, like Chrissy Teigen's. When choosing a slouchy jumpsuit, we recommend looking for one with a collar to add a bit of structure to the look. Balance out the jumpsuit's shape with strappy flat sandal and a bag or purse with sharp, clean lines.
Go Barbiecore Bright
Add bubbly brightness to a utilitarian jumpsuit by diving into a Barbie-approved color palette and adding preppy accessories like pearls to match. If you're afraid the color trend is coming to a close, the jumpsuit silhouette keeps it grounded — so don't be afraid to pile on your best and Barbie-est accessories.
Balance a Bold Print with Outerwear
Despite their versatility and countless virtues, jumpsuits can occasionally veer into costume territory. Worn on its own, a high-neck jumpsuit with an all-over pattern can read three-ring circus rather than fashion week front row. That said, this style of jumpsuit becomes street style gold when worn with oversized outerwear layers and chunky black boots or loafers.
Add a Sweater Layer
Keep a sleeveless or camisole-strap jumpsuit in your outfit rotation well into fall and winter by adding a sweater underneath. A turtleneck sweater with three-quarter-length sleeves is a classic option, but you can and should experiment with everything from cable knit to cropped styles. To give this jumpsuit outfit a cohesive, layered look, match your accessories to your sweater's color or print.
Mix Hard and Soft
The rough and tumble silhouette of boilersuit or cargo jumpsuit is entirely transformed when done in a soft fabric like satin or silk. Add combat boots to keep the edgy vibe going, and your fanciest designer bag for even more of a pop.
Seek Out Structure
Flowy jumpsuits are great, but don't be deterred by one with a structured fit. For an elevated outfit, we recommend a jumpsuit in a solid color with panels or boning that evoke corset or peplum shapes. When styled with delicate jewelry and strappy sandals, this jumpsuit outfit gives gown without any of the fuss of a full-length skirt.
Try a 3D Texture
The magic of jumpsuits is that they're streamlined enough to carry even the boldest of embellishments without looking busy. More than any other single piece of clothing, jumpsuits deliver head-to-toe seamlessness, even when adorned with rosettes, patchwork, or all-over sequins. Pair a jumpsuit dripping in embellishments with a matching jacket or slightly soften the impact with an oversized blazer in black or white.
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