If we had to pick a desert island clothing item, it would absolutely be a jumpsuit. They’re versatile, seasonless and make getting dressed in just 5 minutes a real possibility. Now you can find jumpsuits for every occasion, since they come in casual, everyday pieces or office appropriate styles, all the way up to options that take you to black-tie events.
Whether you’re a one-and-done fan of effortless style or you love the long line effect of the monochromatic top and bottom, this list is for you. We love them for city biking or Vespa-ing to work, dancing at a club and wearing them with flats, heels or anything in between.
The jumpsuit originated in the early 1900’s with an Italian designer Thayaht, who created the one pieces to keep parachuters and skydivers protected, warm and covered. Now they are as commonplace and chic as any Little Black Dress, and take you from weekend errands to black tie and weddings. Plus a jumpsuit can be considered “two for the price of one,” since a single article of clothing gets you dressed, and out the door, stat. You can even layer a chunky sweater or blazer overtop a sleeveless jumpsuit, for a transformative new look!
We were inspired to create this list of jumpsuits in anticipation of Springtime weddings, graduations and special occasions that require an elevated look. While most women automatically reach for a cocktail dress, a jumpsuit can be an equally as sophisticated, and far more comfortable option to try out.
Think about how much more fun you’ll have at your cousin’s wedding if you don’t have to worry about your dress’ hemline while dancing. In a jumpsuit, you can stand up on the bar for a toast, do a cartwheel, sit without your legs crossed, etc. And the point isn’t necessarily if you’d do these things, but that in a jumpsuit you don’t have to monitor your actions so much. In a jumpsuit, you have total freedom of expression, which can be liberating for those who are accustomed to wearing dresses that are too short, too tight or too restrictive, and require thought before action.
This mobility is especially practical for the more casual jumpsuits, ones for lounging, running errands and even working out that take five seconds to put on and give you all-day comfort. One of our favorites, a linen-blend overall from Kepola Design House, is perfect for days when you’re working from home but still want to feel pulled-together and chic. Modcloth’s denim one piece also serves the same purpose: to make getting dressed a smooth operation while keeping you at ease and stylish.
While jumpsuits make mornings seamless, they also give you an opportunity to personalize them. Think of the one pieces as blank canvases, and accessories as tools. By adding jewelry, statement bags and shoes and even layers, any jumpsuit can be customized to your unique style. Between the versatility, comfortability and ease, its hard to say anything negative about jumpsuits. Just plan ahead when it’s time to hit the ladies’ room since you will have to get completely undressed every time! We say: Worth it.