How to Style a Jumpsuit
Whether you're going to a cookout with friends or dinner with coworkers, you've got to figure out what to wear. One item of clothing is quickly becoming every girl's new best friend — the jumpsuit. If you've never owned one, you might wonder if you can pull the look off, or how you go to the bathroom when wearing it. Luckily, there's a jumpsuit for every body and every occasion, so you can be sure to find one you feel confident in.
Ready to give a jumpsuit a try? Learn more about how to choose one for any season and how to style it so that you look fantastic and feel super confident.
Jumpsuit Basics: What to Remember When You're Shopping
Women have been wearing jumpsuits since the 1930s. Rosie the Riveter rocked a denim jumpsuit during WWII. Pop music icons Cher and Abba wore flared, shiny jumpsuits in the 1970s. Flash forward to the 21st century, and everyone from celebrities to regular women is wearing jumpsuits. If you're about to buy your first jumpsuit, keep the following in mind:
- Occasion. Do you plan on wearing your jumpsuit to a casual event or something formal? Casual jumpsuits tend to have a looser fit, while jumpsuits meant for formal events tend to have more structure.
- Fit. Jumpsuits are available in a wide range of fits. Some have a fitted waist with wider legs. Others are blousy on the top with tapered legs. How the jumpsuit fits you matters. If you're trying one with a cinched waist, the cinching should happen at your waist. The torso should also be the appropriate length for your body.
- Length. The length of your jumpsuit might depend on your height. If you're tall, try a wide-leg jumpsuit that reaches to the floor. If you're more petite, try a slim, cropped style so that you don't look like you're drowning in fabric.
How to Style Rompers and Jumpsuits for Summer
Wearing a romper or jumpsuit during the summer helps you beat the heat while staying chic. A jumpsuit or shorts-length romper can work for summer events weddings, cookouts or beach trips. Check out some cute ways to style rompers and jumpsuits.
1. Stylish Summer Wedding Guest
If it's summer, you probably have a wedding or two to attend. Whether you're going to a black-tie optional, formal event or a casual beach wedding, you can look great (but not upstage the bride) in a jumpsuit.
For a wedding you know is casual, wear a solid-colored cotton or linen jumpsuit with some flats or sandals. Add a necklace or a pair of dangling earrings, and you're ready to go. You might choose a jumpsuit with a subtle print or one in a vibrant solid color, such as purple or green. If the ceremony and reception are formal, choose a tailored jumpsuit in a dark color, such as navy blue or black. Dress it up with a pair of heels and gold jewelry to complete your look.
2. Sophisticated Summer Bride
Are you planning a summer wedding and looking to be a bit unconventional? If you're a bride who wants to try something new, consider skipping out on saying yes to the dress and say yes to the jumpsuit. A jumpsuit could be a simple yet stylish way to make your wedding unique.
You can try a white satin jumpsuit, paired with some drop earrings and a sparkling necklace to match. If you want to be untraditional but not that untraditional, wear a veil. A bridal jumpsuit isn't just cool and quirky. It also lets you move and dance freely at the reception. If the idea of struggling with a complicated wedding dress doesn't appeal to you, go with a jumpsuit when you say "I do."
3. Beach Day Getaway
Nothing is better than feeling the ocean breeze and the sand between your toes on a hot summer day. As you head to the beach, make sure to pack a romper or jumpsuit. A romper or shorter length jumpsuit would work as a cover-up over your swimsuit. For a summery vibe, choose one in a tropical print.
Filling your suitcase with rompers and jumpsuits means you have fewer pieces of clothing to keep track of. Rompers and jumpsuits are also super easy to throw on when you're ready to hit the boardwalk.
4. Fourth of July Celebration
Don't stress over what to wear to an Independence Day celebration. A romper or jumpsuit is the perfect solution. If you're going to a cookout during the day, the shorter length of a romper will keep you cool. If you want to be festive, wear one with a red, white and blue pattern.
As you get ready to watch the fireworks, consider switching to a longer-length jumpsuit. If the night gets chilly, you'll be comfy in your jumpsuit. Plus, the longer length will protect your legs from bugs if you're sitting in the grass. A chambray jumpsuit, paired with some white sneakers and a red lip, will help you be fashionable, festive, and most importantly, comfortable.
How to Style Jumpsuits for Fall
Falling leaves and temperatures means autumn is on its way. When fall is in the air, it's tempting to break out the hoodies and leggings. For some variety and a bit more style, trade your leggings and hoodies for a jumpsuit. Get ready to sit back and sip your pumpkin spice in style.
1. Back to School
It happens in the blink of an eye — the long days of summer quickly turn into the long days back at school. Whether you're a teacher or a student, you know how hard it can be when your vacation ends. With the start of school comes the task of picking out your first-day outfit. If you're a student, you want to make an excellent first impression on your professors, while teachers want to make a good impression on their students and other colleagues. Jumpsuits can help.
For teachers, a solid-colored full-length jumpsuit paired with a blazer or fitted cardigan could be the perfect way to style a jumpsuit for work. Add a pair of low heels or flats and understated jewelry to complete your simple but sophisticated look.
For students, a less-formal outfit is usually appropriate. You've got enough to do without worrying about extensive outfit planning. Rocking a relaxed fit jumpsuit with a gathered waist to class is a great way to look fab while feeling like you're still in your PJs. Add a belt to a casual jumpsuit to make your outfit look put together. Have a jumpsuit that seems too dressed up for class? Layer a T-shirt underneath to make it more casual. Throw on a light jacket and your favorite sneakers or booties for an adorably effortless everyday look.
2. Perfect Pumpkin Picking
Bright, orange pumpkins, lined up on porches, are a sign of fall. If one of your autumn traditions is to pick pumpkins with family or friends, you know how fun it can be to get into the fall mood. Since a pumpkin-picking excursion often turns into a social media photoshoot, you want to be ready with the perfect outfit.
When we think of fall style, flannels almost always come to mind. A flannel-print jumpsuit with a simple black or tan cardigan on top would work wonderfully. You can also wear a solid-color jumpsuit and tie your favorite flannel around your waist as a belt. On a cold day, layer a long-sleeve shirt underneath your jumpsuit or throw your flannel on over top. A pair of brown ankle booties and gold accent jewelry can complete your picture-perfect outfit.
3. Festive Thanksgiving Dinner
For many families, Thanksgiving is a time for everyone to gather together and share a meal. In some cases, Thanksgiving dinner is more formal than the average family gathering. Dress to impress on Turkey Day with a jumpsuit.
Deep chocolate brown, forest green and burnt orange are just a few colors that scream "fall holidays." Look for a jumpsuit in one of those colors, then pair it with a beige or taupe-colored cardigan. Make your look a bit more sophisticated by tying a scarf around your neck and wearing a pair of heeled brown boots. If you still don't feel quite formal enough, add some drop earrings or a delicate necklace.
4. Spooky Social Outing
For some people, it's never too early to start planning a Halloween costume. Often, these costumes are worn once and then tossed aside and forgotten. To avoid being one and done with your costume, use clothing you can wear in your everyday life, such as a jumpsuit. Whether you want to pay homage to Rosie the Riveter with a denim jumpsuit, some red lipstick and a bandanna, or invest in a tan utility jumpsuit to join the Ghostbusters, jumpsuits can be worn time and time again, long after you've been crowned the costume contest winner. You could even put a modern spin on classic costumes, like a witch, and instead of a dress, go with a black jumpsuit. The opportunities are virtually endless.
How to Style Jumpsuits for Winter
Even though winter doesn't start until late December, many people go in winter mode right after Thanksgiving. When the weather is freezing, sometimes it feels like pants, sweaters and lots of layers are the only way to stay comfortable in the cold.
Jumpsuits — not your snowsuit overalls — can help you spice up your winter wardrobe and stay cozy. Adding a few jumpsuits to your closet means you can experiment with different cuts, styles and layering options while remaining confident, cozy and cold-weather ready.
1. Holly, Jolly Holiday Party
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a holiday party? Whether you're attending an after-hours office party or a friends and family event, wearing a jumpsuit is one way to ensure your sense of style makes the nice list. Try a solid-colored jumpsuit in classic holiday colors. Layer with a turtleneck or an ugly holiday sweater for some extra warmth.
An all-red jumpsuit is another great opportunity to dress as one of the season's great icons — Santa. Find a red jumpsuit and matching shirt to layer underneath if the jumpsuit isn't long-sleeved, then add a white scarf to imitate his beard. Top it off with a Santa hat and a pair of black boots, and you're all set.
2. Picture Perfect Holiday Outfit
Does the holiday season mean it's time for a new family photo? If so, you want to choose an outfit that won't make you wonder "what was I thinking?" in a few years.
A jumpsuit is a great option, whether your photoshoot will be indoors or out. Either way, look for a fitted, full-length jumpsuit in classic winter colors. Instead of a bold red or green, try something darker like a cranberry or forest green shade. A cream-colored jumpsuit is another winter-ready pick. To break from more traditional formal materials like silk, rayon or twill, try a winter favorite — velvet. Add a dark lip for a sleek, sophisticated look. Throw on your favorite pea coat and a scarf if you're going outside.
3. Glitz and Glam New Year's Eve Party
Ready to ring in the new year? Raise your glass and toast a style that never goes out of fashion — the jumpsuit.
Bring your A-game and maximum sparkle to a New Year's Eve party with a shimmery, shiny jumpsuit. You can go for an all-out sequin jumpsuit or one with scattered gems. Keep colors relatively neutral if you're experimenting with sparkle. Top off your jumpsuit with a leather jacket to add some edginess. If you choose a jumpsuit with sequins or shine, keep accessories relatively minimal.
4. Valentine's Day Date Night
What should you wear on your big Valentine's Day date? While many women automatically reach for a new dress, a jumpsuit can also make you feel beautiful and confident. Whether you're reaching for romantic reds or pretty pinks, or want to stand out from the crowd with a black and white look, you're sure to wow your date.
To keep it simple, go for a solid-colored jumpsuit. Add prints through accessories, such as a clutch. You could also experiment with necklines, such as sweetheart or off-the-shoulder neckline. Make your outfit pop and add some definition with a metallic belt. Finish the look with a pair of pumps, a red lip and a pea coat.
How to Style Rompers and Jumpsuits for Spring
After months of cold weather, the first signs of spring are a welcome surprise. As the ground starts to thaw and the first flowers start to appear, you can pack away your sweaters and boots and break out your spring clothes. The rompers you tucked away in the back of the closet at the end of summer make another appearance. The jumpsuits you wore through the winter get ready to transition to warmer weather.
1. Exquisite Easter Ensemble
If you celebrate Easter, you probably have fond memories of going to the mall to pick out a dress to wear on Easter Sunday. If you've kept up with the tradition, it might be time to try something new — a jumpsuit.
With staple spring colors like light pink, baby blue, pale yellow and lavender, you're sure to find a jumpsuit that embodies the spring season. With the weather warming up, you could go for a strappy cropped-leg jumpsuit that would be perfect with a cropped, quarter-sleeved ivory cardigan on top and a belt around the waist. Add your favorite pair of heels and a shimmery lipgloss to highlight the softness of the look.
2. Glamorous Graduation
Spring is also a time of relief for many students nearing the end of their college career. The millions of graduates who walk across the stage want to look their best. Although everyone wears the cap and gown, many women take the time to hunt for the perfect graduation outfit to wear underneath.
A jumpsuit is the perfect worry-free outfit to wear to your graduation. Keep it classy with a cropped jumpsuit in a solid color, made out of a material like silk, rayon or satin. Just make sure it's wrinkle-free. You don't want the legs of your jumpsuit peeking out under your graduation gown, so it's best to go more fitted and cropped.
3. Precious Picnic Outfit
When it's sunny and 70 degrees, you can't say no to a springtime picnic in the park. After the April showers wrap up and the flowers start blossoming, a picnic provides the perfect opportunity to break out the first romper of the season. If it's still a bit chilly, go with a jumpsuit and take along a jean jacket.
Experiment with floral or plaid prints. Don't be afraid to stick with solid colors, but choose something bright and bold as you picnic in the park. You could go with a more laid-back style jumpsuit or romper that's a little more loose-fitting with a cinched waist. Wear your favorite white canvas sneakers or a pair of espadrilles. Add pair of sunnies to shield your eyes from the sun's UV rays. You could even throw on a straw hat for some extra UV protection.
4. New Job, New Jumpsuit
For some, spring can mean the start of an exciting new career. Showing up to a job interview with confidence and a great out outfit can help you make the best first impression on your future employer. No matter if the dress code is business formal, business casual or casual, the versatility of a jumpsuit has you covered for any job in any industry. For a formal job interview, go with a solid, neutral-colored full-length jumpsuit with a modest neckline. If the waist isn't clearly defined, add a thin black belt and throw on a fitted blazer and some pumps.
For a more casual interview, pick a cropped-leg jumpsuit and trade in the heels for some mules or pointed-toe flats. It should still be within the neutral color family, but feel free to incorporate subtle prints, like stripes, into your outfit. While a blazer is always appropriate, a cardigan could also do the trick. After you score that job, keep your jumpsuits around as office wardrobe staples and become everyone's favorite fashionista.
No Matter Your Occasion, Find the Perfect Jumpsuit at My Sister's Closet Boutique
Jumpsuits can prove to be a fashionable necessity for every occasion, no matter the time of year. My Sister's Closet Boutique has what you need to look put-together and stylish throughout the year. With free shipping on orders over $75 and a 30-day return policy, we make your online shopping experience effortless. Start browsing our jumpsuits in all shapes and sizes today, and keep up with our new arrivals by following us on Instagram and Facebook.