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Jumpsuits: Your New Wardrobe Staple?

jumpsuits for workNo longer reserved for auto mechanics or space-travel, jumpsuits have officially moved into their own fashion category. The once seemingly risky fashion choice has been hanging in the closets of the stylish set for years; now it’s time for this overlooked ensemble to move into the mainstream.

Cult designers like Maria Cornejo have been in the jumpsuit-know for years—but now it seems everyone is catching on to this wardrobe staple for their all-season needs. Net-a-Porter, Shopbop and ASOS all have separate jumpsuit and romper sections for easy shopping.

The jumpsuit can (and should) be your go-to piece for a wild evening out because you can style it for an edgy look or for something more elegant and conservative. Plus, jumpsuits are a much-needed departure from the basic little black dress or boring jeans and halter tops you see traipsing all over town.

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Don’t restrict yourself to only night-out, either: Some jumpsuits can be everyday staples from weekend wear to your workday. It is already happening, folks. Even The New York Times recently deemed jumpsuits appropriate for the office.

Jumpsuit day to night

You can easily take this Diane Von Furstenberg jumpsuit ($375) from work to play by swapping out a few pieces and throwing on heels. For daytime, wear the beige Halston draped collar coat ($595) with a cozy cashmere and silk scarf by Reed Krakoff ($590) and a pair of simple d’orsay flats by Jimmy Choo ($590.) At night you can glam the look up a bit with a black jacket from The Row (on Farfetch for …it hurts mi fingers to type this…$2,190) and  d’orsay pumps from Barneys ($450)…plus an Alexis Bittar gold ribbon cuff ($295) and Loren Stewart gold rod earrings from Barneys ($400.)

A MAJOR piece of advice to heed when selecting a one-piece: find something with bathroom accessibility. The jumpsuit should either be bra-friendly (so you’re not hovering topless over the toilet while trying to keep the stall door closed) or have a wide pant-leg that is big and stretchy enough to wiggle both legs out of so you can keep your top covered while you use the restroom.

We found a few fabulous and functional jumpsuits that will work for all occasions—and especially for the upcoming holiday-party season. From the left: Zero + Maria Cornejo basic Eve Grace jumpsuit ($995); Theory Roxie jumpsuit ($475); Monki jumpsuit from ASOS ($85); French Connection jumpsuit at ASOS ($142); Étoile Isabel Marant jumpsuit at Net-A-Porter ($705).

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Check out our Pinterest board dedicated to the JUMPSUIT for more coverall style ideas.

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