One-Piece Wonder: Our Top Jumpsuits for Under $100
Posted on: May 11, 2016 /
Rosie Huntington Whiteley in Stella McCartney
The past few seasons have seen the jumpsuit go from a daring fashion statement to something that just about every designer is offering on the runways. Stalwart jumpsuit wearers include designers such as Stella McCartney and Rachel Roy, who are often seen at events sporting these one-piece wonders, but they’re also a favorite of models such as Rosie Huntington Whiteley and actresses such as Kristen Stewart and performers like Beyonc©. But are they a piece that mere mortals should attempt? Yes! Because there’s a type of jumpsuit for everyone. Go loose and relaxed or strappy and sexy if you feel like showing a bit of skin. You don’t need a model’s towering height or a slim, Tracy Anderson toned bod, either, because believe it or not, the humble jumpsuit is one of the most flattering and forgiving things you can have in your closet.
So if you feel like slipping into something more comfortable, here are our favorite jumpsuits — and remember, you’re getting an entire outfit for the price of just one piece.
Dirty Ballerina Open Back Jumpsuit
While most jumpsuits keep you pretty covered up, the Dirty Ballerina Open Back Jumpsuit ($48.00) is a little more daring. Wit a completely open back, this particular suit probably works best if you do have a more petite build, since the strappy back and smaller front won’t accommodate those with a fuller bust. The sleek navy hue is also a great alternative to black, and to continue the long, lean lines the suit gives, we recommend sliding into your highest heels and upping the sex appeal even more. Fit is key for any jumpsuit, but since this one’s more tailored than some of our other choices, you’ll have to make sure it this one hits you in all the right places.
Alternative Indigo Jersey Tama Romper
If you don’t want the fuss of having the perfect tailored fit, the Alternative Indigo Jersey Tama Romper ($112) is a few dollars over our budget but is leaps and bounds easier to wear. It’s got a loose, comfortable fit and its drawstring waist and more relaxed styling mean you don’t have to worry about the perfect placement of every seam and strap. It’s got flattering cap sleeves and a sexy keyhole back so you won’t feel completely covered.
The indigo dye is also a huge trend in both women’s clothing and menswear, so this more casual suit might just be the thing for lazy weekends — it’s as easy to throw on as your vintage Juicy Couture tracksuit, but it’s leaps and bounds more stylish.
Available at Piperlime.
KAMALIKULTURE Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit
If you want to look taller, longer and leaner, nothing will do the trick like a black jumpsuit without the bells and whistles. The KAMALIKULTURE Wide Leg Jersey Jumpsuit ($99) tricks the eye thanks to its lack of belting or seaming and it’s long column silhouette paired with wide legs will make you look sky high. Norma Kamali is known for flattering the shape of a woman — just look at her line of jersey basics and swimwear if you don’t believe us — so you can be sure this timeless piece will accentuate your every curve.
Olivaceous Strapless Jumpsuit
If you’re feeling more bohemian, the Olivaceous Strapless Jumpsuit ($68) is definitely a more youthful and carefree take on the jumpsuit. It’s got an easy strapless shape and blousy bodice, so you can reach for the bread bowl at lunch without worrying about disrupting the clean lines of a jumpsuit (but you can’t say the same about your calorie count). This jumpsuit also has a more tailored pant and cuffed hems, so you’ll feel a little sportier, too. Wear it out to a casual lunch or take this to cocktail hour for a daring and attention-grabbing alternative to your favorite LBD.
Available at Bloomingdale’s.
Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit
An all-around winner, the Topshop Spaghetti Strap Jumpsuit ($96) will work for most girls thanks to a high waist, tapered leg and relaxed, retro silhouette. Topshop is known for having its thumb on the pulse of what’s new and now, but this jumpsuit is classic enough to keep in your closet long after the latest fast fashion trends have already faded. Simple and clean, it works just as well paired with your gladiator heels as it does with a tailored blazer and your sexiest stilettos if you need to get dressed up.