Jumpsuits get a bum rep for being a hassle during bathroom visits, but they’re otherwise sophisticated updated to your usual two-piece office wardrobe. Instead of wondering what combination works best each morning, toss on a jumpsuit and you’re set to go.
While most office dress codes champion dresses, jumpsuits have the added convenience of movement without the risks that come with its skirted cousin. Choose muted colours to placate the corporate fashion police, and let the star be the garment’s construction. Let clean lines and loose silhouettes dominate your pick, and dress them up with a blazer or sleek heels for pizzaz.
Common misconception dictates that jumpsuits work best on tall, model-esque figures, but don’t let that deter you either. We’ve picked out a list of six refined, office-ready pieces that’ll accentuate all heights and body types in the right places.
It’s time to embrace the jumpsuit.
This jumpsuit is one-part utilitarian chic, and one-part fine Italian construction. Thanks to the contrast of satin pockets and epaulettes with the silken body and leather fasteners, you’re getting a jumpsuit that wows because of its textured dimensions. You don’t even need accessories to elevate it, saving you some much-need prep time during the morning rush.
Curvier ladies, this Max Mara jumpsuit is the one for you. A buttery silk blend bodice flares out into floor-length, wide-legged pants that balances out wider hips and thighs, making this a god-send to flatter your figure. Don a pair of neon or bright coloured heels, and you’re ready to impress.
Simplicity is key with this Rachel Comey jumpsuit. Top-heavy women will find the combination of wide sleeves with sharp, straight-cut trousers particularly helpful too. Unlike jumpsuits that close at the back, this has a zip front so you don’t spend thirty seconds fumbling around in a cramped washroom trying to fasten yourself.
Those who want a break from homogenous one-colour jumpsuits will love this Diane Von Fustenberg rendition. A flowy tube top comes paired with trendy, floor-length panelled trousers, hitting the sweet spot between formal and overtly casual. Dress it up with metallic pumps for some peekaboo flair.