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Let's reflect on something: How often do you stand in front of your closet and feel like you have absolutely zero options of what to wear? It doesn't matter if, like mine, your closet is overflowing with clothes of every style, kind, and category — so much so that you've actually run out of hangers and have started stuffing two tops and a pair of jeans on each hanger. Sometimes you're just completely uninspired by everything you own.
Part of that may be due to a lack of versatile options. For example, I find myself in a conundrum getting ready in the morning every time I have after-work happy hour plans. How do I put together an outfit that has a professional vibe for the office, yet won't make me feel stuffy and overdressed at a bar? Or, when I'm invited to an event and I'm not quite sure how casual or dressed up it's going to be. I was recently invited to a drinks-and-dessert-only celebration of marriage, which was going to be held at a loft space. What does one wear to such a non-traditional wedding? Especially when one is a plus one, and can only ask her boyfriend, who says things like "just wear something nice"?
I used to have outfit confusion all the time, until recently a new love came into my life: the simple black jumpsuit. The younger, hipper sister of the little black dress, the black jumpsuit is your best friend any day of the week. Got to look profesh for a big work presentation on Monday? A black jumpsuit is a sophisticated, chic choice. Oh, you're also meeting that cute guy from Tinder for drinks after work? That same black jumpsuit is equally perfect. Going to a birthday party? A wedding? Sunday brunch? Check, check, check. If you pick a modest one, you can even wear your trusty black jumpsuit to a funeral.
But beyond looking fabulous, a jumpsuit is also your most comfortable option. Find the right one-piece and you'll feel like you're wearing pajamas while looking like a million bucks. (What to look for: elastic waistbands, loose-fitting bottoms, and stretch fabric.)
Ever since I purchased my simple black jumpsuit, I always have at least one solid outfit option for every occasion. In fact, I'm going to invest in a couple more to have on rotation, in case I ever have a work event, and a girls night out, and dinner with my boyfriend's family all in the same week (hey, it does happen ... ).
Ahead, you'll find 13 perfect jumpsuits that prove this point better than I ever could. Each one has been selected for versatility, style, and of course, a reasonable pricepoint. You can thank me later.
Vince Camuto Jumpsuit
Eliza J Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit
Chelsea28 Popover Crop Jumpsuit
Tara Tailored Tux Jumpsuit
J.Crew Drapey Wrap-Back Jumpsuit
Elle Wrap-Front Jumpsuit
City Chic Sassy Girl V-Neck Jumpsuit
Chelsea28 Ruffle Jumpsuit
City Chic Miss Slinky Jumpsuit
Fraiche by J Ruffle Cold Shoulder Jumpsuit
Eliza J Off the Shoulder Jumpsuit
Lisa Kimono-Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit
Lois Slinky Wrap Tie Jumpsuit
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