There’s nothing like a jumpsuit. It’s top and pants pieced together in such a simple and stylish way. Just throw one on, walk out the door, and you’re already more trendy than most. Of course, jumpsuits and onesies and rompers and (whatever you want to call them!) were once used only by parachuters and skydivers in that structured utilitarian way, but now that major celebs are wearing them, you know they can’t be wrong.
We’re trying to block out the moment that Chuck Bass wore a red onesie on Gossip Girl and replacing that unfortunate image with prints, bateau necklines, athletic hoodies, and bold colors on celebs like Rihanna, Anne Hathaway and even Kim Kardashian (pre-pregnancy) who make jumpsuits look good no matter what the shape and size.
Here are the celebrities that are making the new round of jumpsuits look great:
Carolina Herrera may be known for her ladylike gowns and dresses, but her jumpsuits are just as sweet, especially when they come in polka-dots and are seen on the likes of Naya Rivera from Glee. While some argued that the polka dots take away from the jumpsuit’s 70s vibe and ladylike features (bow detail and sheer sleeves), we’re thinking combining print with an element of sexy but not over-the-top is exactly the way these jumpsuits need to be worn.
Just take a look at this BCBG Runway Leona Jumpsuit to see what we mean. The pattern and lace is not too crazy, and utterly divine.
You can’t go wrong with a Diane von Furstenberg jumpsuit as Selena Gomez proves here, especially when it’s trendy but modest. While I often expect Gomez to go a little more girly (she is only 20, after all), I kind of like the fact that she’s trying to dress more maturely and age appropriate. I’m not sure every 20-year old can pull this off, but certainly the idea of wearing a jumpsuit without too much skin is perfect for a more mature woman who doesn’t want to lose her style sense. The bateau neckline and sleeves keep it modest, but the print keeps it fresh.
Here’s another example of a DVF embellished jumpsuit that wows with the prints, but still doesn’t show too much skin (especially if your pair it with a blazer or cardi.)
Who says jumpsuits need to be print and pretty? After all the first uses for a jumpsuit was getting down and dirty. Wearing an athletic jumpsuit with a hoodie combines the two. We wouldn’t suggest going out in one for a jog, but certainly throwing it on for a casual look is comfortable, easy and the way to go. Rihanna perfects it in her black and white Donna Karan NY on a flight at LAX.
Rihanna’s Donna Karan onesie was from Spring 1991, but here’s something athletic and just a little more modern by Onepiece.
Celebrities like Lucy Hale, Emma Roberts and Eva Longoria are all wearing the London-based luxury womenswear brand Izmaylova and why not? They have expertly crafted ready-to-wear pieces that women want to snatch up. That also goes for their jumpsuit, which comes in black, white and blue and were seen on the likes of Kelly Rowland and Whitney Cummings. The crisp jumpsuit stands out because of its sheer mesh panels.
Get the Izmaylova Daisey jumpsuit with the halter neck and the silk lining.
Perhaps the best jumpsuits are the most understated ones, which fit well, have pleats in all the right places and only gets noticed because they are powder blue and worn on the likes of Stacey Keibler. The draping and the sleeves are perfect and its obvious Rebecca Minkoff, the jumpsuit’s designer, knows what works for a New York woman, or any woman for that matter.
For a more understated, but still totally trendy look try this Stella McCartney one piece in navy in a soft wool and silk-blend.
– Simona Kogan
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