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Why You Should Wear A Jumpsuit To Your Next Party

From the runways to the city streets, the classic workwear uniform is having a luxe moment, thanks to rich fabrics and sophisticated details. We share our favorite styles of the season.

There’s a lot to love about jumpsuits. They accentuate your best parts and gamely provide camo for the others. They are easy to dress down  or play up (see: strappy stilettos and statement earrings). They easily form the underpinning of an amazing outfit, like this flared style from Sies Marjan (top it off with a faux fur stole or jacket), or they can be the entire outfit, as with the classically tailored look from Zimmermann, above.

The main thing you’ll notice from this season’s crop of one-pieces is that the details are decidedly feminine, and the fabrics are undeniably luxe. Valentino draws inspiration from Impressionist painters to create this elegant floral style, while Finnish designer Teija lets the fabric flow with this silk crêpe de chine version. Jumpsuits may have their roots in workwear, but the latest iteration deftly brings fine tailoring and artisanal attitude into the mix. Even this vintage-themed denim look from Mira Mikati is whimsically appliquéd with a daisy in the back.

And, of course, there’s the seasonal versatility. Layer sleeveless or short-sleeve styles over a turtleneck in winter, wear them under a cropped denim jacket during the transitional months, and flex your right to bear (bare) arms during summer’s high heat. This is one look that truly flatters everyone.

SHOP ALL JUMPSUITS

Major trend-within-a-trend this season: Shimmering jumpsuits that recall the disco era. Accent this evening style with strappy sandals and statement jewelry.
Dress for your fun-loving, flirtatious side in this tiered look from British designer Osman, best known for his celebration of fearless femininity. Party. On.
Ease meets elegance with this urbane look from Maria Cornejo. True to her focus on modern femininity, she accents this style with a ruffle panel at the legs and slit hems for a flattering fit.
Pairing his signature drop rise and hallmark slim silhouette, Rick Owens put his masterstroke on this not-so-basic black style, subverting the utilitarian piece into something uniquely street-chic.
Early adopter of the jumpsuits trend, New York designer Ulla Johnson features one in every collection. This season's boho version includes floral accents and a bandeau-style neckline.
Bringing the uniform concept full circle, white-hot French designer Marine Serre reconsiders the classic race driver outfit with her hallmark retro-futuristic aesthetic. Ferrari not included.
Turn heads, drop jaws. You will take center stage in this dramatic one-piece. With a look this strong, let the jumpsuit be the main story. Keep accessories simple: Accent with earrings or a necklace, not both.
Sculptor-turned-designer Anna Blessman imagines her collection as a refined version of what she likes to wear to her artist's studio. You'll be feeling the creative vibes when you slip into this easy piece.
Area does its impossibly cool retro-'80s thing with this eye-popping look trimmed with shimmering stripes. The brand's namesake NYC nightclub may be long gone, but the beat? The beat goes on.
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