How To Wear A Jumpsuit: The All-In-One Outfit

As much as I love to meticulously piece together the perfect outfit, I will admit that sometimes the process is burdensome. I’m either on a time crunch or just can’t quite find the right combination. It’s on those days that I’m super grateful for this month’s trend: the jumpsuit! I’ll show you how to wear a jumpsuit.

Jumpsuits are fantastic because they are a complete outfit in just one piece and perfect for the busy life of the over 40 woman. I especially love them because they are a wonderful alternative to dresses, and maybe I’ll lose my girl card for this, but I’d wear pants over a dress any day!

How To Wear a Jumpsuit When You’re Over 40

Jumpsuit Trend

Lots of designers presented the jumpsuit for fall 2018. After doing a recap of the shows, I noticed how most of the jumpsuits on the runway were constructed using lush fabrics like leather and velvet. I was completely taken with the upscale yet utilitarian leather jumpsuit by Zadig and Voltaire. I simply need that in my closet immediately!


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One of the more toned-down versions was presented by Fendi in black silk satin with contrasting white high neckline and cuffs. If you are looking for some breath-taking fashion moments, go back and scan through the fall 2018 RTW shows like I did. You will not be disappointed.

How To Wear A Jumpsuit

So what’s not to love about throwing on a jumpsuit and going about your day? They are the perfect alternative to wear to a semi-formal event or party; or just pull on a casual one to lounge around or run your errands. I personally love to get fancy with jumpsuits. I wear mine to work and to weddings to stay comfortable. I always add some fabulous jewelry and unexpected shoes and the result looks elegant and polished.

Depending on your budget, this DVF Long Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit is perfect if you’re looking for high end. If you are a little more budget-conscious, this Striped Belted Surplus Jumpsuit from Express will get you through your day or evening looking fashionably on point.

If you prefer to keep it casual, this Ganni Clark Pinstriped Jumpsuit will take you right into fall and out with your friends for weekend brunch; just pair it with some clean white sneakers or low-heeled ankle boots and your outfit is complete!

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Shop The Jumpsuit Trend

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Black Halo Russo Ruffle-Sleeve Straight-Leg Jumpsuit, $390

Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $445

Cynthia Rowley Dylan Wide-Leg Jumpsuit, $395

Express Striped Belted Surplice Jumpsuit, $98

Ganni Clark Pinstriped Crepe Jumpsuit, $280

DVF Long Sleeve Wrap Jumpsuit, $598

Jumpsuits From The Runway

Zadig & Voltaire Fall RTW 2018

Fendi Fall RTW 2018

This is how you properly wear a jumpsuit when you are over 40.

–Carmen Turner

You may like more of Carmen’s Wearable Trends posts: Wearable Trends: Will You Give Patchwork A Try? and Stepping Into Fall In Show-Stopping Shoes.

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