There are certain events that call for cocktail attire and gowns, and those same events also call for a dressy jumpsuit. Surprised? Don't be. Jumpsuits are equally (if not more) sophisticated than the average cocktail dress, and we have the proof.
If you're looking for a special occasion jumpsuit to wear to a wedding, you've found the right article.
Here are just a few reasons why a special occasion jumpsuit is a good idea:
- Versatility: you can get many wears of out it. Each time you can switch up its vibe by wearing different shoes, accessories, and hairstyles. By switching up the look, you'll get many more wears out of your jumpsuit than you think.
- No guesswork: there's no worrying about if your skirt and top matches. A jumpsuit is an easy "cheat" around an otherwise complicated look.
- Ease: easy to pack, easy to wear, easy to hem, you get the point.
- Flattering: most of the time you'll find that a dressy jumpsuit is going to look better on most bodies than your average dress.
- Something different: a jumpsuit isn't the obvious option when going out, but, when worn properly, it's definitely going to be the talk of the party.
Stick with the basics
If you stick with the classics you can't go wrong. A "basic" black jumpsuit proves to be anything but basic.
Sleek & Chic
Black is always a good idea to wear as a wedding guest, and it still applies when shopping for a jumpsuit look.
Norma Kamali, known for her simple boldness, gives us this black draped sleeveless jumpsuit that is so effortlessly elegant.
*You've got to click the image to see how this garment looks on the model*
It runs sleek against the body and its one shoulder effect, with the long sleeve, is stunning. Possibly the best 2 parts about this dressy jumpsuit: it's only $250 and it's machine washable. #mindblown
Stylist Tip: wear shiny silver strappy sandals with this look, and add a bold pair of drop earrings. Keep your hair sleek and clean, go for a smokey eye, and top off with a sparkly clutch. We love this black jumpsuit and foresee many other events, besides a wedding, where this outfit can be worn.
The jumpsuit for people who don't like jumpsuits
It happens, you either hate, or all of a sudden aren't into the whole jumpsuit idea. Many jumpsuits, especially dressy ones, are now designed to look more like an evening gown. Fame and Partners gets it right with its 'wilcox' pleated wide leg jumpsuit.
Cropped to complement many heights, and to show off your shoes, this formal belted black jumpsuit is impeccably done. Flowy, sexy (its deep v neck), and flattering from all angles, if you're having a hard time finding a fancy jumpsuit, this Fame and Partners piece is waiting for you to rock it.
Stylist Tip: because of the plunging neckline, wearing a necklace is a good look here. Keep the shoes strappy, but simple; add a minimalistic earring, and top off the ensemble with an elegant mini bag.
The bold & embellished
Go big or go home. That's the theme with these bold, yet beautiful, jumpsuits. Diane Von Furstenberg has a flare for color, and this pink pussy bow sleeveless jumpsuit is beautifully crafted. We particularly love this DVF crepe jumpsuit for a Spring wedding.
And, just when you think you're tired of black, this charming cropped v-neck Needle & Thread tulle-trimmed sequin jumpsuit pops up and makes you re-think everything. Well, just kidding, we're never tired of black around here!
Newsflash, velvet still works for a wedding guest in the Spring & Summer months, and this velvet marigold 'bellows' wrap jumpsuit is effortless chic perfection. Giving off bohemian-grecian vibes, we love this Young, Fabulous & Broke jumpsuit because: it has pockets, it's cuffed at the bottom so no need to hem it, it ties at the waist, and its 3/4 sleeves are perfect for adding bracelets.
Stylist Tip: keep your jewelry and shoes yellow gold, go for a bronzy look with a nude lip, and try putting your hair in loose curls.
A couple more . . .
Just to prove our point about being able to wear a dressy jumpsuit to a black tie wedding, here are some more wedding jumpsuit looks that are more than appropriate to show up in for your best friend's big day.
DVF comes through again with this stunning fitted black one shoulder jumpsuit. It's perfectly fitted throughout the bodice, and the legs are more of a boot cut, rather than a super wide leg.
How chic is this Amur floral print jumpsuit? This spaghetti strap 100% silk wide leg jumpsuit is the definition of wedding guest chic.
Last, but definitely not least, is this skinny pant Black Halo navy lace jumpsuit. When you don't want to wear a black jumpsuit, a navy jumpsuit is definitely your second best go-to regarding a darker color. Because of it's fancy high neck lacy bodice, you don't need to worry about a necklace; and with its ruffle 3/4 sleeves, bracelets aren't necessary. The only accessories we suggest are chic earrings and an elegant evening bag.
Because a girl needs options
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