Fancy pants is the look we are going for here - literally.

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.

Here are just a few reasons why a 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.
  • 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. And, if you stick with our tips and jumpsuit suggestions, the only gossip is going to be about how well you dress.

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

Norma Kamali, known for her simple boldness, gives us this black draped 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 sleeve shoulder effect 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.

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 jumpsuit.

Cropped to fit all, and to show off your shoes, this formal belted black jumpsuit is impeccably done. Flowy, sexy (the deep v), 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 a dressy mini bag.

The bold & embellished

Go big or go home. That's the theme with these bold, yet beautiful, jumpsuits. DVF has a flare for color, and this pink pussy bow jumpsuit is beautifully crafted.

Just when you think you're tired of black, this charming 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 in the Spring & Summer months, and this velvet marigold 'bellows' 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.

Because a girl needs options

So many jumpsuits, so little time! Thank goodness for Shop It To Me - finally a platform where you can search multiple jumpsuits from different stores, all in one place. Plus you choose your selected sizes (and brands) and Shop It To Me will quickly put everything into perspective for you. It's a quick and free sign-up, and the service is totally free.

No woman should be bothered to hop from site to site, frantically searching for something to wear. Shop It To Me is a trusted game changer that will make shopping fun again- and save you some money along the way.

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