As the holidays approach us our minds become wrapped around the usual; eggnog, gift shopping, office parties, and how many pieces of fruit cake will I put away? Before you go shopping around for the perfect holiday dress, consider a jumpsuit instead. Yes. That’s right, jumpsuits are not reserved exclusively for summer. Many of our favorite designers have just the right jumpsuit to flatter your figure and leave room for comfort. Whether you’re attending a special occasion or ringing in the New Year with friends these select five will suit just about any event.
Stella McCartney $3,225
Wrap yourself in shimmering sequins lined with black silk chiffon this holiday season. Stella McCartney, widely known through her affiliation with her rock-star dad Paul McCartney is also celebrated for her ability to bring that same energy to fashion design. McCartney introduces a conservative yet glamorous twist to the traditional jumpsuit design. Made in Italy, the Plunging V Neckline jumpsuit is complimented with sheer tailored sleeves and a natural waist. As opposed to the scrunched bottoms and folds that would have made this outfit far too predictable, the linear look is achieved through flowing wide cut pant legs. The McCartney jumpsuit is guaranteed to make a statement at any event without overstating itself.
Not ready to convert? It’s cool. You can fake it instead with the new BCBGMAXZRIA jumpsuit. It’s designed with all of the common features you are accustomed to seeing in a jumpsuit, while combining those features with the familiar flair you embrace in many of your favorite holiday themed dresses. The strapless design and square neckline are reminiscent of a jumpsuit. However, by the time your eyes make their way down to the mid-section a sheer silk black bottom reveals that you are actually wearing a mini dress. If debating comfort over beauty consider this. The most coverage you will get in this design is in the nearly invisible slash hand pockets.
Go all out with the luxe and sophisticated halter by BEBE shown in bright silver. This disco inspired rendition features shimmering accents, as well as delicate ruching around the top and pulled in waist. Its polyester material and edgy tailoring make glamour affordable. Seductive curves (whether you have them or not) are created with a peek-a-boo cleavage lining, wrapped waist, and flowing full cut pant legs that are closely tailored at the ends.
The sheer bottom look and either full cut of free flowing pant legs have been particularly popular this year. However, the Modern blouson jumpsuit by White House Black Market distinguishes this seemingly redundant sheer bottom design, with great execution and a sleek strapless top. Silk lining and a pulled in waist are substituted for polyester and removable glitzy knotted band. A square top replaces sequins with shimmering synthetic fibers that create the appearance of black water. A great selection for evenings out.
It’s almost impossible not to recognize the seemingly effortless simplified elegance that is the trademark of Diane von Furstenburg. The Adeolea Opened-Black by DVF makes modesty look fabulous with a thin strapped halter, bear arms, and a gently pulled in waist. The cowl-like draping in the front is complimented with diving open back. Absolutely great if you are blessed with a small upper body. Made with black jersey for flexibility and comfort, the Adeolea requires no added jewelry or accessories. If the diva from within compels you to do so anyhow feel free to dress it up with a bold pair of earrings.