Have you added a jumpsuit to your wardrobe yet? I’ve had my eye on them for a few years, but this is the first one I’ve purchased since the 1980s. I loved jumpsuits back then, and I love them now! My off-the-shoulder jumpsuit is from a local boutique, Acey Design (see their selection of jumpsuits here). If you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon (sorry…I’m a sucker for puns!), I’m going to tell you five reasons why jumpsuits are the must-have outfit this year.


1. You can wear a jumpsuit anywhere, dressed up or down.

Jumpsuits are versatile, all-occasion outfits. You can wear a jumpsuit for work, daytime, weekend or evening wear, brunches, weddings, girl’s night out, summer parties, or even as a swimsuit coverup. They’re also great to bring along when you travel. I brought this jumpsuit on a recent cruise and styled it for daytime wear with sandals and a hat, and then I threw on heels and a belt for a chic, evening look. Definitely something to consider when packing for a trip and space is tight (See more cruise styles in What to Wear on a Cruise).


woman wearing a jumpsuit


2. Jumpsuits work for all ages and body types.

You might be thinking, yeah right, but it’s really true! Just google your favorite celebrity’s name + “wearing a jumpsuit.” I’ve see recent pictures of Jane Fonda, Sharon Stone, Melissa McCarthy, Reese Witherspoon, Hellen Mirren, Halle Berry, and Oprah Winfrey all wearing jumpsuits. These women span five decades from their 40s to their 80s, have different heights and body types, and all look amazing in jumpsuits.

When it fits properly, a full-length jumpsuit can make you appear taller and slimmer. Whether you’re petite, have a fuller figure, or have a longer torso like me, it shouldn’t be hard to find one that fits your body type. These stores have a good inventory of jumpsuits:

Regular size jumpsuits here, here, and here | Full figure jumpsuits here and here  | Petite jumpsuits here and here | Tall jumpsuits here and here (this one‘s cute, too.)


woman smiling


For a recent date night, I wore this jumpsuit with my silver Chelsea28 chain wallet from Nordstrom (comes in 4 colors and is under $50), this oval chain belt (now $18), my Sam Edelman ankle strap heels (love these, too), and my favorite cat-eye Prada sunglasses.


woman wearing a jumpsuit


3. Jumpsuits come in multiple style options.

Designers and retailers offer a wide variety of jumpsuit styles. You can find them full length or cropped, in denim, vintage, boho-style, tailored, shirtdress styles, boiler suits, overalls, safari style, strapless or with spaghetti straps, and more. There really is a jumpsuit style that suits everyone. If you have concerns about how you’re going to use the bathroom with a jumpsuit, look for one with elastic (like mine) or one with a front or side closure.

Loft has several cute jumpsuits and most are on sale for under $50 right now. These got my attention with the different necklines; they have several more in stock and on sale. I currently have my eye on this red/white gingham one from Anthropologie.


4. Jumpsuits are a quick and easy complete outfit.

Jumpsuits are a complete outfit in and of themselves. You can simply throw them on, go, and look great. No more spending too much time in your closet agonizing over what outfit to assemble or wear. Jumpsuits are also more elevated than jeans and a tee-shirt and more practical than a dress, but you get the same visual impression.


woman sitting on bench smiling


woman wearing jumpsuit and jean jacket

5. Jumpsuits aren’t going anywhere soon.

Jumpsuits have been back on the fashion scene for a couple of years now, and the fact that brands are making an array of styles and sizes is even better news for women over 40. With plenty of stylish and comfortable jumpsuit options to choose from, women have another easy and chic wardrobe item that will be around for quite some time.


In preparing this post, I noticed a lot of jumpsuits on sale right now. That makes six reasons! What are you waiting for? It’s time to get yourself a jumpsuit! I bet you’ll love it, too!

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xo, Lisa


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