I have never really considered myself a jumpsuit person; finding the right one just seemed unnecessarily difficult and I love wearing formal dresses. Like love. So jumpsuits, just not on my radar.
Until I had an outfit crisis – Trinity Ball is the big formal end of the year event at Trinity College. So fancy, right? But it’s also a series of outdoor concerts filled with drunk 18-year-olds vomiting on their own shoes in April. So like not fancy and also freezing? Yeah, I had no idea what to wear either…
Luckily, my lovely friend Cathy suggested a jumpsuit. At first I was skeptical because she’s very fashion forward and can totally pull that shit off. But then I realized she was totally right, it was the perfect solution to my outfit conundrum: fancy but not too serious, comfortable and easy to move around in, and so much warmer than a little dress.
Needless to say, it was the best decision ever. I felt totally appropriate for the event but still got to dance all night, which, if you know me, is very important. Before, it had never even crossed my mind to wear a jumpsuit and now I can’t wait to break mine out again. Would love to dress mine down for a date with white sneakers and a slouchy sweater and am planning on wearing with heels to another ball next month. (Cause my life is fancy as shit like that.)
The other great thing about jumpsuits right now is that there about a million options online, so I thought I’d pick a few of my favorites to entice you to the pants side…
I feel like jumpsuits still have that ‘trendy’ aura about them, but they’ve really become super accessible, especially with so many options. I love how modern and cool they feel without being super fussy. That’s the dream, right?
So, would you ever wear a jumpsuit? Any fellow converts out there? Would love to hear.