We once thought that it took a strongly fashion-forward woman to wear a jumpsuit, but upon further consideration, we think it just takes a smart one. Yes, some all-in-ones make a big statement, but there are so many subtle styles available that it's possible to find a suit for any situation.
The jumpsuit popped up on so many different spring runways it's hard to keep track of all of their appearances. A few of our favorite examples include Stella McCartney (floral prints, spaghetti straps), Givenchy (multiple pockets, slightly cropped length), and Prada (silky plaid). We've spotted a wide range of celebrities wearing assorted jumpsuit styles as well. Pixie Geldof wore a short mustard playsuit with black tights for the launch of an H&M flagship store in London, while Erin Wasson chose one of our favorite runway looks-the aforementioned Prada-for a party in Los Angeles. Elettra Wiedemann and Helena Christensen both selected ultra long, wide-leg jumpsuits for a Swarovski cocktail party and lunch honoring Antony Todd, respectively. We like the orange pop of Weidemann's belt and Christensen's simple accessories. Our final example comes from the recent queen of the all-in-one, Rihanna. She was spotted last month in Los Angeles wearing Stella McCartney's ultra girly ruffled jumpsuit with an oversized pair of hoop earrings and YSL's Biarritz Sandals ($195).
As far as product goes, we found some simple playsuits and jumpsuits that are cute enough to make even the most fervent romper-hater reconsider their stance. One of the best pieces we've seen is Alexander Wang's Silk Racerback Playsuit ($266 on sale). We'd wear it with some nude sandals like farylrobin's Wee Punched & Studded Thongs ($170) for day and dress it up with a set of silver cuff bracelets for night. Paul & Joe Prommier Jumpsuit ($248) is a bit more adventurous thanks to the snake print fabric. The soft gray and looser silhouette of Margo London's Felix Playsuit ($161) and the zipper details on the ankles of the Farahbella Meme Jumpsuit ($335) are both notable too. Finally, we'd like to suggest checking out Topshop's plentiful bounty of well-priced playsuits. They're stocking prints and solids, as well as long and short lengths, so you're likely to find the perfect piece for your summer wardrobe.
Left to right: Pixie Geldof (Getty), Erin Wasson, Elettra Wiedmann, Helena Christensen (Getty), Rihanna (INFgoff).