I Was a Diehard Dress Person Until I Saw These Party Jumpsuits

If you're anything like us (which, seeing as you've found yourself here, we assume you are), you'll already be giving your party attire some thought. Mid-October means we're on the festive peripheral, and considering more and more businesses are opting to host their Christmas bashes in November, that makes it A-OK to start discussing potential outfits, right? Right.


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Of course, there are always dresses to fall back on—whether they're black, sequinned, velvet or satin. Frocks provide us with a fail-safe way of looking fancy with next to no effort. However, we're here to tell you they're not the only one-and-done option. If you're keen to try something a little different this party season, jumpsuits are where it's at. Requiring the same level of styling effort as a dress but with all the cool kudos usually associated with suiting, jumpsuits really are the fashion trailblazer's all-in-one of choice.


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The options are endless: backless, halter-neck, wide leg, tapered, shiny, sparkly, minimal, extra—we guarantee there's one to suit you, whatever your vibe or budget. We have to warn you, though: These pieces are best tried out before you make your final judgement. There's something really weird about looking at a jumpsuit on a rack rather than on a model or yourself. However, don't overlook their potential. Scroll below and to find our expert edit of the best party jumpsuits. In fact, you may never want to wear a dress again…

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Now that your clothes are taken care of, let's tackle party shoes.

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.