I Was a Diehard Dress Person Until I Saw These Summer-Ready Jumpsuits

I don't like to pick favourites, but if I could only wear one item of clothing for the rest of my life, it would be a dress. Sure, I like jeans and skirts, but in my case anyway, they just don't spark the same joy as a dress. Be they midis or minis, fitted or oversize, dresses make up a huge percentage of the clothes hanging in my wardrobe, and that'll likely always be the case. Recently, however, I find my head is continually being turned by something other than a frock.

Jumpsuits are one of those trends I never thought I could pull off. I'm petite, but that's not the thing holding me back. I think it's a combination of having a long torso and legs on the shorter side. Although I'm at peace with my physique, I always just assumed this imbalance would make jumpsuit shopping difficult; finding a pair of trousers was tricky enough! Still, this summer, in particular, I couldn't help but notice that were so many excellent jumpsuits cropping up. So I bit the bullet and ordered myself one—a beige denim number with a zip-front fastening. I bought it two weeks ago, and honestly, I've scarcely worn anything else since.

It's got all the ease of a dress but with a completely different aesthetic, and I've come to realise there's been a gaping jumpsuit-shaped hole in my life. Now, I'm hell-bent on rectifying it. Summer jumpsuits are in plentiful supply right now, so I've rounded up some of my favourites for you below—with everything from denim to linen, bold to muted, you're sure to find one to suit you within my edit. Oh, and before you reach them, I've also included some prime examples of summer jumpsuit styling from Instagram. Enjoy!


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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.