This summer it seemed like jumpsuits were everywhere, and no not simply at children’s birthday parties. Fashionably dressed women wore them to Art Hamptons as festive attire, to Hamptons Classic for a chic, yet summer cool look and it was almost as if they became they required office wardrobe. As the weather, has grown cold and dreary, the jumpsuit is becoming less of a trend and more of a staple. Rock the jumpsuit look at work with these tips from experts designer Regina Kravitz and Brooke Jaffe, style director at Bloomingdale’s in Roosevelt Field.
“I’ve been designing jumpsuits for a really long time,” Kravitz said. “I started making them in the 1980s, it was a mistake, but it looked great.”
When it comes to wearing a jumpsuit to work, Kravitz and Jaffe said it’s all about paying attention to the neckline, accessorizing and a great blazer.
BCBGeneration Jumpsuit – Sheer Panel, Bloomingdale’s in Roosevelt Field
Dos and Don’ts of Wearing a Jumpsuit To Work
Necklines: You don’t want something that is too revealing in the front and while jumpsuits come in a range of all different necklines, for the office one that is high at the neck is the best option.
Length and Width: Pay attention not only to the pant length but also to the width of the leg. The most practical jumpsuit for the office is one with a pant that hits the ankle. Long and wide leg jumpsuits are most suitable for after work but if wearing them pair with boots not tucked in or a great flat, while skinnier leg widths go great with flats or tucked into a boot.
Sleeves: A long sleeve jumpsuit is perfect for work and the cooler days, but sleeveless jumpsuits still work as long as paired with a blazer or cardigan and can then become easy work to night-out attire.
“One of my favorite work looks is a black jumpsuit paired with a white blazer. You can never go wrong with a simple black one,” Jaffe said. “A sleek closed toe pump brings this look together and is extra chic when the pant leg is tight around the ankle.”
Ella Moss Jumpsuit – Stella, Bloomingdale’s in Roosevelt Field
When it comes to accessorizing, less is more. Jumpsuits don’t need much.
For a more conservative office look, Jaffe recommends pairing jumpsuits with earrings or a cuff bracelet. For a creative office environment create a bold, strong statement by pushing up the sleeves of your blazer to show off the metal cuff.
For a sporty work look, Kravitz loves a belt that cinches the waist.
“Even a great leather sash works,” Kravitz said.
She also suggests a chunky necklace or a great scarf for a put together but fun look.
FAYE jumpsuit, by Regina Kravitz, available at Robertson Madison and Stitch Southampton
Kravitz and Jaffe both love jumpsuits with blazers.
“The blazer is the key piece that makes this look office appropriate, especially if the jumpsuit is sleeveless,” Jaffe said.
Kravitz suggests a blazer that hits just over the hip or for a softer look a cardigan.
“Jumpsuits are a lot of fun, they have perfect fits and that’s the whole key,” Kravitz said.