How to wear a jumpsuit

Nikki ParkinsonFashion, How to 13 Comments

I remember when I first stepped into my Sacha Drake Solange jumpsuit.

It was a near-religious experience.

Not only did it feel as comfortable as wearing (fancy) pyjamas, I felt immediately dressed up.

How to wear a jumpsuit

Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 (available size 8-18)

The jersey fabric drapes beautifully over the bits I prefer being draped over.

The sleeves can be adjusted to either sit out as cap sleeves or be gathered in to almost a tank style.

You can also adjust the waistline. No pesky belt ties limiting where you place the belt that comes with it.

Me? I like wearing the tie on the hips. You might be a true or high-waist kind of girl.

However you waist this jumpsuit, you’ll soon find out just how versatile it is.

As for the inevitable question about how you go to the toilet … well, this one is as simple as untying the tie around your waist or hips and then untying the tie at the back of your neck. It then slips off and you catch it on the way down 😉

For tips on how to wear a jumpsuit (and this one is available in the spring Styling You Shop this month – see this post for how to work it into a 17-piece capsule wardrobe) read on.

We’ve got almost every occasion covered.

The office

How to wear a jumpsuit

1. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 | 2. Surafina scarf $49 | 3. Surafina jacket $189 | 4. Louenhide bag

Who said jumpsuits were just for nights out? Add a jacket and scarf and you have a great office outfit. Invited to drinks after work? How easy is it to turn this outfit into evening wear.

Here’s how …

Evening out

How to wear a jumpsuit

1. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 | 2. The Adorn Collective necklace $40 | 3. Surafina jacket $189

Swap out the scarf for a necklace. Keep the jacket on (or leave at the office) and you’re good to go.

Weekend away

How to wear a jumpsuit

 1. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 | 2. Everyday Cashmere knit $285 | 3. Read and Bell scarf $75

Going away for the weekend and want comfortable clothes that don’t crush in your overnight bag? This jumpsuit works a treat. Add a cashmere knit and scarf and you’re set with a smart casual outfit that you could wear to lounge around while reading a book or just as easily dress up by swapping out the scarf and knit for a necklace.

Weekend brunch

How to wear a jumpsuit

 1. Sacha Drake jumpsuit $249 | 2. Bohemian Traders $129

Think ’70s disco meets boho-chic with this teaming of the jumpsuit with a kimono jacket. It works because of the contrast. Add in a pair of comfortable wedges or sandals and it’s an outfit that will take you out to weekend brunch looking fab and feeling comfortable.

Are you ready to jumpsuit? Which of the looks above could you see yourself wearing?

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Comments 13

  1. Love that Sacha Drake jumpsuit so much and love how versatile it is. My faves are the weekend brunch look and the office. I’m a relatively new fan of the jumpsuit / playsuit. I have two playsuits and definitely have my eye on it’s longer sister the jumpsuit. Particularly in black or navy….xox

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