Jumpsuits make getting dressed for parties a “one and done” affair. And perhaps the inability to choose between a suit and a dress was the impetus behind the recent wave of chic jumpsuits on the red carpet. Celebs are favoring one-piece wonders that combine the tailoring of menswear with the sleekness of a column gown. We especially love the look in monochromatic black and white with pinpointed injections of color and pattern. Click through to see the stars that are inspiring us to get a jump on the mod jumpsuit trend, and a few of the picks on our must-have list.
Elizabeth Banks in Osman
We loved the playfulness of the pink sash and patterned bodice of actress Elizabeth Banks’ Osman jumpsuit at The LEGO Movie premiere. Not to mention her impeccable styling and the fact that it fit her like a dream.
Michelle Dockery in Moschino
Michelle Dockery’s look at the DuJour Pre-Golden Globes Party was ladylike enough to suit her Downton Abbey character and of-the-moment enough to turn our heads. Her black Moschino jumpsuit featured a contrasting collar and swingy pants — and her fuchsia lip was perfection.
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Michelle Williams in BCBGMaxAzria
Michelle Williams didn’t need a gown to be a show-stopper at the Essence Black Women in Music event. The geometric colorblocking of her black and white BCBGMaxAzria jumpsuit created a look that was simultaneously bold and relaxed.
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Anna Friel in Osman
British actress Anna Friel dressed up in another jumpsuit we love by Osman at a Pre-BAFTA party. The embellishment on her Nicholas Kirkwood pumps elegantly echoed the corset top’s unusual "X" pattern, and the tapered pants on the bottom gave this look a smart touch that a skirt would’ve missed.
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Sarah Hyland in Giulietta
Sarah Hyland worked a more laid-back jumpsuit look on a visit to the SiriusXM Studios. Her two-tone Giulietta jumpsuit had a throwback feel, but the over-the-shoulder braid and clean styling made the look youthful and modern.
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Parker Kaysha Colorblock Jumpsuit
Parker Kaysha Colorblock Jumpsuit, $286 at Bloomingdales.
Charlotte Russe Metallic Belted Jumpsuit
Charlotte Russe Metallic Belted Jumpsuit, $32.99 at Charlotte Russe.
Band of Outsiders Strapless Jumpsuit
Band of Outsiders Strapless Jumpsuit, $995 at Saks Fifth Avenue.
ModCloth Debut and Night Jumpsuit
ModCloth Debut and Night Jumpsuit, $37.99 at ModCloth.
Tibi Two-Tone Crossover-Front Jumpsuit
Tibi Two-Tone Crossover-Front Jumpsuit, $190 at Saks Fifth Avenue.