What do Alexa Chung, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kate Moss have in common? The label "style star" is an understatement on their resumes. These women set trends like no one's business. They also share one other thing: embracing jumpsuits and rompers on red carpets and in their personal street style. It was back in 2010 when this trend first started to make the scene, and recently it's cropped back up in a big way. It's our job to let you know the cycle of fashion, and when one piece has a recurring go-round, we pay attention. Of course, its frequency isn't the only thing that recommends this easy piece. Rompers and Jumpsuits are extremely versatile. Not only can they work for day with a blazer and a belt, they can be jazzed up for night with tights, heels and statement jewelry. Because they don't require separates coordination, they'll do in a pinch when you're short on time, too. Take a look at some of our favorite "onesies" available right now, as well as our dos and don'ts tips.
So many jumpsuits, so little time. How do you choose? By elimination, of course. Prints are tricky and can be too girly. This purple adds color, without being too much. Remember, a jumpsuit can be a whole lotta look if it's not done well.
$795 at Net-a-Porter.
Mesh and Sexy
We love trends as much as the next gal, but we also like to keep it classy, which is why we included this suit. It's a do that's so close to being a don't. What saves it? The solid black color. If this were army green, the military reference would make it look like a costume, not an outfit.
$78 at Nasty Gal.
It takes a brave girl to wear heart-stopping red in a jumpsuit. But as you can see, it can be done in a simple way that's upscale and sophisticated. Note the wide legs. They have movement like a skirt, a plus. Just be careful to keep your waist defined. There are so many slouchy jumpsuits on the market that look, well, sloppy. Keep it to one loose-fitting area only.
$690 at Neiman Marcus.
The New Neutral
Rompers allow you to play with being daring, without showing too much. Take for example this number with the short-shorts. Pull on a pair of tights underneath and you're showing off your shapely gams while leaving enough to the imagination.
$198 at Singer22.
This cut is an ode to 1940s chic. It skims your shape and defines without being constricting, which we love! This is the perfect simple romper to wear for day and then transform for night.
$49.25 at ASOS.
The woven pattern and mix of navy and black is upscale and chic — who said rompers couldn't be? Not us. We can picture this with the perfect little tuxedo jacket over top, paired with class black suede pumps.
$96 at Nordstrom.