What Are the Best Jumpsuits? (2024)

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By Rachael Griffiths, a writer at the Strategist covering travel, fashion, and beauty. She joined the Strategist in 2021 after interning for the site.

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It’s easy to see the appeal of the jumpsuit: Throw on a single garment and you’re ready to go. Perhaps that’s the reason they’ve become a wardrobe staple for many women, just as essential as a pair of ankle boots or a trusty white tee. But as with any basic, not all jumpsuits are made equal, and you might be struggling to find one to suit your own personal style. To help, I asked 15 fashionable people — including stylists, costume designers, and our own writers and editors — about their favorites, then scoured our archives for any standouts (including some that celebrities told us they can’t live without). Below, find rugged workwear-inspired styles and party-appropriate options (all organized by price, so you can easily find one to suit your budget.)

Best under-$100 jumpsuits

Strategist editor Maxine Builder discovered this affordable, “wildly practical” jumpsuit in the Work Utility and Safety Apparel section of Amazon. After wearing it year-round, “my affection for the piece has reached the point where I actually feel a little lost when I reach for the jumpsuit in the morning, only to remember that it’s in the wash,” writes Builder. “But since these coveralls are less than $40 apiece, I can stock up on all of the colors without breaking the bank — or having to really think about dressing myself ever again.”

If you’re looking for an affordable, cozy, pajama-adjacent jumpsuit, we suggest this flight-attendant favorite. At our last (unofficial) count, the number of flight attendants who owned it was nearly 400 — and, according to some of the ones we spoke to about it, their enthusiasm spawned a dedicated Facebook group about the garment called “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jumpsuit.” Writer Hilary Reid, who talked to those flight attendants about why they love it so, summed up what she learned like this: “When people who fly for a living say that something is travel-friendly — and comfortable, easy to wear, and generally no fuss — we’re inclined to take their word for it.”

This $40 Target jumpsuit can stand with options even five times its price. It’s a staple for New York Magazine deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff, who owns it in camel brown (there are plenty of other shades available, including olive green). The size range is generous, ranging from 0–30. Made with twill cotton, the jumpsuit has four roomy, iPhone-friendly pockets and a flattering waist-cinching belt.

For transitional weather (like from summer to fall), social media manager and activist Kara Smith loves this short-sleeved jumpsuit from workwear-turned-streetwear-brand Dickie’s. She says the jumpsuit is great for “cool mornings that turn into warm afternoons” because of its breathable, sweat-wicking Temp-iQ fabric. The material is slightly stretchy, and adding to the jumpsuit’s comfort is elastic along the back of the waistband that gives it a relaxed fit. “Plus, it has plenty of pockets,” adds Smith.

Although not technically a jumpsuit, this unitard got the seal of approval from both Smith and Strategist writer Dominique Pariso. Smith describes it as “flattering and functional,” praise echoed by Pariso (who particularly loves how the unitard flatters her butt). Thanks to its thick and compressive material, Pariso finds the unitard super-supportive during aerobic exercises like burpees and squats. Smith works out in her unitard, too, but also likes to throw it on as a day-to-day casual outfit — which is how it made it’s way onto this list.

Strategist contributor Jenny Friedler discovered this jumpsuit while heavily pregnant but worried “a garment claiming to be one-size-fits-all seemed destined to make my five-foot-three self look like a hobbit.” Much to her surprise, though, the garment fit her (and her bump) comfortably. Presentable enough to wear on a Zoom call, Friedler calls the jumpsuit the ultimate WFH fit and says her non-pregnant sister, who was inspired to buy one for herself, loves it just as much as she does. And as you may have already clocked, thanks to the pleated design, the jumpsuit is a dupe for the cool-people-approved Pleats Please line by Issey Miyake.

Best under-$200 jumpsuits

Forget just jumpsuits — this is the best piece of clothing I’ve ever bought in my life. Since picking it up from sustainable London-based brand PeachyDen two years ago, it’s become my ultimate go-to piece. It’s so slinky and flattering that, once it’s zipped up, it looks as if it’s been tailored to my body, and the emerald-green color is decadent enough to make me look put together — with very little effort.As someone who used to buy a new outfit for almost every social occasion, investing in this jumpsuit has truly changed my shopping habits.I’ve partnered it with Converse for picnics, Docs for festivals, and heels for fancy dinners with friends. As someone who usually wears an XS, I opted for a size up in the Kernel, and I’m happy I did — it’s not suffocating at all, but the velvet has next to no stretch. In the summer, I switch to wearing the less sweaty jersey version — you’ll want some seriously thin underwear to avoid a VPL, though.

Nooworks is a women-owned apparel brand known for its brightly printed and patterned garments that are all produced in California. Novelist Helen Phillips brought no less than four of their jumpsuits (which also come in neutral styles like this one that she owns) on a six-week-long book tour and noted that, while their $148 price tag may seem steep, “compliments and inquiries rain down” on her whenever she leaves the house in one.

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Chloe Anello, a former Strategist writer, owns three of these jumpsuits that she loves for its versatility. “It’s comfortable with breathable fabric that’s not stiff like that of other utility jumpsuits, allowing me to wear it without overheating” in the summer. Come the colder months, Anello says she just throws a turtleneck on underneath, which “keeps me warm.” She notes this is also a good option if you’re tall; Anello is 5-foot-9 and says “the pants actually reach my ankles, which is rare.”

A fan of simplicity, stylist Ansley Morgan loves “the ease of a jumpsuit because your outfit requires very little thought.” It makes sense, then, that her pick is this unfussy option from Universal Standard. With its minimal details and loose fit, Morgan says it’s a great piece for everyday wear. It’s made of a comfortable, stretchy cotton twill and available in sizes 00 to 40 (as with all of the pieces from Universal Standard).

Best splurge-worthy jumpsuits

Musician Phoebe Bridgers told us she loves this jumpsuit, which makes her “feel like a superhero when I put it on.” She’s such a fan that she owns two, in black, and says she wears them so often that “they’re now more gray.” California-based brand Big Bud Press makes their cotton twill jumpsuits in just about any color you can think of, and also has a short-sleeved version if you’re dressing for warmer weather. Though they do have one flaw, which Bridgers sums up like this: “You have to strip to go pee, so that’s a little rough.” Still, she says “the jumpsuit is so comfortable, it makes up for that.”

Alex Mill’s twill jumpsuits are another favorite pick of Builder’s. She pairs hers — in the tan shade Hickory — with a pair of chunky sneakers for long walks with her dog around Williamsburg. The jumpsuit has a slightly cropped leg and adjustable tabs at the waist but already fits pretty true to size, says Builder, who says next time, she’d order a medium rather than a large “since it’s already a slightly baggier fit.”

Meanwhile, Strategist deals editor Sam Daly owns the shorter version of this jumpsuit. It’s cut to sit between the knee and upper thigh. “I love to pair it with a belt for a more fitted look, but it’s also very comfy by itself — and fits true to size,” she says. “I wear it all day while walking around NYC, and it doesn’t stretch out or get too wrinkly.”

Builder also owns the Expedition jumpsuit from Alex Mill, which she says is more fitted, giving it a slightly dressier vibe. “I wore it to a bridal lunch with my in-laws recently, and it was totally appropriate,” she says. The jumpsuit has a self-tie belt if you’re after a little extra cinch (though this is removable) and plenty of deep, handy pockets for stowing your phone and keys securely.

Long before Skims, there was Spanx. Its “perfect” jumpsuit, made head to toe from the brand’s figure-hugging, core-shaping ponte fabric, is a favorite of petite-plus influencer Tinsaye Berhanu. She says it’s “very comfortable and easy to style casually but can also be amped up with heels and accessories.” Berhanu owns the jumpsuit in off-white, but it’s also available in classic and easy-to-style black.

A jumpsuit list wouldn’t be complete without something from the queen of coveralls: Ilana Konh. Her signature jumpsuits are worn by everyone from Molly Baz to Erica Chidi Cohen. “You can pretty much find me in an Ilana Kohn jumpsuit any day of the week, on any occasion,” says designer and illustrator Jordan Barton, who owns the discontinued Tuck Coveralls, similar to this short-sleeved jumpsuit. “I love how capable I look and feel in it — like I can do anything in it.”

Yang’s other favorite jumpsuits are made by the NYC-based designer Caron Callahan and include workwear-inspired twill versions as well as elegant, somewhat dressier ones like the Josefina. “Callahan’s clothing has great details and silhouettes and is beautifully made,” says Yang. “The jumpsuits — like all her clothes — feel elevated and special but comfortable and functional at the same time.” Yang has the short-sleeved Crawford and the cross-back Crista, which the label often releases for warmer seasons (but can currently be found on resale sites such as Poshmark or the RealReal). For fall and winter, Callahan produces the long-sleeved Fincher.

“I’ve been really into corsets and boning since last year, when I purchased this jumpsuit,” says Strategist junior writer Brenley Goertzen. “The mesh cutouts are very tasteful, and the bodice really sucks me in, but not in an uncomfortable way. I like that it has built-in cups, so I don’t need a bra, and the pants are very lightweight, so I’m never overheating.” The jumpsuit was Goertzen’s first purchase from House of CB, where she now finds herself returning for formal- and occasionwear dresses and jumpsuits. Although it has a zipper close, Goertzen says she can easily manage to get it on and off to nip to the bathroom. And it’s so popular that several of her friends have borrowed it already.

Additional reporting by Dominique Pariso.

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Jumpsuits: A Wardrobe Staple for Women

Jumpsuits have become a popular wardrobe staple for many women due to their convenience and versatility. They offer the ease of throwing on a single garment and being ready to go. However, not all jumpsuits are made equal, and finding one that suits your personal style can be a challenge.

Best Under-$100 Jumpsuits

The article mentions several jumpsuits under $100 that have received positive reviews from fashionable people. Here are some notable options:

  1. Five Rock Poplin Short Sleeve Unlined Coveralls - This affordable and practical jumpsuit is available on Amazon for less than $40. It has been highly recommended by Strategist editor Maxine Builder for its versatility and affordability [[1]].

  2. PRETTYGARDEN Women’s Jumpsuit With Pockets - This cozy and affordable jumpsuit has gained popularity among flight attendants. It is known for its comfort, easy wear, and travel-friendly features. It has even inspired a dedicated Facebook group called "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Jumpsuit" [[2]].

  3. Universal Thread Women’s Short-Sleeve Button-Front Boilersuit - This jumpsuit, available at Target for $40, offers a flattering fit with a waist-cinching belt and four roomy pockets. It has been praised by New York Magazine deputy editor Alexis Swerdloff for its quality and affordability [[3]].

  4. Dickies Women’s FLEX Temp-iQ™ Short Sleeve Coveralls, Dark Navy - This short-sleeved jumpsuit from Dickie's is loved by social media manager and activist Kara Smith for its breathability and comfort. It is made with sweat-wicking Temp-iQ fabric and features an elastic waistband for a relaxed fit [[4]].

  5. Girlfriend Collective Cami Unitard - Although technically not a jumpsuit, this unitard has received positive reviews from both Kara Smith and Strategist writer Dominique Pariso. It is described as flattering, functional, and supportive during various activities. It is made of thick and compressive material [[5]].

  6. Nothing Fits But Infinite Stretch Pleated Jumpsuit - This jumpsuit, discovered by Strategist contributor Jenny Friedler, is known for its comfortable fit and versatility. It is suitable for both work-from-home situations and casual wear. Its pleated design resembles the popular Pleats Please line by Issey Miyake [[6]].

Best Under-$200 Jumpsuits

The article also mentions jumpsuits under $200 that are worth considering. Here are a few notable options:

  1. PeachyDen Kernel Velvet - This jumpsuit from sustainable London-based brand PeachyDen has received high praise. It is described as slinky, flattering, and versatile. The emerald-green color adds a touch of decadence to the overall look [[7]].

  2. Nooworks Black Magic Suit - Nooworks is a women-owned apparel brand known for its brightly printed and patterned garments. Their jumpsuits have received compliments and inquiries from novelist Helen Phillips during her book tour. They are available in various styles and colors [[8]].

  3. Outerknown Station Jumpsuit - This jumpsuit is loved for its versatility and comfortable fabric. It is breathable and suitable for both warm and cold weather. It has been recommended by Chloe Anello, a former Strategist writer, for its iPhone-friendly pockets and flattering fit [[9]].

  4. Universal Standard Kate Stretch Cotton Twill Jumpsuit, Navy - This jumpsuit is favored for its simplicity and loose fit. It is made of comfortable and stretchy cotton twill and is available in a wide range of sizes. It has been recommended by stylist Ansley Morgan for everyday wear [[10]].

Best Splurge-Worthy Jumpsuits

For those willing to invest in higher-priced jumpsuits, the article suggests the following options:

  1. Big Bud Press Everyday Jumpsuit, Basic Black - Musician Phoebe Bridgers loves this jumpsuit and describes it as comfortable and versatile. It is available in various colors and is made of cotton twill. However, it has the drawback of requiring complete removal for bathroom breaks [[11]].

  2. Alex Mill Standard Jumpsuit in Cotton Twill - This jumpsuit, available in tan shade Hickory, is praised for its comfort and versatility. It has a slightly cropped leg and adjustable tabs at the waist. It is recommended by Strategist editor Maxine Builder for its casual yet stylish look [[12]].

  3. Alex Mill Standard Short Jumpsuit in Cotton Twill - This shorter version of the Alex Mill jumpsuit is favored for its comfort and fit. It is suitable for casual wear and can be paired with a belt for a more fitted look. It is recommended by Strategist deals editor Sam Daly [[13]].

  4. Alex Mill Expedition Jumpsuit - This jumpsuit offers a more fitted and dressier vibe. It is suitable for various occasions and features a self-tie belt and deep pockets. It has been recommended by Strategist editor Maxine Builder for its versatility and style [[14]].

  5. Spanx The Perfect Jumpsuit - This jumpsuit, made entirely of Spanx's figure-hugging ponte fabric, is praised for its comfort and easy styling options. It is recommended by petite-plus influencer Tinsaye Berhanu for its versatility and ability to be dressed up or down [[15]].

  6. Ilana Kohn Chichi Coverall - Ilana Kohn is known for her signature jumpsuits, and this short-sleeved jumpsuit is a popular choice. It is described as capable, comfortable, and suitable for any occasion. It is recommended by designer and illustrator Jordan Barton [[16]].

  7. Caron Callahan Potter Jumpsuit - Caron Callahan's jumpsuits are known for their great details, silhouettes, and quality. They offer a range of options, from workwear-inspired twill versions to dressier ones. They are recommended by Strategist writer Yang-Yi Goh for their elevated yet comfortable style [[17]].

  8. Mylene Corset Mesh Panel Jumpsuit - This jumpsuit is favored for its corset and boning details. It is described as tasteful, flattering, and comfortable. It is recommended by Strategist junior writer Brenley Goertzen for its unique design and versatility [[18]].

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