The convenience of a jumpsuit for dancing at the reception is reason enough to wear one to a wedding. The comfort of a jumpsuit is virtually unparalleled to any dress. Then there’s the style power of jumpsuits — they’re sophisticated and ultra-modern. Jumpsuits feel like a breath of fresh air in the world of formal wear.
Take the Eliza J Sequin Jumpsuit, for example. Silver sequins add a sense of glamour that’ll make you sparkle but won’t outshine the bride. The surplice neckline reveals the perfect amount of décolletage and the belt tie cinches in your waist.
Most jumpsuits cover your legs, whether that means the majority of them (as in the case of a cropped leg style) or the entire length. This is great news if you don’t like your legs or if you’re attending a wedding in cold weather. Jumpsuits are also a great pick if you prefer a look that’s not traditionally feminine. They have a modern sensibility that’s undeniably chic and feminine in a fresh way.
On the flipside, it’s more difficult to pull off an overly long hem in a jumpsuit than it is in a dress. You can lift up the skirt of a dress when you walk, but this isn’t possible with the pant legs of a jumpsuit. Many semi-formal and formal jumpsuits are made with material that’s on the heavy, thick side. For this reason, they may not be the best choice for a spring or summer wedding.
Since dresses have been in existence for centuries and they’re a popular option to wear to weddings, you can find a virtually unlimited selection of styles. You also don’t have to worry about measuring your inseam for a dress as you do for a jumpsuit. Dresses are more convenient for restroom trips as well.
Conversely, the thought of wearing a dress to a winter wedding isn’t very appealing; it’s a potentially chilly proposition. You’ll need to make sure your legs are smooth and fit for public viewing if you wear a dress to a wedding.
Figuring out if a specific jumpsuit is appropriate wedding attire can be tricky.
Aside from your outfit, the hairstyle you wear to a wedding will be one of the most noticeable aspects of your entire look. Since most weddings are semi-formal or formal, your hairstyle should be elegant and polished. A good hair dryer makes a big difference in the appearance of your tresses.
Design details are the features on a wedding jumpsuit that affect its aesthetic most. There are many different types of design details: embellishments like sequins, lace and beading are often used on fancy jumpsuits worn to weddings. Other examples of formal wear-worthy design details include ruffles, bows and bejeweled straps or sleeve cuffs.
The length of the pants is one of the most critical factors to consider. After all, the pant legs are one of the main elements of a jumpsuit. While pants will hit differently on each person according to height, they’re designed in three different lengths: cropped, ankle-length and floor-length.
You might be surprised by the large variety of fits that are available in wedding jumpsuits. The fit includes the bodice and the pant legs. The bodice should be somewhat fitted without being skin-tight. Pant cuts that are polished enough for a formal occasion include straight leg, tapered leg and wide leg.
You can expect to pay from $99-$250 or more for a high-quality wedding jumpsuit.
A. It’s best to keep jewelry to a minimum with a wedding jumpsuit, as you want the overall effect to be refined. A single bold piece is acceptable, but keep the rest small. Jewelry embellished with diamonds, gemstones or pearls is a great option, but it’s certainly not required.
A. You should take your measurements and record them before you begin shopping for a jumpsuit. Measure your bust at the most ample part, your waist at the slimmest part, your hips at the widest part and your inseam from just below your crotch to the lower part of your ankle.
Eliza J Sequin Jumpsuit: available at Macy’s
Our take: You’ll sparkle at the ceremony and the reception in this Hollywood-inspired sequined jumpsuit.
What we like: All-over sequins in silver adorn this jumpsuit, making it red carpet and wedding-worthy. The surplice neckline highlights your décolletage. A tie belt allows you to achieve the perfect fit and accentuates your waist. Long sleeves make this jumpsuit a great pick for late fall, winter and early spring weddings.
What we dislike: At least one buyer reported the sequins had a tendency to snag on everything.
Bar III Sleeveless Wide-Leg Jumpsuit: available at Macy’s
Our take: If simplicity is your preferred style, this understated jumpsuit features spaghetti straps and wide-cut pant legs.
What we like: Designed with a streamlined silhouette and constructed of fabric in a muted blue, this jumpsuit is chic. It’s perfect for the fashion minimalist, with features like delicate spaghetti straps that perfectly complement the pared-down aesthetic. A V-neckline, wide-cut legs and tie belt finish the simple yet stylish look.
What we dislike: Some people might find the V-neck and sleeveless design of the jumpsuit too revealing, depending on their personal comfort level.
R & M Richards Embellished-Strap Cold-Shoulder Jumpsuit: available at Macy’s
Our take: Rhinestone embellishments on the shoulder straps, together with cold-shoulder cutouts, create on-trend elegance in this jumpsuit.
What we like: The off-the-shoulder neckline of this jumpsuit ends in an understated ruffle detail for a soft effect. Shoulder straps embellished with rhinestones keep the cold-shoulder sleeves securely in place. Ruching on the lower part of the bodice flatters your figure. The peacock color is a rich jewel tone.
What we dislike: The trendy style of the off-the-shoulder neckline and cold-shoulder cutouts might not appeal to everyone’s personal taste.
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