What Are the Best Jumpsuits? (2024)

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By Rachael Griffiths, a writer at the Strategist covering beauty, fashion, and travel. 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, and my go-to first date outfit (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

I once called this the best piece of clothing I’d ever bought in my life: Three years later, I still stand by it. Since picking up this jumpsuit from sustainable London-based brand PeachyDen, 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 it always makes me look put together — with very little effort.The beauty of this piece is that you can wear it almost anywhere. I’ve partnered it with Converse for picnics, Docs for festivals, and I no longer stress about a first date outfit — I just pair it with some heels. In the winter, I switch to wearing the decadent velvet version, too.

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).

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.

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.”

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.

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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.”

“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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