What’s far more fabulous than the Little Black Dress but equally functional?
The Little Black Jumper.
The one-piece in basic black oozes sophistication and class, and can be dressed up or down with a simple switch of pumps and purse.
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WHAT TO LOOK FOR
There are three words to live by when shopping for a jumpsuit: Keep. It. Simple.
Think of it as the backdrop for killer accessories.
Simple details like a ruffle or built-in belt are all you need.
Unless you’re a teenager (or want to look like one), steer clear of harem-pant or super-skinny stretch bottoms.
A trouser-pant is the perfect cut to flatter your figure and showcase your style.
This Arden B jumpsuit has a ruffle that drapes over one shoulder and a sash that ties at the waist. The blouson shape masks any midsection insecurities.
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This puff-sleeve variation from Arden B has the same sash at the waist, plus a shirred bodice that complements an hour-glass figure.
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This bandeau Asos Petite number is perfect for ladies who want to show some shoulder, with its draped top, fitted waist and tapered cigarette pant with pockets.
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Of course, there’s nothing wrong with splurging on a pair you’ll wear again and again—like these uber-cool calf-hair slingbacks from L.A.M.B. embellished with zipper piping.
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As a finishing touch, add shine with a cracked or embossed-leather metallic clutch.
This Stephane Verdino studded clutch is both polished and weathered at the same time.
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And this classic Lauren Merkin has a worn pebble-grain quality to it while still striking in silver.