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.
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.
This puff-sleeve variation from Arden B has the same sash at the waist, plus a shirred bodice that complements an hour-glass figure.
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.
HOW TO ACCESSORIZE
Reveal your animal instincts with a zebra-print peeptoe pump; these from Target are super-stylish and both under $30!
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.
And this classic Lauren Merkin has a worn pebble-grain quality to it while still striking in silver.