I am, officially, a Jumpsuit Person. I firmly believe that a good, simple jumpsuit has the ability to inject playfulness and personality into an otherwise ho-hum look the way a good, simple dress just doesn't. (No offense, dresses. You're still special in your own way.) Maybe it's me trying to cling onto my youth as 35 looms large on the horizon, or maybe I just don't want to be bothered with shaving my legs. Whatever the case, the little black jumpsuit is my little black dress, and the newest addition to my collection is ModCloth's Slicker Than Your Average jumpsuit, which I've worn, no exaggeration, once a week since purchasing it three months ago.
It's the perfect late-summer-through-autumn jumpsuit (at least in the context of New York City weather — you can extend its shelf life much longer if you live in a warmer climate), with breathable, thin-enough material to keep you cool on a warm, sunny day, and great to pair with layers once the temperature starts to dip. I've worn it to work, to hang out at the grimy bar up the block, and to a bridal shower alike — and been complimented on it in all aforementioned settings! Seriously, this thing is versatile AF. You can wear it with casual sandals, a cute heeled bootie, or even worn-in Converse and it'll just work. Oh, and also: POCKETS. Jumpsuit, ily.
It fits me perfectly, though as a fan of a little more coverage in the boob area, especially for a work-friendly look, I've been wearing a (now-sold-out) Urban Outfitters muscle bra in black underneath it, as pictured, and it pairs seamlessly. I love the shape of the pant leg as well — not clinging-to-your-ankle narrow but not too wide either. Only bummer is that it's available in just three sizes (small, medium, and large), but it's a pretty true-to-size fit; though if you're torn between sizes, you might want to get the bigger one. (I'm 5'7", and either a small or medium in most dresses and jumpsuit/romper-type things, and I'm wearing this in a medium.) —Emmy Favilla
Get it from Modcloth for $54.99 (available in sizes S–L).