Wide-leg, halter-top versions never go out of fashion and are dressy enough for swank affairs.
JUMPSUIT Escada (belt included), $1,225 at Escada, Beverly Hills, 310-285-0330 EARRINGS Jill Golden, $225 SHOES Tory Burch, $350 at Tory Burch, Beverly Grove, 310-248-2612
It’s a Cinch
Belts are an essential accessory, but you can skip one if the suit has a clearly defined waist.
JUMPSUIT Issa London (similar styles, about $875) at forwardforward.com EARRINGS Etro, $881 at mytheresa.com/en-us SHOES Salvatore Ferragamo, $495 at Salvatore Ferragamo, Beverly Hills, 310-273-9990
Peplums create the look of a two-piece ensemble and offer a flattering alternative to “body-con” styles.
JUMPSUIT Diane von Furstenberg (similar styles, about $465) at DVF, West Hollywood, 323-951-1947 CUFF Juan Carlos Obando, $455 at Barneys New York, Beverly Hills, 310-276-4400 SHOES Alexander Wang, $525 at net-a-porter.com
Strapless varieties can be worn with a cardigan or blazer during the day or bare shouldered at night.
JUMPSUIT Catherine Malandrino, $425 at catherinemalandrino.com BELT Dolce & Gabbana, $1,600 at Dolce & Gabbana, Beverly Hills, 310-888-8701 SHOES Reed Krakoff, $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills, 310-275-4211