15 Wedding-Friendly Jumpsuits to Wear Instead of a Dress

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During awards season, there’s always one daring soul who breaks from the pack of ball gowns and shows up in a jumpsuit. Remember Céline Dion’s backless white number at the 1999 Oscars, or Emma Stone’s bejeweled Lanvin look at the 2015 Golden Globes? Your next wedding may not involve a red carpet, but it’s the same idea: In the slew of dresses, stand out by wearing something with legs.

A jumpsuit is as fun to wear as a party dress and as versatile as a sleek slip dress. Plus, all the comfort of pants! Scroll down to see the best fancy jumpsuits at every budget.

If You Love a Fitted Jumpsuit

Girls on Film Jumpsuit
$45, Asos

The floral appliqué bodice and spaghetti straps make this feel extra fancy.

For the City-Hall Wedding

Frilled Long Jumpsuit
$45, Topshop

Accompanying your friends to a city-hall wedding? Opt for a shorter length and a looser fit. Wear it with bright, strappy sandals if you plan to hit a fancy restaurant afterward.

The Modest One

Jumpsuit
$60, H&M

Worried about showing too much skin? Here’s an option that will keep you covered, but still feels current.

Because You Love To Go Strapless

Chelsea28 Strapless Jumpsuit
$90, Nordstrom

Play up the simplicity of the strapless bodice with an elegant necklace or an arty pair of earrings.

The Asymmetrical One

LPA Asymmetric Jumpsuit
$178, Revolve

There’s something very DVF about that ruffled shoulder.

For the Hipster Wedding

Which We Want Ren Jumpsuit
$92, Need Supply

It looks vintage and has a ’90s-inspired apron neckline.

For the Black-Tie Wedding

Karl Lagerfeld Paris Beaded Halter Jumpsuit
$129, Spring

This is as sophisticated as a long gown, and twice as comfortable. It’s also on deep discount, so act fast.

The One to Wear in August

Ruffled Assymetric Jumpsuit
Photo: Brown, Indya
Ruffled Assymetric Jumpsuit
$129, Mango

The asymmetrical trend is everywhere. Pick this one if you like a flowy fabric that won’t feel too clingy in the heat.

The Retro One

40’s Tea Jumpsuit
$64, Asos

Bubblegum pink may not be everyone’s favorite hue, but the silhouette is universally flattering.

For the Beach Wedding

J.Crew Striped Halter Jumpsuit
$148, Nordstrom

In true effortless J.Crew form, this jumpsuit is made out of 100 percent cotton — perfect for a beach wedding where sand can easily damage more delicate materials.

The Fashion-Girl Jumpsuit

Style Mafia Huaraz Jumpsuit
$145, Spring

Style Mafia is known for its fashion-forward designs at attainable price points — like this bright-red jumpsuit with exaggerated shoulders and trendy sleeve ties. Everyone will think it’s a designer piece that you splurged for.

When You Plan on Hitting the Buffet Hard

Keepsake No Limits Jumpsuit
$124, Revolve

The big bow at the waist will hide any food babies from the reception.

The Showstopper

Which We Want Suvi Jumpsuit
$82, Need Supply

This features (a) leg and arm slits, (b) a plunging neckline, and (c) a shimmering metallic material — three ways to make a big impression.

The Jumpsuit That Feels Like Spring

Halterneck Jumpsuit
$70, H&M

A delicate print that will fit right in for a daytime wedding.

The Versatile One

Little Moon Arabesque Jumpsuit
$145, Aritizia

The Aritzia styling shows just how versatile this can be. Wear it with white boots for a trendy take, or pair it with pumps to keep it classic.

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15 Wedding-Friendly Jumpsuits to Wear Instead of a Dress