Everyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of jumpsuits for women. I wear them no matter what time of year.

Today I’d like to share some tips and ideas for wearing jumpsuits with you and show you some of the best jumpsuits for women available in stores now.

Why jumpsuits for women are so versatile

What’s not to love about a jumpsuit?

It’s an outfit all-in-one. There’s no worrying about whether the top goes with the bottom. You just throw it on, and off you go!

Plus, you can wear jumpsuits for any occasion. Throw on some sneakers with your jumpsuit for casual days, pop a blazer over the top for more formal occasions and wear with heels for a night out.

There are also some beautiful floral jumpsuits in stores that I have my eye on for summer weddings and barbecues.

Top 5 tips for choosing jumpsuits for women

If you’re a jumpsuit newbie, then here are five tips to help you dip your toes into the waters.

1. Try on a few until you find the perfect fit.

It is harder to find perfectly fitting jumpsuits for women than many other items of clothing, as you need one where the waistline is on, well, your waistline, and the crotch isn’t sitting too low, unless you choose a harem style, or too high as you will be uncomfortable.

Look for jumpsuits with adjustable straps as these help you to alter the fit to your body.

Carole (below) wears a linen tie-waist jumpsuit that is the perfect fit for her. You can get a similar style to this jumpsuit here.

sleeveless tie-waist jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

The most crucial part of picking the right jumpsuit is to find the right fit and there are quite a few options to choose from.

Not every style will fit your personality or body type, so start trying a few of the silhouettes to find out what suits you best.

2. Define your waist

Many jumpsuits for women have a cinched-in waist or a belt so you don’t lose your femininity even though you’re wearing an all-in-one.

Carla (below) wears a  jumpsuit with a cinched-in waist. You can get this black ruffle neck jumpsuit in Loft, where it has great reviews.

black jumpsuit with cinched waitt | 40plusstyle.com

3. Pair with a blazer.

This can add lovely long lines, breaking up the look of your jumpsuit with an additional layer.

4. Wear a solid color.

If you’re new to wearing jumpsuits than you will probably feel more comfortable in a solid color like navy or white than you would wearing a lot of pattern.

You can always add some interest with a patterned blazer. You can click here for a similar floral blazer.

Summer jumpsuits for women | 40plusstyle.com

5. Wear a wide leg jumpsuit with heels to make your legs look longer.

Heels can also elevate your jumpsuit into a look you can wear for formal events.

Here are some of the jumpsuits for women I have my eye on for summer

white jumpsuit

A white dress tends to be synonymous with summer and with vacations, but you can get the same, clean, crisp look from a white jumpsuit.

While white no doubt adds an instant feeling of summer to your wardrobe, it can also be tricky to wear because it doesn’t have the same slimming properties as darker hues like navy or black.

Gloria (below) opts for a flattering, stylish white jumpsuit, tied at the waist and teamed with high-top sneakers and a jacket. You can find a similar jumpsuit here.

If you aren’t completely comfortable with all-over white when looking at jumpsuits for women options, you could try adding a long-line blazer as a top layer, which will elongate your silhouette by creating sleek, long lines.

This can skim over any problem areas such as your tummy and hips. You’ll also be able to cover your upper arms this way if you don’t feel comfortable showing them off.

When looking for a white jumpsuit, the key is to go for quality fabric to ensure that you aren’t inadvertently flashing your underwear! Another idea, if you’re not ready for all-over white is to choose stripes.

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Vince Camuto tie front jumpsuit

Black jumpsuit

Of course, black is a classic color that you can wear any time of year. A black jumpsuit makes a stylish alternative to a little black dress. For summer, you could team with gold sandals and accessories.

Black jumpsuit ideas for summer

Most of the jumpsuits in my own closet are darker colors, so I tend to style navy and black jumpsuits for summer by wearing either a white or a striped blazer with them. Here is an alternative for the striped blazer (below).

The floral jumpsuit here is a silk mix so it’s nice and cool in hot weather. While it does have a black background, wearing all-over florals can be daunting, so I break it up by pairing with neutrals.

You can find a similar floral jumpsuit here and a white blazer here.

Stylish jumpsuits for women | 40plusstyle.com

I like the fact this one has short sleeves if you don’t want to show off your upper arms. Plus, it has a tie belt to cinch in at the waist.

black jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

ASTR the Label wide leg jumpsuit


Have you considered wearing a romper suit? It’s a jumpsuit with shorts rather than pants, essentially. But, the problem can be that the shorts are too short!

I would look for a romper with mid-length or knee-length shorts. If I’m showing off my legs, I prefer a romper with sleeves so there’s not too much on show at one time. You could always wear with opaque tights and booties for fall.

Gibson eyelet romper

Denim jumpsuit

I’m sure you have several pairs of jeans in your closet already. But, how about wearing your denim in a different way, with a jumpsuit?

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Lizzie (above) is rocking this denim jumpsuit from Topshop.

This one from Amazon (below) could also be a good option if you would like one with sleeves in a darker wash.

denim jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Asmax denim romper

Red jumpsuit

I always think that a red dress makes a bold statement, and the same definitely holds true for a red jumpsuit.

floral sleeveless jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Karen (above) is vacation-ready with her red floral jumpsuit from H&M.

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Jona (above) goes for casual styling by wearing sandals with a red floral jumpsuit. Check out this jumpsuit for a similar style.

Or, you could opt for a one-color red jumpsuit like this one below,  which could be dressed up or down.

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Julia Jordan wide leg jumpsuit

Sequin jumpsuit

A jumpsuit can be a beautiful alternative to a dress for evening events. Just add heels and a clutch and you’re good to go.

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Romwe sequin jumpsuit

Petite jumpsuit

A jumpsuit can be a great option if you are petite, because it creates one long column of color rather than breaking your figure up in the same way as separates.

For more ideas, take a look at this piece on how to dress if you are petite.

petite jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Vince Camuto faux wrap jumpsuit

long sleeve jumpsuit

Just as when you are choosing a dress, you may prefer to cover-up your arms with your jumpsuit. However, it can be trickier to find jumpsuits with long sleeves.

longsleeves jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Halogen tie-waist jumpsuit

For dresses, take a look at this piece on the best dresses with sleeves.

Pink jumpsuit

If you’re looking for a softer look for summer, you could choose a pastel shade of pink, but if you want to make a real statement, you could opt for shocking pink.

This classic style also comes black and navy if you would like a more timeless shade.

pink jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Boden Clarissa jumpsuit

Wide leg jumpsuit

Wide-legged jumpsuits can be very flattering, as you can cinch them at the waist for a classic hourglass feel, even if you don’t have an hourglass figure.

You can also give yourself the illusion of having longer legs by wearing heels underneath.

floral wide-leg jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Dora (above) wears a v-neck printed jumpsuit and pairs it with a black belt and block heels. You can get a similar style here.

Chic and relaxed, you could wear a wide-legged jumpsuit with heels for summer daytime events, or with flats for a sightseeing vacation.

wide-leg jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Tahari wide leg crepe jumpsuit

Wearing a jumpsuit on its own or with a jacket, cardigan or jumper

Even though jumpsuits for women truly come to their own when you wear it as is, it can also be a very versatile item.

They are easy to combine with a jacket or cardigan. Sylvia especially likes wearing hers with a blue leather jacket but she has also worn it with a short, white asymmetrical cardigan.

how to wear jumpsuits for women | 40plusstyle.com

Other layering options include a long vest (on some types), a jacket, a short jumper, a jean jacket or a longer tunic.

Take a look at Sylvia’s sleeveless harem jumpsuit

This is a very comfortable fit with a harem crotch in a jersey fabric. It truly is the most comfortable garment to wear and it was a favorite item on trips.

This jumpsuit looks good on its own or with a short jacket, like the short leather jacket pictured above.

It is combined with Sylvia’s In Good Company necklace which she has in 2 color combinations and it looks good with both edgier Lisa Tucci shoes, super comfortable Fly London wedges or flat CK Calvin Klein flat shoes.

You can check out this similar harem jumpsuit from Amazon to recreate this look if this is your favorite of these jumpsuits for women.

harem jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

More jumpsuits for women ideas

Here are even more jumpsuit outfit ideas from stylish 40+ women.

blue off shoulder jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Nikki wearing a blue crop jumpsuit. Here is an off-the-shoulder jumpsuit option you can try to get this look.

black jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Marcy (above) wearing a black tie-waist jumpsuit. She adds a pop of color to her look with a red bag. Get a similar jumpsuit here.

sleeveless v-neck jumpsuit | 40plussyle.com

Elsie (above) wearing a sleeveless, v-neck jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.

casual jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

@followmeandmystyle (above) wearing a casual jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.

blue tie-waist jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Anita (above) wearing a tie-waist jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.

floral jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Kim (above) wearing a floral sleeveless jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.

vintage inspired jumpsuit | 40plusstyle.com

Ambarina (above) wearing a pale pink vintage inspired jumpsuit. Get a similar piece here.

Do you wear jumpsuits for women, or are you planning to add one to your wardrobe this summer for the first time? 

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