With the holidays in full swing, many of us our reaching for our cutest cocktail dresses as we hit seasonal shindigs. (We suggest adding a little celebratory sparkle to your style this December.) But if girly dresses aren't really your thing, there's a sleek alternative that can take you from one party to the next: the black jumpsuit.
Celebs like Kim Kardashian and Gemma Arterton have recently stepped out in the surprisingly sexy one-piece.
A plunging neckline goes a long way towards upping the va-va-voom impact of the simple jumpsuit, like Kardashian's Valentino number, which still remains appropriate enough for her daytime outing in Miami despite a deep V-neck.
Similarly, Brit babe Arterton manages to show off her curves in a Stella McCartney tuxedo jumpsuit at the 2012 British Fashion Awards, yet remains classy thanks to the piece's suit-like button and pocket detailing. We think it's a chic office-appropriate option for your next holiday party.
If you want to give the illusion of wearing a dress, opt for a jumpsuit with wide pant legs, like Gwen Stefani's zippered version or Sarah Jessica Parker's strapless Chanel. No one will be the wiser—unless you make a point of holding the flowing pant legs apart, like Parker—and your pants will help keep you warm while others partygoer shiver in their mini-dresses.
Best of all, if you really don't have time or money to invest in styling your jumpsuit, you can definitely go accessories- free like Kardashian, who goes for a modernly minimalist look with slicked back hair.
But if you want to add fashionable flair, opt for a jumpsuit with on-trend detailing, like Carried Underwood's Katharine Kidd ensemble with a sheer neckline, or play up your outfit with knockout shoes. Arterton's Stella McCartney silver hologram wedges standout against her simple suit, while Underwood's cap toe pumps are a nice finishing touch.
Would you, ahem, jump on this trend?