12 Work-Appropriate Jumpsuits We Can't Wait to Wear Into the Office

For now, they'll make appearances in our Zoom meetings.

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The jumpsuit has a legendary history. It first launched into orbit as a practical piece of clothing worn by skydivers and parachuters to quite literally "jump" into. (Amelia Earhart was a fan.) Then, in the '30s, Elsa Schiaperelli revolutionized the one-piece and introduced it as part of her designs on the European fashion circuit. The jumpsuit trend later infiltrated the silver screen thanks to the silky one-piece donned by Katharine Hepburn in Stage Door, and it became a historic symbol of female power worn on Rosie the Riveter. (We must also pay tribute to the glitzy bell-bottomed jumpsuit versions that floated on the dance floor at the iconic Studio 54.)

Fast forward to present day and there are basically no rules of when and where to rock a jumpsuit, even when addressing the boardroom (virtually or otherwise). They are widespread on the spring/summer runways—designers love a good jumpsuit—and the ease of wearing the one-piece does not translate to laziness, but rather the foresight to get ready in one fell swoop. Whether you choose to dress up a utilitarian-inspired version or slip into a silky evening number, we think you'll be hard-pressed to find a reason not to add jumpsuits into your office-outfit rotation. Ahead, 12 work-friendly one-pieces to choose from.


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Sara Holzman
Style Director

Sara Holzman is the Style Director for Marie Claire, where she's worked alongside the publication for eight years in various roles, ensuring the brand's fashion content continues to inform, inspire, and shape the conversation about fashion's ever-evolving landscape. With a degree from the Missouri School of Journalism, Sara is responsible for overseeing a diverse fashion content mix, from emerging and legacy designer profiles to reported features on the influence of social media on style and seasonal and micro trends across the world's fashion epicenters in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining Marie Claire, Sara held fashion roles at Conde Nast's Lucky Magazine and Self Magazine and was a style and travel contributor to Equinox's Furthermore website. Over her decade of experience in the fashion industry, Sara has helped guide each brand's style point of view, working alongside veteran photographers and stylists to bring editorial and celebrity photo shoots to fruition from start to finish. Sara currently lives in New York City. When she's not penning about fashion or travel, she’s at the farmer’s market, on a run, working to perfect her roasted chicken recipe, or spending time with her husband, dog, and cat. Follow her along at @sarajonewyork