Chic and Comfy Jumpsuits for the Perfect One-and-done Vacation Outfit
For a lot of people, packing for a vacation is anything but pleasant. Worst case, it ends up being an anxiety-inducing experience that, above all, tests your consolidation skills. Suitcases are not meant to fit all of your favorite clothes, accessories, and beauty products. And that’s why you have to pack smart — fewer pieces will prevent you from overpacking and maybe even save you that overweight charge at the airport.
When it comes to functional and stylish clothing, jumpsuits are winners in both categories. The history of this now-closet-staple dates back to the beginning of the 20th century, when the Florentine artist and designer Thayat cut out two T-shaped pieces of fabric and sewed them together. He considered it the ultimate no-fuss, anti-bourgeois piece of clothing. It was later adopted as a uniform of sorts by parachuters and skydivers, so it became known as a “jumpsuit” — literally, a suit for jumping.
Almost a century later, Thayat’s invention has reached a cult status similar to the LBD, because of its practicality and comfort. And if there’s something all travelers can get behind, it is exactly that — easy-to-wear clothing that gives you freedom of movement and is compact when packed. Rompers are also an excellent choice for packing because they can do double-duty as both your beach cover-up and daily outfits.
Here, 18 comfortable and chic jumpsuits we’ll be packing this vacation season.
J.Crew 'Jalopy' Crepe Jumpsuit
Pretty pleats and shoulder bows elevate this swingy black jumpsuit that's easy to mistake for a dress.
To buy: net-a-porter.com, $68 (originally $170)
Gap Linen Cami Jumpsuit
This is the quintessential warm-weather piece that you can spend an entire day in. It’s made from breathable linen and has two side pockets and adjustable straps.
To buy: gap.com, $52 (originally $90)
Lilly Pulitzer 'Dusk' Jumpsuit
You can always count on Lilly to create a fun and bright vacation piece and this jumpsuit is no exception. It features wide legs, a tie at the waist, and a keyhole opening at the back.
To buy: lillypulitzer.com, $198
Free People ‘Cabbage Rose’ Jumpsuit
Comfy wide legs and a plunging neckline make this jumpsuit a fun option for a night out dancing.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $148
Splendid x Margherita Missoni ‘Dolce’ Jumpsuit
This pretty jumpsuit has a smocked elastic back and is crafted using Tencel, a cotton alternative, which is much softer and stronger than regular denim.
To buy: revolve.com, $178
Dodo Bar Or Tasseled Playsuit
Billabong 'Twist and Shout' Jumper
This wide-legged jumper in a bright floral print features a front tie, adjustable straps, and a twist detail at the back.
To buy: billabong.com, $70
Raga ‘Colette’ Pommed Romper
Leith Striped Jumpsuit
This elegant, striped jumpsuit has a slightly cropped silhouette that reaches the ankles.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $69
FeatherBone ‘Cypress’ Wrap Romper
This easy-to-wear rayon romper has a wrapped silhouette, a snap button closure at the front, and beautiful embroidery along the sleeves and neck.
To buy: anthropologie.com, $45 (originally $118)
Mimi Chica Ruffle Wrap-front Romper
This sweet wrap romper will take your weekend trip attire to a whole new level. It has flouncy ruffles at the sleeves and hem, and a snap at the neckline to prevent wardrobe malfunctions.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $27 (originally $45)
A New Day Women's Striped Short-sleeve Jumpsuit
Regardless of what your personal style is, you’d probably want a jumpsuit like this one to wear in the summer — it’s comfortable, flattering, and made from lightweight rayon.
To buy: target.com, $28
For Love and Lemons ‘Zamira’ Floral Romper
This blue and white floral romper is perfect to wear to out for cocktails or to brunch downtown. It has a relaxed fit, an asymmetrical ruffle overlay at the front, and a keyhole cutout on the back.
To buy: zappos.com, $148
J.O.A. Double V-neck Cropped Jumpsuit
The only accessory this striped jumpsuit needs is a pair of wedges. And don’t worry, there’s a snap button at the V-neck.
To buy: revolve.com, $105
J.Crew Stripe Linen Tie Waist Jumpsuit
This linen jumpsuit is truly a wear-everywhere piece when it comes to vacation.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $118
Chelsea28 Twist Front Seersucker Crop Jumpsuit
Show off your tan shoulders in this summer-ready jumpsuit that features wide legs and a decorative tie at the front.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $149
This cute floral romper has a hidden back zip closure and a charming tie-front detail.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $30 (originally $49)
Evans Floral Print Wrap Jumpsuit (Plus-size)
Headed to the Caribbean? This wide-legged jumpsuit will match the tropical vibe and keep you comfortable.
To buy: nordstrom.com, $99