A culotte jumpsuit has every convenience of a dress. You pull it on and don’t have to spend time pairing it with something else — plus, those of us who avoid skirts can still feel the security of pants, with the breeziness of a dress. Sure, going to the bathroom may be slightly more time-consuming, but the payoff of a well-fitting jumpsuit that makes you feel like a million bucks is high.
Casual, fancy, low cut, off-the-shoulder… the opportunities are endless. Truth be told, there is truly a culotte jumpsuit for every body type. Here’s how everyone can rock the must-have item this spring.
A culotte jumpsuit is spring’s must-have item
Sport A High NeckIf you're on the shorter side, a high neck will help elongate, rather than overwhelm your frame.
Drapey halter-neck jumpsuit, $75 at The Gap; Blue & White Striped Midi Jumpsuit, $75 at Lulus; Suri Cut Front Culotte Jumpsuit, $62 at BooHoo. The Gap, Lulus, Boohoo
DenimWhile denim jumpsuits tend to be more casual, dressing them up is an option too. Whether you reach for your sneakers, or a pair of heels and dramatic jewelry, the choice is yours. Plus, imitation denim styles like tencel and chambray are lightweight and oh so comfortable to wear.
ASOS Denim Backless Jumpsuit With Split Culotte, $86 at ASOS; ASOS CURVE Denim Jumpsuit, $37 at ASOS; The English Factory Chambray Cullotte Jumpsuit, $77 at ASOS. ASOS
Off-The-ShoulderAn off-the-shoulder take on the style allows for a little less material and a lot more breeze. Bare shoulders tend to make everyone feel a little bit more fabulous -- or maybe that's just us.
Missguided Frill Cuff Bardot Culotte Jumpsuit, $41 at ASOS; Amy Textured Bardot Structured Culotte Jumpsuit, $70 at BooHoo; Mara Off Shoulder Jumpsuit, $200 at ShopBop. ASOS, BooHoo, ShopBop
Cut It OutA cute cut-out is perfect for the petite woman who fears a jumpsuit will make her look shorter. Breaking things up by showing a little skin can help.
Isla Open Front Lace Detail Culotte Jumpsuit, $22 at BooHoo; Culotte Romper With Cutouts, $60 at Dynamite; Chasing The Sun Black Midi Jumpsuit, $31 at Lulus; Alexa Jumpsuit, $164 at Revolve. BooHoo, Dynamite, Lulus, Revolve
Prints & PatternsWhat better way to prepare for warmer weather than by having some fun with prints?
TOPSHOP Strappy Floral Jumpsuit, $80 at The Bay. Tamra Multi Printed Satin Culotte Jumpsuit, $75 at Pretty Little Things; STATE Print Culotte Jumpsuit, $183 at Nordstrom. The Bay, Pretty Little Things, Nordstrom
One ShoulderIf you're headed for a big event, trade in your cocktail dress for a sultry one-shoulder playsuit. The exposed shoulder and exaggerated leg make for the perfect balance.
Silence + Noise Solo Culotte Romper, $119 at Urban Outfitters; Free People Island Time Asymmetrical One Piece, $171 at Revolve; Amy One Shoulder Frill Jumpsuit, $52 at BooHoo. Urban Outfitters, Revolve, BooHoo
StraplessIf you haven't noticed yet, the best way to counteract all that bottom fabric on a culotte jumpsuit is to limit how much you have on top.
Lucca Couture Strapless Chambray Jumpsuit, $120 at Garmentory; TOPSHOP Tie Bandeau Jumpsuit, $120 at The Bay; Urban Outfitters, The Bay
Structured T-Shirt TopBecause of the shapeless nature of culottes, a jumpsuit with a tighter t-shirt top helps add some structure and shape.
Hanna Crochet High Neck Culotte Jumpsuit, $70 at BooHoo; Cropped Jumpsuit, $50 at Zara ; Plus Kerri Lace Overlay Culotte Jumpsuit, $62 at BooHoo; Zara, BooHoo
That's A WrapWear it as is, with a bralet or even a lace chemise.
Tie-belt culotte jumpsuit, $72 at The Gap; Get Movin Jumpsuit, $95 at Free People; Babaton Maximillian Jumpsuit, $185 at Aritzia. The Gap, Free People, Aritzia
The Cold ShoulderA wide leg and full coverage can keep us feeling a bit too warm in hotter seasons, but a hint of shoulder adds some smolder and breeze. And in black, it's the perfect alternative to an LBD.
Rosie Open Shoulder Culotte Jumpsuit, $57 at BooHoo; Crêpe Culotte Jumpsuit, $140 at Le Chateau; Cold Shoulder Ruffle Jumper, $27 at Nordstrom Rack. Target, BooHoo, Le Chateau, Nordstrom Rack