A Dressy Occasion Calls for a Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

A Dressy Occasion Calls for a Jumpsuit

Quote of the day: “You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist”  Gandhi

How do you feel about jumpsuits? Maybe I had one as a youngster, but certainly not in my adult years, as I was certainly in the mindset that I wouldn’t want to wear one. How silly is that? I always thought that it would be hard to go to the bathroom in such a garment. But let’s look at the facts: some jumpsuits are certainly more challenging to get up & down easily. But can I tell you how many hooks & buttons I have to do & undo on my work trousers? Besides the fact of tucking in a shirt and buckling my belt. So when I compare the jumpsuit to the business trouser sometimes the jumpsuite could be easier!

I get to blame (and I say that with a smile and wink) Samantha of Fake Fabulous for pushing me to get the three of us wearing these! The challenge was suggested many, many months ago, and thus I had to find us some great ones to wear, alter them and figure out how to style them. The three of us wore them more casually in our last post.

Today is the dress up version of our same one piece garments. For those of you who don’t love to wear a dress, I can see how this might be the perfect piece for you! Especially the ones I found for your shopping enjoyment below—black is a basic requirement for a formal occasion, and all you would need are shoes & jewelry to complete the look!

Jumpsuit worn for Women over 50

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: I figured I’d try to change this up somewhat by adding the belt. This is the kind of belt that is perfect for traveling since it’s reversible. The other side of the “buckle” is bright pink!

I didn’t include a necklace in this mix since my earrings are long enough to rub my shoulders. Every once in a while I try a little restraint—ha ha! I think I could look a little more dressed up without the cardigan and if I’d put my hair up? So many options, so little time!!

Jumpsuit: G by Giuliana–Thred Up (similar here in B&W)~~Cardigan:Gilli (similar here in all white)~~Shoes: Payless (similar here as a peep toe or here as a sandal)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: Mauzies (similar here)

Jumpsuit Worn for Women over 60

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's

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Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: Nancy looks so wonderful in this jumpsuit that she’s going to wear it for an upcoming reunion (I’m not telling which year…but if you are good at math you should be able to figure it out!). We originally had her styled in a gold wrap, but she wanted a kimono with sleeves so it wouldn’t move around as much. Thus when Charming Charlie had their $10 sale—I snagged this one for her!

I included a photo of the jumpsuit without any covering in the collage at the top of this post.

If you’re on Instagram (feel free to follow me here) you might have seen the post about Nancy’s shoe shopping expedition! These metallic shoes are one of the pairs we found for her—exactly for this outfit and her reunion! She wore them all night (we took her to dinner for her birthday) and she said they felt great! Now that’s success!!

Jumpsuit: WHBM (similar here in burgundy but only a couple sizes left or here in black)~~Shoes: Chinese Laundry (similar here)~~Kimono: Charming Charlies (similar here)~~Necklace: (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Clutch: (similar here)

Jumpsuit worn for Women over 70

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Jumpsuits for the 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: To me, the ruffles on this jumpsuit make it somewhat dressy by itself, but we thought we’d add in the vertical scarf trick! And since there’s very little bling on the body, we used large spangle earrings to adorn the top half!

Now this may be one of those outfits that you think would be too much trouble when you have to go to the bathroom, and I might agree. Although, it also seems like we basically primp and adjust our clothing anyways when we need our bathroom break, so I’m not sure it’s that much different?

Jumpsuit: Eloquii-Thred Up (similar here in blue)~~Shoes: Caparros (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with colored pompoms)~~Earrings: (similar here a chandelier type)~~Bracelet: (similar here)~~Ring: (similar here)

I think the column of color makes most jumpsuits seem dressy to start with! So wearing them for a fancier occasion seems perfect!

I really am so glad you stopped by—please take a moment and say hello in the comments—I cherish each & every one of them!

Jodie’s photography by Kari Strand Photography

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For the dressy version of a jumpsuit, the fall back seems to be a black one—see what you think:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    I love each of these outfits, but yours especially with the piped bolero and stunning belt and platform pumps. Love Nancy’s wrap and Charlotte’s earrings.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kathleen!!
      I do love this bolero even though I don’t wear it a ton. It’s one of those pieces that is perfect for certain times!!

  • It can take me months, and sometimes even years, to try a new trend. Usually I’ve warmed up to them right around the time they’re going out of style. Still, the jumpsuit is growing on me. I think it takes me so long to come around because I wait to see the trend evolve and the incarnations multiply so I have lots of options to choose from. Charlotte’s jumpsuit with the flutter sleeve is the one I’d be most likely to try of the three. The fit of jumpsuits is so long and slim, that I like how the fluttery sleeve softens and romanticizes things. As far as a styling tip, I like how Nancy popped a kimono on over hers. Someday! I’m getting there!

    <3 Liz

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That’s funny, because that’s exactly what Nancy said to me once about trends!!
      It’s interesting how some trends I like right away, and others it takes awhile for me to gravitate towards. Trust me…I’m not thinking I want 10 jumpsuits in my closet, but I do like having this one as an option!!

  • PetiteOver40

    I am loving the dressy versions of your jumpsuits, Jodie! All three of you look ready for a night on the town! I just love your little bolero-style jacket! It strikes me that you almost always have some fun, unique details in your outfits that take them to the next level style-wise.

    One of the details that caught my eye on Nancy’s outfit was the tulip-style on the pants leg openings of her jumpsuit. I didn’t catch that in the previous post, even though you mentioned it. For some reason I associate that little flair with a dressier style so, that combined with her neckline makes this outfit perfect for a high school reunion!

    I also just love the ruffles on your mom’s jumpsuit and you’ve created such a dramatic line with the scarf!

    – Sherry

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Sherry!!
      For some reason all three of these jumpsuits seem dressier to me. It’s probably because of the fabric. I’m not sure if you can tell in the pictures, but they all have a little sheen to them.

  • Happinessatmidlife

    You ladies are rocking the jumpsuits. I have 1 jumpsuit that I never wear and should probably just get rid of it.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      It’s funny how people either love them or don’t!! Might as well make room in your closet for the things you love!!
      Thanks for the compliment!

  • You ladies are looking so gorgeous in these jumpsuits! And I am totally swooning over Nancy’s kimono! I have not yet found a jumpsuit that doesn’t give me a very unflattering front wedgie…so these have been a no-go for me. But I love seeing how all of my fabulous blogger friends are styling these interesting pieces. Brilliant!

    Thanks for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week. I hope you will join me again this week!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Shelbee!! It does make a difference to find one that fits you correctly—I mean, think about all of the fit points it has to cover—crazy!!

  • WOW great look on the 3 of you, I love the colors. I recently started wearing jumpsuits too and love them. Not sure why it too me this long to get in on this trend.
    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      thanks Veronica!!
      I like our jumpsuits, but I’m not 100% sold on them. who knows….if the right one comes my way, I could try it again!!

  • Pamela Thedos

    So cute. I just bought my daughter a jumpsuit for her birthday. She looks great in it and is really excited. I’m glad they’re back.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Pamela!
      It is funny how everything comes back in time. You didn’t get one for you too??

      • Pamela Thedos

        I’ll be looking for a different style.

  • ALY

    Aw you are all too cute! Now I want to gift my Gran a Jumpsuit 🙂

    <3 | X ALY | Latest: Butterfly Dress feat Gamiss Style Post

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Aly!!
      I bet your gran would love that gift!!

  • What a cool styling idea to belt a scarf! I have never done that in a dressed up fashion


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Michelle!!
      Might as well make your clothing versatile, eh??

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You jumpsuit

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Happy Friday, Nicole!

  • Love yours paired with the cardi…BUT the winning look today is Nancy’s! OMG, I would totally wear that!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t hers turn out wonderful!! Now she’s all ready for her reunion (the necklace in this post is mine, so she went out and bought one like it!!)cute, huh?

  • Candace

    I always look forward to seeing the different ways trends are styled on your blog! Jumpsuits are tricky to wear (hello ladies room) and I’m lazy, so I don’t wear them that often…haha. They do help to lengthen the body though, which is always nice. Thanks for sharing!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Candace!!
      They certainly can be harder for the bathroom thing, but they can be easier in the decision making process! Isn’t there always a good & bad? That being said, I love mine, but I’m not sure I’ll buy another—-but never say never!

  • Laura

    All of these dress up beautifully! I love the idea of your belt being reversible. I wish more items were reversible! Love the kimono with Nancy’s, too!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura!
      I love the whole reversible thing. In fact, I vacillated about getting a pair of reversible jeans a couple years ago—I thought that was brilliant, but I never did it!

  • Dawn Lucy

    You all look wonderful in your jumpsuits! Love your fun stripes, Jodie! I had one jumpsuit this time around but didn’t wear it much. But when I was in high school I had a red jumpsuit that was my very favorite! 🙂

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Isn’t it so fun how an item can bring back memories?
      I don’t even think I had one in high school—I feel like this is my first one is so, so long!!

  • Oh this is such a fun post! I love jumpsuits so much, and this is proof of their versatility and class.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy! I never thought I’d be wearing one…but I’ve been extremely surprised at how much I like it! It’s that adage—-never say never, right?

  • Love these looks! Especially Nancy’s outfit. I’d happily borrow the whole ensemble from her.


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Didn’t Nancy’s turn out great? I ordered the kimono online and I was afraid the brown would be weird with the burgundy—but I think it works great!
      Thanks Suzanne!!

  • Love Love LOVE these looks Jodie!
    I am grinning ear to ear.
    They all look so different…proving how important a change of footwear and a few other accessories can be.
    You are gorgeous with that fun belt, heels and cute cover-up…and a beautiful laugh!!

    Nancy is SMASHING IT… Again!!
    Wow, she looks amazing.

    And your mum looks beautiful, with the change of accessories…ready for an evening out!

    I get the feeling your mum is not overly fond of the jumpsuit look?
    Maybe the fact that we need to almost complete undress to go to the loo, would put many people off?
    But, as you rightly say, we do tend to rearrange and primp ourselves anyway!
    Maybe your mum would be more comfortable with a front fastening jumpsuit?

    Perhaps another trio of jumpsuits could be on the cards? :oD
    Great styling!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How come I never thought about the front fastening jumpsuit for mom?
      That’s such a smart idea!!
      Thanks for being such a great cheerleader with these—really it was fun to find the right ones!!

  • donnaduck

    Oh, I definitely like these dressier versions of the jumpsuits! Maybe it’s the fabric, or the style of each, but they seem to lend themselves to a dressier look. Love your shoes, Jodi! And hair up would definitely have jazzed up your look for that shot. Nancy looks great and that’ll be an awesome reunion outfit! Your mom looks so pretty in that color and I agree with another commentor, that the scarf didn’t do much for the jumpsuit. Maybe a necklace, similar to the earrings and no belt? Just guessing here!!

    I had a few jumpsuits in years gone by and I did think they were a pain to have on when I needed a bathroom break! I think the part I disliked most was having to hold on to so much of it when I sat down on the toilet!! More than just pants, you have to keep the top part off the floor (and out of the toilet bowl HA HA!) as well! Good luck with all of yours, ladies- for me, I’m sticking to pants and tops!! Or, easy/breezy dresses and skirts to just lift up! LOL!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      That is definitely an advantage of dresses, for sure—so much easier to just pull up (especially if there are no hosiery involved!!)
      Of course you could kinda fake a jumpsuit with the same colored pants & shirt, right? Maybe that should be a post series???

  • Debbie Stinedurf

    Believe it or not, I don’t own a jumpsuit. I do love all of these, especially Nancy’s. I thing the addition of the belt was a great idea…it adds a little extra something!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I don’t believe it Debbie—although I wouldn’t have mine if it weren’t for Samantha’s challenge!!
      I have been somewhat surprised at how much I like it when I’ve worn it—and how many compliments I get (probably because you can see me a mile away with those stripes!!)

  • Amy D. Christensen

    These are fabulous! I love your look, Jodie. The shoes, belt and the cardi dress it up so nicely. I love this dressy look even better than the casual look. Nancy looks fabulous. Love the colors and I agree with her choice of the kimono, so much easier to deal with than a shawl or wrap. Your mom always looks beautiful. The only thing I would change about her outfit is the scarf. I think I would have gone for a scarf with less frill on the ends. Her jumpsuit is already flowy and more v0luminous, so I feel that this particular scarf detracts from the look. Just my opinion. It is a cute scarf though!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks you so much for your honest thoughts Amy!!
      I think you’re right about mom’s scarf. I was going for more and more—but it’d be better with less! But how do we know unless we try, right?
      I love hearing differing opinions, so again thanks! It gives me ideas on what to do different next time!!

  • Really lovely looks all. x

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Gemma!

  • Queen of Rods

    I love the addition of your belt and shoes to the jumpsuit…the shoes are awesome 🙂 I’m also a fan of Nancy’s kimono addition, and wish that I had seen a photo of her standing up to see how the fabric drapes. So many requests…

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Janet—I really appreciate all the requests—it means you are really interested, which is such a nice compliment!
      So I added another picture of Nancy with the kimono on her when she’s standing—just for you!!

      • Queen of Rods

        Thank you Jodie, I appreciate the extra view 🙂

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Anytime!! 🙂