Wedding attire for women is usually broken down into two categories: dresses or pantsuits. However, the draw of a jumpsuit is a trendy alternative that can feel just as fancy and festive. Exploring how to wear a jumpsuit to a wedding takes the same kind of wardrobe planning as your special occasion dress or sleek and chic pantsuit.
So what is a romper and how is it different from a jumpsuit exactly? Though there’s technically a difference between a romper and jumpsuit, the first has shorts and the latter has pants, either will work for your next soiree. Not sure where to get started? We’re sharing our most helpful tips and favorite ways to dress up your designer jumpsuit and make it wedding-attire appropriate, wherever the destination may be.
Barefoot Wedding on the Beach
If you don’t know what to wear with a jumpsuit or how to style it, the Vix experts are here to help. A jumpsuit is a perfect outfit when headed to a beach destination wedding. With lightweight material and chic and comfy styles to choose from, you can feel dressed up but casual enough for the beach. Whether worn to the rehearsal dinner or the actual reception, pairing this printed jumpsuit with heeled sandals makes for the perfect beach wedding ensemble. A classic choice is the Fiorella Black Nora Mini Jumper, which looks great on all body types and is ideal to wear in warm and breezy temperatures.
The black-and-white zebra print adds flair to this wardrobe staple without being too busy for the occasion. The lightweight rayon material and style details like the v-neckline and cinched waist with tie add interesting structure to this one-piece outfit. If the wedding is an ultra laid-back soiree where swimsuits are allowed, this can easily be slipped on over a black one-piece or bikini and still look polished enough for the ceremony.
Additionally, when you’re barefoot but want to add a few special touches, pair the look with a dramatic headscarf and delicate gold jewelry. Or, accentuate the waist even further by adding a neutral-colored belt and matching mules or slides for when you’re no longer in the sand. It’s an effortless style that still looks pulled together and can be dressed up or down depending on how casual the beach ceremony is.
Afternoon Soiree in the Garden
A beautiful option for an outdoor wedding surrounded by flowers and lush greenery is the crisp, white Bruna Mini Jumper. The detailed construction of this stylish jumpsuit combined with the elegant purity of white feels dressier than your average romper.
The linen-rayon blend is lightweight and comfortable but maintains a gorgeous structure to keep the look from being too laid-back. A wide tie at the waist and modest v-neck front is wedding-day appropriate, while allowing you to stay cool in the midday heat of a summer wedding. Plus, the short, breezy sleeves allow you to feel more covered up without feeling too stuffy or formal.
To keep heels from sinking in the grass, pair this romper style with earth-toned wedges or dressy designer flats. To mirror the lines of the outfit, pick equally structural accessories like geometrical earrings and bracelets for a sleek, modern look. For a softer appeal, pair this stylish jumpsuit with a diamond chain and stud earrings with designer flats.
Thanks to such a well-crafted design, there are various ways to dress up the jumpsuit and wear it to multiple weddings. When you start with such a classically cool piece like this one, it’s easy to mix and match what you already have in your closet to create completely different outfits for whatever the occasion calls for.
Evening Elegance Underneath the Stars
For a more formal wedding dress code, you can still wear a jumpsuit and fit right in with the aesthetic. A go-to option is to dress in black from head to toe. The chic appeal the Black Nora Jumpsuit exudes makes it easy to feel as fancy as if you were wearing a little black dress. The stunning simplicity of this fitted jumpsuit is timeless and can be worn in various ways.
The v-neckline and halter-style back add flirty fun to the sophisticated style, and the front leg slits keep the overall look from being too stiff. Pair with strappy heels to add height, creating a streamlined, statuesque appeal. Keep the rest of the outfit minimal and modern by adding a single cocktail ring or a pair of statement earrings. Sweep the hair up into a tousled ponytail or leave the locks loose in soft waves.
For destinations where the weather will turn cooler once the stars come out, layer with a colorful kimono, shawl, or silk jacket. Ensure a tailored fit to maintain the elegant appeal and keep the rest of the accessories to a minimum. Another idea to change the look of this gorgeous jumpsuit is to wear an intricate headpiece that complements this chic outfit.
Formal Ceremony in a Church
Wondering how to wear a jumpsuit to a wedding in a church or other more conservative setting? Make sure your shoulders and knees are covered. This is typically the safe way to go, especially if you’re unsure about the dress code. As when visiting temples and other holy places when traveling, additional coverage shows respect for where you are, though it doesn’t have to take away from your overall style. The Klein Nora Jumpsuit is a smart choice for a formal ceremony.
The vibrant blue, linen material and flowy pants instantly add style points and an extra level of comfort. The waist tie with cutout detailing and v-neckline are chic style elements which means you can keep the rest of the look simple. Slip on a fitted cardigan or lightweight jacket for more coverage during the ceremony or simply wrap a shawl around the shoulders.
When it comes to shoes, there are plenty of choices from strappy, block heels to designer slides, the slits on the front of the pants make any heel height appropriate to complete the look. Keep the accessories tasteful with small, gold hoops or a single metallic cuff to offset the rest of the outfit. And pair with a sparkly or satin clutch versus carrying a larger handbag for a formal appeal.
Intimate Gathering Aboard a Boat
For a smaller wedding celebration with close friends and family, you can go a bit bolder, especially when the occasion is taking place on a boat. The striking Red Pepper Yana Jumpsuit is the perfect mix of classy and cool, with thoughtful design elements that play up the stylish factor of this outfit. Ankle ties and a corsage top are flirty details that dress up this long pants jumpsuit.
It stands out on its own and is still comfortable enough to wear on a boat. Keep the footwear below a couple of inches to prevent any mishaps between the dock and possibly slippery floor of the boat. Then, add a lightweight blazer or cropped jacket to layer if the weather turns cooler. Since wind will also be a factor with a wedding on a boat, pull your hair back in a loose ponytail and tie it with a ribbon to echo the ribbons at the ankles. Or, for shorter ‘dos, go for a sleek style with a sparkly hairpin to keep your stands in place.
A wedding aboard a boat is unexpected and fun and the outfit you choose should match the mood. The gorgeous red of this popular jumpsuit looks great on all skin tones and can be styled in multiple different ways. However, we think keeping the rest of the look simple is the way to go and let the cut and design speak for itself.
Basic Style Rules When Wearing a Jumpsuit
The great thing about a jumpsuit outfit is it can be dressed up or down for the occasion. Though there are more casual styles, all it takes is the right jewelry and shoes to amp up the look. On the other hand, a formal style can be kept effortlessly cool but taking on the less-is-more approach.
When deciding how to wear a jumpsuit to a wedding in a way you’re most comfortable, we suggest sticking to these basic style rules:
Pick a fun print. A plain outfit instantly becomes trendy when there’s a fun print at play. Whether it’s animal-inspired, floral, or another beautiful pattern, pick a printed jumpsuit that speaks to you and build a look around it.
Choose the right fit. When you wear a jumpsuit to a wedding, you want to ensure a tailored fit. A size that’s too big will hang loose on the body and look sloppy versus sophisticated. It doesn’t have to feel skintight, but highlights your body’s natural curves with a secure fitted jumpsuit.
Add a pair of heels. There’s something about wearing heels that makes an outfit instantly feel dressed up. Choose between stilettos, wedges, kitten heels, or whatever style suits you best. As soon as you swap out flip-flops for dressier shoes, it’s an instant boost to your overall outfit.
The ease of styling a jumpsuit is what makes it such a fashion-forward favorite for wedding dress attire. What was formerly thought of as casual wear only has gotten an upgrade and can be put into rotation the next time you send in an RSVP. When you start with a jumpsuit style you love, the details you add only make it better.