Jumpsuits that work for winter

19

A while back, my friend Lori asked me what article of clothing can sub in for a caftan, comfort-wise, when it gets cold out, and I was a bit mystified as to how to answer her until I realized that jumpsuits kind of work for that. The only problem is that mostly they’re made for warmer weather, with lighter materials. The following specimens are all on the heavier-weight side—like this cute denim number, which I like because the pants fit snugly.

The burnt orange hue on this one is nicely unexpected, and it’s made of heavyweight stretch denim.

This cashmere blend jumpsuit looks cozy as well as potentially sexy; here’s something similar but cheaper.

The boatneck on this sweater jumpsuit is really good.

And here’s something similar in extended sizes.

The denim here is nicely washed out, and I like the tapered leg.

I’d love a jumpsuit in sweatshirt material (like this one) for lounging about.

This is a pretty good camo print, and I dig the slouchy fit.

I’m intrigued by the pleats here, and usually pleats scare me.

This jumpsuit has a cool utilitarian vibe, and I like the D-ring belt.

Here’s a pretty sharp one, for when you’re trying to look very presentable but still deeply comfortable.

 

Share this post:

Comments

19 Thoughts on Jumpsuits that work for winter
    Rita
    4 Feb 2021
    3:25pm

    Highly recommend a thin silk camisole (love one from equipment, $$ but has lasted for years and survived a few accidental runs in the washer and dryer) for under a jumpsuit. Makes using the bathroom less of an adventure!

    1

    0
    Julie
    3 Feb 2021
    3:23pm

    Pleats scare me too!

    2

    0
    Monique
    3 Feb 2021
    11:47am

    Being 5’11” (down from 6’ – compacting as I age) , mostly in the legs, I love jumpsuits but every damn one is “cropped”— even when it’s not designed to be. (Similar issue with jeans.) I have the Alex Mill Standard jumpsuit (discovered here) which is still short but not ridiculous and has the added benefit of a defined waist so no need for wrap belts which are bad on this high-waisted gal. Thanks for re-posting the one from a few weeks ago – it looks like a goody!

    5

    0
      Jordan
      4 Feb 2021
      12:36pm

      ADR, there is no such thing as a jumpsuit that works for winter for the same reason there is no such thing as a jumpsuit that works for road trips… because you have to peel them down off your shivering shoulders, back, and tummy. Brrrrrrrrr (or eeeeyyyywwww if road tripping in gas station bathrooms). That said I love all these options.

      1

      0
        Nina
        5 Feb 2021
        2:57pm

        I think there is no jumpsuit that works … ever … for that reason. It’s interesting that you mention gas stations, because these all make me think of an auto mechanic.

        2

        0
    Heather
    3 Feb 2021
    11:53am

    For jumpsuits and many other occasions, may I recommend the Pstyle? https://www.thepstyle.com/

    2

    0
      Jordan
      4 Feb 2021
      12:37pm

      Exactly my point!!! Wow. Thanks.

      0

      0
    Viajera
    3 Feb 2021
    12:20pm

    I admit I haven’t actually tried it yet, but I still think a woolen caftan could work. (I haven’t even worked in a summer one yet though.)

    2

    0
      Jenny
      3 Feb 2021
      1:34pm

      With you, wholeheartedly Viajera. Mightn’t a sweater dress or long tunic be another name for a woolen caftan? Especially when paired with fleece-lined leggings?

      3

      0
    Mamavalveeta03
    3 Feb 2021
    11:11am

    I’m so drawn to these! (OK, Val. Time to recite your mantra: “I have a long torso. I have a long torso….”)

    9

    0
      HickfromStyx
      5 Feb 2021
      11:19am

      I have a long torso and hips, so the only season for jumpsuits is the one called “h*ll frozen over”. They are the most uncomfortable and awkward-fitting item of clothing ever created, in my pear-shaped world. Bodysuits are the same. Call me the hunchback of onesies, if you like.

      1

      0
    Anna
    3 Feb 2021
    11:14am

    I wear a turtleneck under a utility-style coveralls. Makes it warmer, and makes it so I’m not naked when peeing.

    11

    0
      kimbersam
      3 Feb 2021
      3:36pm

      So smart!

      1

      0
    Eloise
    3 Feb 2021
    9:49am

    I wholeheartedly recommend this one which Kim linked to a short while ago IF you are (perhaps much) taller than I am -I’d say at least 5’ 5” (CW, this is NOT the outfit for you) . The inseam was technically doable but the fit was WAY too baggy, which is a shame because I really liked it: https://www.nordstrom.com/s/free-people-madrid-denim-coveralls/5809671?siteid=QFGLnEolOWg-irg4Z7XwPkUHumD6fbfRJA&breadcrumb=Home%2FWomen%2FClothing%2FJumpsuits+%26+Rompers&color=warm+chestnut&origin=category-personalizedsort&utm_source=rakuten&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=QFGLnEolOWg&utm_content=1&utm_term=747642&utm_channel=low_nd_affiliates&sp_source=rakuten&sp_campaign=QFGLnEolOWg

    5

    0
      PP13
      5 Feb 2021
      12:01am

      I highly recommend LACAUSA’s jumpsuits. Especially if you’re apple-shaped like I am 🙂

      1

      0
      cw
      3 Feb 2021
      10:32am

      Ha! Thanks for the heads-up, Eloise, or should I say legs-down!? I have a jumpsuit from Everlane that I purchased three (or maybe two) years ago that I have never worn because I can not get past the undress-to-pee dilemma. However, now that I’ve whined about it, I might pull it out today and wear it around the condo to see how I really feel about the pee inconvenience.

      3

      0
        Eloise
        3 Feb 2021
        6:56pm

        I bought a jumpsuit from Anthropologie two years ago. My concerns about the pee issue were outweighed by the fact that it was actually the right length (!!) and that two non-employee teenage girls literally yelled at me that I had to buy it (hate when stores put the best mirrors outside the dressing room!) and it didn’t seem like they were mocking this GOACA…. Turns out the comfort factor outweighs the pee issue, but, alas, it has short sleeves and I (perhaps in the minority here) can’t stand layering something with long sleeves under something with short sleeves – for some reason it yells “grammar school in the 70s picture day” to me, even though I’m not sure I ever dressed that way. (Also, pee inconvenience is indeed much lessened if you are home all day.)

        4

        0
          Karen
          3 Feb 2021
          7:30pm

          Omg…70s grammar school picture day…yes exactly.

          1

          0
      Mamavalveeta03
      3 Feb 2021
      11:12am

      Dammit, Eloise! This might just work!

      3

      0

Leave A Comment

Archives

About

Kim France

I was born in Houston, Texas in 1964 and have lived in New York City since 1988. I had a long career in magazines, working at Sassy, Elle, New York, and Spin, and in 2000, I founded Lucky magazine, which I edited for ten years.

Find Out More

Instagram

[wdi_feed id=”1″]

Join my newsletter! The latest fashion, beauty and inspiration for all the girls of a certain age.