Jumpsuits are a tricky business and most aren’t for everyone. When it comes to Giambattista Valli‘s ultra-elegant take on the one-piece, it’s as exclusive as it is chic. We’re looking for a tall, slender girl who can pull this off! You also best not have any gymnastic tendencies. Fully lined and in textured-twill, this doesn’t just boast a slim-fitting, long-legged silhouette (there is a wide grosgrain-ribbon waistband at the highly set waist), but a fluid and rather confining cape top. This jumpsuit is not for those who are expressive with their arms and hands. No emphatic gestures allowed; you have to keep pretty still to keep this look intact.
But it just might be worth it! This is a sleek, edgy, and forward-thinking look that’s also way refined. Think about it: in a sea of body-conscious cocktail dresses and run-of-the-mill girlish frocks, you’ll stand out as a lean, mean, confident style machine who looks cool and composed. You’ll have no choice, since you can’t be throwing your arms around! On Net-a-Porter for $3,875.
Pair with: Heels, the higher the better. A slim, elongated shape like this demands a platform that will place you up high and make your legs look even longer. Burberry Prorsum’s patent-leather tweed-print sandal infuses some interest and puts you on a 5.5″ pedestal. At Saks Fifth Avenue for $695.