Jumpsuits are a struggle. When I try one on, I feel like I’m either having a gynecological exam or the crotch is hanging down to my knees. I’ve worked my way through many a failed jumpsuit try-on and honestly put off giving this Everlane’s Japanese GoWeave Essential Jumpsuit a spin for quite some time.
Why? I don’t know because the jumpsuit is FREAKING FABULOUS. I mean, I might have done a little mirror dance, much to my husband’s amusement (bemusement?) I was so excited. It hits all my requirements for a “keeper jumpsuit” and then some.
My 4 Requirements For a Keeper Jumpsuit
- Can be worn with a normal bra. This is crucial. Here’s my new favorite V-neck bralette.
- Can be removed without assistance or contortionism. I want to add that I recognize for people with arthritis or people with disabilities any zipper can provide a challenge. I’ve read good things about these zipper helpers.
- It doesn’t flatten my booty. Pancakes are for eating not ya bum.
- It has POCKETS. This point alone sold me.
Other factors that also pushed this Japanese GoWeave Essential Jumpsuit over the top are: It’s wrinkle-resistant, holds up in the heat, is wide leg, is excellent length for flats or heels, and ties at the waist. I also appreciate Everlane’s cost transparency although the sustainability of their clothing is a bit harder to suss out.
3 Ways To Style The Everlane GoWeave Essential Jumpsuit
I’ve been thinking a lot about cost-per-wear since Shana’s post on it, and it’s another factor that helped me determine that this jumpsuit is a keeper. I can wear it several different ways (as you’ll see) through multiple seasons. Solo for summer? Layered for fall? Cardigan for spring? This jumpsuit weathers it all, literally.
1. Jumpsuit + Hat + Sandals
Floppy hats hide a multitude of sins. This Floppy Wool & Leather Hat from Nordstrom Rack perfectly complements the jumpsuit. My Arizona Birkenstocks are old, but you could try this eBay search, and I found two similar options here & here.) Add the delicate Kendra Scott Rock Crystal Star Necklace that I refer to as my “Hamilton necklace” for a polished summer look. I also feel like I look like I’m auditioning to appear on the next “Lumineers” Album cover anytime I wear this floppy hat. I don’t know why hipster equates to hat in my mind, but welcome to Meredith’s Train of Thought, please wait to exit once the train is safely at the platform.
1. Jumpsuit + Tee Shirt + Sneakers + Bag
I have a few tee shirts that are on the shorter side, which makes them perfect for wearing under a slip dress or jumpsuit. I love how some of the print on this “Girls Run Thangs” Graphic Tee (old from Target, found it here) just peeks out and the sleeves provide a little more coverage. It also gives the jumpsuit a casual vibe. Paired with my beloved Clare V. Midi Sac Grommet Shoulder Bag (Anthropologie | Nordstrom | tote version) that my husband, erm, I, bought myself for Valentine’s Day, plus my Adidas Superstar Sneakers (Neiman Marcus | Adidas) and I’m ready to hit the town…erm, sidewalk for physically distant playdates. I love this feminine yet sporty look, and I think it all can be traced back to my love of Sporty Spice as a kid. What can I say, I always wanted to be able to do a sweet backflip in an Adidas tracksuit while having the best solo lines.
3. Jumpsuit + Sequined Duster + Heels + Bold Lip
If you are in The Mom Edit Insiders Group you may remember a time around Thanksgiving where we all lost our collective minds and decided we needed long sequined dusters to wear around the house. Like FULLY SEQUINED. It was like that Pavlov’s Dog Experiment, except instead of food, we were salivating over sequins. So many of us purchased this BB Dakota Sequined Duster Jacket and honestly NO REGRETS. It still makes me feel like a ridiculous disco ball, and that’s how I like it quite frankly. If Vegas Mrs. Roper (as one TMEI gal put it) isn’t your style, a pair of heels, a bold lip (#94 & #91 are my favorites) and some statement jewelry are another way to jazz up this jumpsuit. Or, you could don a faux-fur wrap and pearl headband for a glamorous throwback look.
Jumpsuits are typically something that I think of as “not for me.” But maybe it’s less that it isn’t for me and rather that I haven’t found the right jumpsuit to flatter my body. The Everlane GoWeave Jumpsuit is that piece for me and a good reminder that every now and then you should try something that “isn’t for you.” You may just find your new wardrobe staple.