Naturally, after I’d acquired the dress in nearly all the colorways, I moved on to collecting different iterations of the “Jackie O” style, including the Jackie O Jumpsuit featured here.
While I find the jumpsuit to be more lengthening than the dress, the dress is the more versatile and (much more) practical option. Importantly, when nature calls, you’d have to fully undress in this jumpsuit, which is no easy task if you account for the belt, the back zipper, and the wide pant-legs.
Still, if ever there is an event that calls for form over function, this jumpsuit is the perfect choice. The tailored bodice–with a draped, asymmetrical neckline and “tab” sleeves–contrasts nicely with the full length, wide pant-legs.
Like other Jackie O styles, the Jackie O jumpsuit is made of a slightly-stretchy gabardine–63% Polyamide, 33% Viscose, 4% Elastane–that doesn’t wrinkle easily. It fits small to size compared to mass retailers, but is comparably sized relative to contemporary labels like Rebecca Taylor and Tibi. For those around my height (5’2), you should only consider the Jackie O jumpsuit in petite sizes, as the “regular” fit will require numerous adjustments, from overall length to waistline placement to the armhole size.
In size 0P, the jumpsuit measures 13.5″ at the waist, 14.5″ at the hip, and has a 33″ inseam.
For those who avoid sleeveless styles, the Jackie O Jumpsuit is also available in an iteration with three-quarter sleeves.
Also, for anyone interested in the jacket that I wore in this post, which is several years old, a small size popped up on The RealReal. It’s a unique and well-made piece, so I would recommend it to those who don’t own a similar item.