I had previously reviewed the Black Halo Jackie O Jumpsuit in this post, so please head over there for more images and a (slightly) longer review if you are interested.
I recently spent some time culling my closet and, in the process, “found” a few dozen jumpsuits that haven’t been worn in about a year. I have an informal wear-or-out policy on casual pieces, so decided that any jumpsuits that I don’t wear or blog in the next month will go in the donate pile.
To save this Black Halo Jackie O Jumpsuit, one of my favorites in this category, from going to a new home, I decided to post about it as a Valentine’s Day outfit idea. I realize I am a little late with this post, but maybe some of you might consider it for Valentine’s Day 2022: The tailored bodice–with a draped, asymmetrical neckline and “tab” sleeves–contrasts nicely with the flowy full-length bottom.
The gabardine material–63% Polyamide, 33% Viscose, 4% Elastane–looks dressy casual, which makes this piece easy to dress up or down. And while it’s not supposed to wrinkle easily, my jumpsuit has been in storage a while and a quick steam didn’t smooth out the wrinkles that the camera managed to capture.
The fit is 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. Even in petite sizing (and heels) I needed it hemmed about two to three inches.
In size 0P, the jumpsuit measures 13.5″ at the waist, 14.5″ at the hip, and has a 33″ inseam.
Another Black Halo jumpsuit that I own and enjoy is the Bene Jumpsuit (also sold here), which has received mixed reviews, for good reason: as sleek as the silhouette is, it’s also plagued by fit issues, with most of the complaints directed at the bodice: how it’s too short and overly fitted. If you are busty, I would suggest ordering up from your normal BH size.
But I like it a lot. Even though it looks like (is?) clubwear, and is very difficult to remove, even for a jumpsuit. I like to think if I were a glamorous, club-hopping robot, this would be my uniform.
Will you ever put on another jumpsuit?