The Wearable Catsuit

Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit
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Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit

Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit
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Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit

topshop
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Whistles Utility Jumpsuit
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Whistles Utility Jumpsuit

MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit
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MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit

Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit

Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit

Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit

Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit

topshop
Whistles Utility Jumpsuit

Whistles Utility Jumpsuit

MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit

MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit

Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit
Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit
topshop
Whistles Utility Jumpsuit
MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit
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The optimal one-piece: it's fitted, curve-hugging, but still lets you breathe. It channels Julie Newmar and Eartha Kitt—ladies who made tight apparel come close to timeless. These options are all similarly suited to taking on whatever life throws your way, with the ease of the aforementioned catwomen and the ferocity of Serena at the US Open back in '02. Sign me up.

  1. Tamara Mellon Lace and Stretch Cotton-Blend Jumpsuit: This style reads like a suit, complete with slight lapel, but with the carefree elegance of a top that's a shade shy of sheer.

  2. Sandro Pessy Crop Top Jumpsuit: With mesh shoulders, a cropped leg, and an exposed sliver above the waist, sleek black becomes better than basic.

  3. Topshop Boutique Workwear Jumpsuit: This one's built for easy living, except still buttoned-up. You could probably cartwheel in it, too.

  4. Whistles Utility Jumpsuit: Take a flight suit, slim it down a notch, and add a classic belt. Git'r done.

  5. MM6 By Maison Martin Margiela Tailored Jumpsuit: Meant for a power player, this option's all tuxedo, black tie-appropriate with a streamlined wrap top. The night asks: Ma'am, may I escort you to your seat? And the jumpsuit's all: Yes, you may.

—Claire Knebl

Photos via Mango.

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