The black jumpsuit (in petite & regular) // Wedding guest outfit under $50

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NYC petite jumpsuit in xsp (read fit info below; more colors, also in regular sizing), Steve Madden heels 5.5 (runs narrow), Baublebar tassel earrings, David Yurman bracelet, Quay sunglasses, Chanel flap bag

I had reviewed this jumpsuit recently for my weekly email newsletter (more info at the bottom of this post!), but got so many questions on it that I figured I’d do a full write-up! Shop more petite sized jumpsuits.

Special Occasion Attire under $50

I’m a dress girl through and through, but there’s something so effortless (literally) yet chic about a one-piece jumpsuit for special occasions. I can see this for a nice dinner, for going out, and also for weddings or cocktail attire parties. Yes, you’ll need to spend extra time in the restroom, but well worth it in my opinion. Macy’s is having a sale right now on top of the affordable retail price – how often can you find an elegant, well-fitting special occasion piece for under $50?!

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Design Options

There are few necklines that are more universally flattering than the faux-wrap “surplice” style. This one has a small clasp closure so you can make sure not to reveal too much (I’m wearing it un-clasped here to show a little more décolletage). The sash tie belt helps cinch the waist, and I can’t forget about the best feature … pockets!! The material is a stretchy, un-lined knit polyester/spandex blend. It’s not high quality, but pretty fair in my opinion for the price point.

I love that this jumpsuit comes in so many different sleeve options (like this 3/4 length sleeve one), and other colors! 4 out of these 5 other colors are still available in sz XS petite and up:

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Sizing and Fit

The petite sizing runs a little on the short side in the torso, in my opinion. I’m wearing a Petite XS and the crotch hits at the right spot on me, but would be too short if my torso were any longer. The pant length works on me with low heels, but a little short when worn with my preferred 3 to 4″ high heels.

For fit reference, I’m 5 feet tall with a leg inseam measurement of 27.” If you have a longer torso or inseam than me, then I’d suggest trying a size up or trying regular sizing. My cousin who is the exact same height as me (but with a longer torso) found XSP to be a little short in the torso.

Measurements of Petite XS: 29″ pant inseam, 51″ total length, and 26.5″ when measured from the top of the shoulder to the crotch (compare this against your body for fit reference). The elasticized waist is 12″ across when lying flat, and stretches to about 15″ across.

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Weekly Newsletter (with exclusive previews & item reviews)

For those of you who didn’t know, every Sunday night I try to share a sneak peek of an outfit or item review before it hits the blog! Please note that after filling out the subscription form, you will receive a confirmation email which you must open and click “Yes” to successfully complete signup. Unfortunately, I had a signup glitch a while ago, so if you subscribed but never received anything – I’m so sorry!

Please give it another try, and leave me a comment below if you still don’t receive a confirmation email. If you are a Gmail user, these emails usually get filtered straight into the “promotions” tab at the top of your inbox, so please check there. I have a petite-friendly OTK boot find coming up soon, which will be shared first via the newsletter!

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17 thoughts on “The black jumpsuit (in petite & regular) // Wedding guest outfit under $50

  • Reply Sarah Lilly September 22, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    That jumpsuit is gorgeous and is such a flattering fit on you! I’ve been after one for a while, but I always find it so hard to find the absolute perfect fit.

  • Reply Julie September 23, 2017 at 1:39 am

    I love the entire outfit. Your hair is gorgeous. Can you post a link to show how you did it.? Thank you!!

  • Reply Jaime September 23, 2017 at 3:30 am

    Can’t believe that jumpsuit is at that price! So chic!

    ♡ Jaime

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style September 23, 2017 at 3:57 am

    Such a classy look! X

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog September 23, 2017 at 4:17 am

    This is such a pretty jumpsuit for a wedding. Never thought of wearing one for such an occasion, so this is great!

    Charmaine Ng |

  • Reply Petite Teacher September 23, 2017 at 4:49 am

    Absolutely stunning! I also love your little black bag. It has got the same playful touch as the jumpsuit. Have a great weekend. Love, Lieske

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses September 23, 2017 at 5:10 am

    Great snaps Jean! That jumpsuit looks awesome!

    I hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Reply Elizabeth September 23, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    This jumpsuit is gorgeous <3 🙂 I love how effortless and chic it is! And yes, perfect for a wedding!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Reply The pink pineapple September 23, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    I love jumpsuit

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia September 24, 2017 at 12:46 am

    I have some weddings to attend in November. This is such a cute look for inspo! Def need something warmer though, but nonetheless, still a makes me thinkkkk!

  • Reply Florence Q September 24, 2017 at 1:19 am

    What size is your Chanel flap bag?

  • Reply Jennifer Hu September 24, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Wow, finally a jumpsuit fit for a petite girl! I will have to check this out! I struggle with finding the perfect fit literally all the time.

  • Reply Camille S September 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    I’ve been loving the newsletter, love the exclusive sneak peeks and product reviews!

  • Reply Daria September 25, 2017 at 9:29 am

    perfect post !-Daria

  • Reply Catia September 26, 2017 at 3:32 am

    That’s a gorgeous jumpsuit! I still have to find one that fits me 😉 For some reason finding petite sizing in Europe is really hard, even though so many of us are petite… Got to keep searching!

    ♥ The petite Cat ♥

  • Reply KiwiFromNYC October 4, 2017 at 5:57 am

    Hairstyle tutorial please!!!

  • Reply Marie March 28, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Ok, I just bought the jumpsuit. It’s down to $30!!! Such a steal.

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