The Best Shoes for Women's Jumpsuits

It's not too difficult to choose the best shoes for a jumpsuit, but it is essential.

The wrong style can completely ruin the simplicity of your outfit. And, that would be a shame, considering how easy it is to pull together a great look with these one-piece wonders.

Below are a few of the most common jumpsuit styles, along with my suggestions on the best footwear options for each.

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The Best Shoes for Simple Jumpsuits

Jessica Stam, in white jumpsuit and dark sandals, attending the 2014 CFDA fashion awards.
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Most jumpsuits have at least one really dynamic feature about them, be it really wide legs, a blouson top, or a loose, harem design.

But, for many women, the ideal jumpsuit is one with none of those things. Some want one that's so simple and straightforward, you might not even be able to tell it's a one-piece outfit.

If you're lucky enough to find a jumpsuit with such classic styling, then choosing the right shoes will seem simple by comparison: just follow the same rules you would for a comparable outfit composed of multiple pieces.

If you're still at a loss, try a pair of classic, medium-heeled shoes, like a pair of pointy-toed pumps, or sandals that offer moderate coverage -- nothing too dressy or strappy.

Check out a few of recommended medium-heeled shoes to wear with your jumpsuit on Amazon.com: 

Can't wear heels? No worries. Warm-weather jumpsuits of this nature also look great with flat, dressy thong sandals. I recommend checking out these flat dressy thong sandals on Amazon.com: 

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Fitted or Tight Jumpsuits

Woman in suede ankle boots and tight, black jumpsuit with spaghettie straps.
Sparkle & Fade Cinched Jumpsuit Image: UrbanOutfitters.com

Most people just can't pull off a jumpsuit like this anyway, but if you're the type that can, then you might think that the last thing anyone is going to be looking at is your shoes.

But, you'd be wrong.

Well, okay, you might be right in some aspects, but people will still be looking at your shoes. How could they not?

For jumpsuits like this, you can typically go with the same footwear you'd choose for leggings or cropped pants.

Depending on the weather, and whether you're going for a casual or more dressy look, your best options are:

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Loose, Baggy or Casual Styles

Woman in flat black boots and two-toned blue, loose-fitting jumpsuit with drawstring waist.
Free People 'Angelica' Image: Nordstrom.com

Not all jumpsuits that are loose or baggy are casual in nature, but when they are, your footwear should be too.

For styles like this, put your best foot forward in a pair of combat boots or other flat ankle boots. Short, heeled boots will also work but look for a chunky heel as opposed to anything that's too dressy. Check out the Splendid Hamptyn Flat Ankle Boot on Amazon

If the weather is too warm for boots, then sneakers are one of your next-best choices.

High tops or low tops will work, but for this outfit, I'm definitely partial to simple, old-school styles like Converse Chucks, as opposed to puffy cross-trainers or sporty running shoes. Buy Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Shoe on Amazon.com.

For a laid-back, beachy look, casual jumpsuits like this one would also look work with a pair of really cute platform (or flatform) sandals. Check out the Steve Madden Waria Espadrille Wedge Sandal on Amazon.com

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Shoes for Dressy, Gathered Jumpsuits

Young woman wearing a dressy, blue gathered jumpsuit with black high heel pumps.
Just Female 'Lumo' Image: UrbanOutfitters.com

With its gathered pants and draped top, this style of jumpsuit is also loose and baggy.

But, unlike the style pictured above, this one has full-length pants. It's also much dressier, which is good because the length and fullness of this style really lends itself best to heels.

Flats, unfortunately, would create a very unflattering silhouette for all but the tallest and thinnest among us. And even then, heels would still be the best choice.

You don't have to go ultra-high. In fact, mid-height heels would be a great choice, and even the right low heels would work wonderfully.

As far as styles go, look for simple, low-cut pumps; strappy sandals; dressier wedge sandals; or even simple slides.

The volume of the jumpsuit lends itself to shoes that are a bit on the bulky side but try to avoid anything too masculine or heavy, as those styles will trample the femininity of the jumpsuit.

Check out my favorite shoe styles for this jumpsuit style available on Amazon.com: 

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What to Wear with Wide-Leg Jumpsuits

Blonde woman dressed in sleeveless, wide-leg jumpsuit and black sandals.
Vince Camuto Cowl Neck Matte Jersey Jumpsuit Image: Nordstrom.com

Easily one of the most popular styles, wide-leg jumpsuits are also one of the easiest styles to choose shoes for, since the shoes are basically buried beneath the hem of the pants.

But just because they're not on full display doesn't mean you should wear just any old shoes.

You want a style that can balance out the volume of the jumpsuit, and also one that is appropriate for the length of the pants. This will typically mean heels, but the rules get a lot looser when it comes to which kind of heels you'll want to look for.

They can be chunky, wedge or thin heels; mid-height or taller; and both sandals and pumps will work equally well.

A few of my favorite styles for a jumpsuit like this would include platform slingback pumps; wedge-heeled sandals; and cage or wide-strapped dress sandals.

Let the time and setting of the occasion dictate whether you go for a pair of shoes that are dressy or a style that is more on the casual side.

However, avoid getting too casual with your footwear choice. Jumpsuits of this nature look fabulous when they're dressed up but can come off as a bit sloppy when they're not accessorized properly.

Check out a few of my favorite shoes to wear with your wide-leg jumpsuit available on Amazon.com: