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All the Best Shoes to Wear a Jumpsuit: Formal to Casual

All the Best Shoes to Wear a Jumpsuit: Formal to Casual

Wondering what shoes to wear with a jumpsuit to create casual outfits? Or to style one for the office or a dressier occasion? Like a cocktail party, perhaps?

In today's post, I'll be showing you which heels, flats and shoes to wear with a jumpsuit, any jumpsuit. From a cropped jumpsuit to jumpsuits of all colors, including black and red.

I'll even show you how to wear a black jumpsuit to a wedding as a wedding guest (a personal favorite look of mine!). Curious what shoes to wear with a jumpsuit in winter? I also have you covered. Yep, pun intended 😉

What Shoes to Wear with a Jumpsuit

Of course, the accessories, including the shoes you wear with a jumpsuit, are going to depend on which occasion you wear it for. So picking the right shoes is critical.

I'm a fan of wearing a simple black jumpsuit when it comes to either going to a fancy affair, or doing my weekly grocery run. You can see my two black jumpsuit outfits by scrolling through in this post.

However, since jumpsuits continue to be mighty fashionable nowadays, they are available in a variety of different fabrics, colors, prints, styles and sizing for all body types. So you've got options, and don't need to opt for a plain ‘old black jumpsuit, like I have!

If you'd rather keep your jumpsuit simple in color, but want to try some fun shoes, you can always wear a black jumpsuit with leopard shoes! Or maybe try a jumpsuit with different types of heels.

What is a Jumpsuit?

How to Wear a Black Jumpsuit

Before I begin, maybe you're curious as to what a jumpsuit is, exactly. Or what purpose does a jumpsuit serve? Well, this is fashion, baby, so the purpose is much less important than aesthetics!

A jumpsuit is a one-piece garment with sleeves and pant legs with openings for the feet and hands, often even full arms, if the jumpsuit is sleeveless.

What is the difference between a romper and a jumpsuit, then? Unlike a romper, which is more of a top-meets-shorts, the pant legs on a jumpsuit are full length, cropped or below the knee.

Just like the ones featured in the post. So if your jumpsuit has short pant legs, check out my post on the best shoes to wear with rompers, instead!

And if you're wondering – yes – you have to take the whole thing off to go to the bathroom. So it's up to you whether the inconvenience is worth the fashionable look!

The great thing about these full-length rompers, so to speak, is their ability to dress them up for fancy occasions. But you can also just as easily dress them all the way down.

Normally, I love wearing a jumpsuit in lieu of a tracksuit, just for bumming around the house, but this time around I decided it was time to dress it up a little. To make that little black jumpsuit feel a little more important 😉

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Casual Shoes to Wear with a Jumpsuit 

What shoes do you wear with a jumpsuit to make a casual outfit? So many great options for you to choose from, especially in the summer months!

Purse Styling Tip: If your jumpsuit look is casual, you can take advantage by pairing it with an easy-to-carry bag. Such as a shopper bag, crossbody bag or even a backpack.

I love leather bags myself, but canvas and cloth styles can also look great if you're wanting to keep things low-key and are lighter in weight.


Shop Casual shoes for Jumpsuits, below:


1. Sneakers with a Jumpsuit

Sneakers are one of my top shoes that go with everything for casual occasions. Depending on the sneaker itself, sneakers can even work for business casual occasions when choosing a more refined sneaker style.

Sneakers are great because they are comfortable and effortless and are a prime choice shoes to wear with a jumpsuit, because jumpsuits are also effortless. Sneakers are the absolute perfect shoes to wear with a denim jumpsuit, if that's your thing!

What sneakers to choose? You cannot go wrong with an It-sneaker du jour or a classic. Depending on your style, you can opt for chunky fashionable sneakers, simple canvas sneakers (think Superga Cotu sneakers), breathable knit sneakers or one of Golden Goose's low tops or high tops to add some glam.

The failproof sneaker with a jumpsuit, however? A simple white sneaker, either made of canvas (for summer) or leather (for all seasons).

Shop Chunky Sneakers:

Tan chunky lace up sneaker on white background.
Steve Madden Possession Sneakers
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Grey with black yellow and blue accents lace up chunky sneaker on white background.
Fila Oakmont TR Sneakers
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Beige with light brown and black accents and pink sole lace up sneaker on white background.
Veja Venturi Sneakers
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2. Ballerina Flats with a Jumpsuit

Another go-to shoe of mine is a ballerina flat and another comfy, flat shoe you can wear if sneakers aren't your thing or the occasion calls for it.

Making a comback this current season, a classic flat can effortlessly take you to the office and then for a cocktail, or for a stroller walk around the block. A fancy ballerina flat can also make a jumpsuit look fancy, if accompanied with a cute clutch.

Shop Ballerina Flats:

Naturalizer Havana Flats
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Bernardo Gwynn Flats
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3. Wedges with a Jumpsuit

A summer staple that adds comfort even to a heel, is a wedge shoe or sandal. There are so many styles available today, that it's really up to your personal preference how you'd like to wear your wedges with a jumpsuit!

If your jumpsuit is wider legged or flared, you can easily choose platform wedges to complement your look and make you that much taller!

For casual looks, I love a good cork wedge or espadrille heels with a jute sole (rope) wedge. Like these Soludos wedges which are timeless.

Shop Wedges:

Brown open toe wedge platform heels on white background.
Chinese Laundry Ellina Wedge Heels
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Black leather knotted open toe design with buckle ankle strap heels on white background.
Guilhermina Knotted Platform Heels
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Khaki leather open toe with ankle buckle strap wedge heels on white background.
CL by Laundry Beaming Wedge Heels
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4. Espadrilles with a Jumpsuit

Whether espadrille flats or wedge espadrilles, mentioned above, they will both look great with your jumpsuit. A flat, classic espadrille shoe, because of its rugged details,is one of the most casual shoes to wear with jumpsuits.

Just like sneakers. Espadrilles are a great option for those looking to create a laid-back vibe for their jumpsuit outfit. You can find a huge selection over at many retailers, including Nordstrom.

Shop Espadrilles:

Tan leather open toe espadrille wedge heels on white background.
Stuart Weitzman Espadrille Wedge
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Black lace up round toe espadrille wedge heels on white background.
CASTANER Chiara Wedge Espadrille
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Platinum closed toe ankle wrap espadrille mid wedge heel on white background.
Jack Rogers Palmer Espadrille Mid Wedge
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5. Slides with a Jumpsuit

A sporty slide or a sleek leather slide – both extremely fashionable at the moment!- are the more summery counterparts of the sporty sneaker and sleek ballerina flat.

Sporty slides are great for the beach or a park meet-up. Leather slides with your jumpsuit can be accessorized with a metallic purse and chic jewelry/belt for a more refined look. Earthy sandals such as casual jumpsuit outfits with Birkenstocks are great for laid-back summers at the cottage.

If you do want to wear flip-flops with your jumpsuit, I would avoid doing so, unless you're off to the beach!

Shop Sleek Leather Slides:

Tan open square toe heeled slip on sandals on white background.
42 GOLD Lilith Slides
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Gold leather strap open toe slip on sandal on white background.
Steve Madden Greece Slides
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Brown leather open toe slide sandals on white background.
Madewelll The Boardwalk Post Slides
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6. Flat Sandals with a Jumpsuit

If you're looking for more foot support than a summer slide, flat sandals are a great choice. They are in style every season and there are so many kinds to chose from, whether it be ultra strappy, gladiator styles or more minimal, conservative ones.

Formal Shoes to Wear with a Jumpsuit

Lady sitting wearing Mule shoes to wear with jumpsuit blush accessories

If you're looking for what to wear with a black jumpsuit to a wedding or similar fancy occasions, this section is for you. Of course, if you're going to be uplifting your jumpsuit – no matter what color – for an elegant soiree or cocktail party, a few tips:

Make sure your jumpsuit isn't already very casual, such as a jumpsuit made of denim or a beachy linen jumpsuit. I would stick to sleek fabrics and simple shapes.

There are also ultra-glam jumpsuits made of satin materials, or available with extra large bows, or made with lace or metallic fabrics.

These are perfect choices for wearing jumpsuits elegantly and allow you to not put as much pressure of your shoes and accessories to do the elevating for you.

However, as long as you don't choose a rugged/beachy jumpsuit, you can wear any of the shoes with a jumpsuit to make it fancy, below.

Purse Styling Tip: A small clutch in either a neutral or metallic hue would complement your fancy jumpsuit outfit. A velvet or embroidered purse is also a good choice if your jumpsuit is a simple black or one color.

You can also opt for a smaller handheld purse if freeing up your hands is more convenient for you.

7. Heeled Sandals with a Jumpsuit

rose gold heels for a black jumpsuit

A jumpsuit with heels is never a bad look! Great for summer looks, there are so many high heeled, even lower heeled sandals that will glam up your jumpsuit outfit. You can choose any of the heeled sandals below:

  • Multi-strap Sandals
  • Block heel Sandals
  • Stiletto Sandals
  • Bejewelled Sandals
  • Minimal Sandals
  • Platform Sandals
  • Clear Heels

I am a huge fan of Stuart Weitzman's Nudist sandal for the minimal aesthetic, but you can also find similar styles with jewels and accessories.

Want to keep your heeled sandals more minimal but don't want to spend Weitzman prices? Have a look at these Yaro ankle strap sandals by Sam Edelman.

Shop Strappy Stilettos:

Black leather square toe adjustable ankle buckle closure sandal heels on white background.
Stuart Weitzman NudistCurve
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Beige patent leather strappy stiletto sandals on white background.
Calvin Klein Tegin Sandals
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Gold strappy stiletto sandals on a white background.
Stuart Weitzman Sandals
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8. Pumps with a Jumpsuit

If you want to keep your toes covered, but still look chic, pumps are a no fail shoe to wear with a jumpsuit. Both classy and classic, pumps come in many styles, colors and heel heights & types. 

You can also add a shoe clip onto a plain pump to make it instantly more glamorous, if your event or personal style, calls for it.

I own these Tatiana pumps from Nine West which I 10/10 recommend for both style and quality. Sam Edelman's Hazel pointed pump is another great shoe and comes in many colors and has great reviews.

Shop Women's Pumps:

Sam Edelman Hazel Pumps
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Steve Madden Block Heel Pumps
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Journee Cut-out Kitten Heel
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9. Mules with a Jumpsuit

Blush satin mules with rhinestones nine west

For the fashionable gal that always wants to be right on trend, mules are for you! You can choose a closed toe mule or an open toed mule, depending on what you prefer.

Seen in high fashion magazines and on influential fashion bloggers alike, there are a plethora to choose from. I've seen loads of chunky strapped mules along with the very popular woven strap mules, like these from Vince Camuto

Make sure you don't go too high on the heel height with mules, as they have no back strap for support. They can be tricky to walk in – or even stand –  so keep that in mind if you have to go to a function which involves much of either.

Steer clear of mules if your jumpsuit is very long legged and/or wide legged as it could be a tripping hazard. So please hem your jumpsuit accordingly, or stick with ankle length, at least! More info on how to wear mules in my dedicated post.

Shop Mules:

Tan faux leather pointed toe front buckle detail pump on white background.
Journee Collection Vianna Pump
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Off white leather pointed closed toe slip on block heel mules on white background.
Steve Madden Roseland Mule
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Black suede slip on pointed toe mule on white background.
Cole Haan Piper Mule
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10. Kitten Heels with a Jumpsuit

Cute as can be, and a favorite for those who prefer lower heights, kitten heels are a dainty option of shoes to wear with a jumpsuit. They come and go in style, but in my mind, they are a classic that as long as the toe shape is current, they are a strong contender to complement your fancy jumpsuit look. 

Shop Kitten Heels:

Black pointed toe buckle strap with slingback closure kitten heels on white background.
Anne Klein Izzie Kitten Heels
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White leather closed pointed toe kitten sling heels on white background.
Michael Kors Parker Flex Kitten Sling
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Black leather open square toe slip on kitten heels on white background.
Vince Ceil Sandal
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What to Wear with a Black Jumpsuit To a Wedding

  • Do pick a flattering, simple black or one tone jumpsuit, like red or gold. A black and white jumpsuit could be a great choice too
  • Make sure at least the top or pant portion is somewhat fitted. We don't want you looking like you're wearing a black sack!
  • If think you might get chilly, a black tuxedo-like blazer or shawl (pashmina-style) look most elegant
  • A jumpsuit with heels is a great option for wearing it to a wedding
  • A high heel style that won't overpower the jumpsuit work best. These minimalist high heel strappy sandals from Stuart Weitzman are personal favourites
  • Blush, gold heels or skin-tone shoes work wonders with any clothing item, especially black jumpsuits
  • Black or white shoes will look great too
  • Steer clear of round-toe pumps or high platform shoes: they'll look too clunky
  • Pick a medium to small sized clutch that has a some shine or sparkle to it. Texture is even more important if you're opting for a black one to match the jumpsuit!
How to Wear a Black Jumpsuit
rose gold heels for a black jumpsuit

Shoes to Wear with a Jumpsuit in Winter

Lots of readers are searching for appropriate shoes to wear with a jumpsuit in winter and I have you covered! Winter, depending on where you are located, might call for more material to keep those toes warm! 

Purse Styling Tip: for the winter, you can opt for thicker materials and even larger purses. I would opt out of canvas-style bags all-together.

11. Casual Ankle Boots

Ankle boots with a jumpsuit can be a great combination for various occasions. To keep your look casual, camel colored ankle boots or more rugged styles with fringe or cutouts can be a great option.

If you're looking for high heeled ankle boots for a casual outfit, a chunky or block heels is best and also most comfortable.

Shop Chunky Ankle Boots:

Black chunky ankle boot on white background.
Seychelles Sweet Lady Boots
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Black upper off-white sole chunky ankle boot on white background.
Free People Jack Zip Boots
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Grey upper black sole chunky ankle boot on white background.
Nine West Quilp 3 Boots
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12. Fancy Ankle Boots

If you're wanting to wear ankle boots for a more formal winter occasion, you'll want to find a pair that is simple and chic. Great choices would be velvet sock booties, satin ankle boots or pointed toe leather ankle booties.

To keep things elevated, opt for an ankle boot with a stiletto or thin heel. Higher heights can help with the glam factor, but depending on your jumpsuit style, and your personal comfort level, a kitten heeled ankle bootie can also be fun.

Shop Classic Ankle Boots for Women:

Sam Edelman Ulissa Boots
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Dolce Vita Spade Boots
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Sam Edelman Fawn Booties
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13. Oxfords

Lace-up shoe styles such as oxfords or brogues are a great shoe choices to pair with a jumpsuit for a business casual look in the Fall or Winter.

This shoe style comes in a ton of materials and finishes, so you can choose any lace up style from a simple leather pair, to a multi-colored sued pair, to a low or high heeled metallic pair. 

These are particularly great with wide leg jumpsuits that are both long or cropped in length.

Shop Oxfords:

Black leather lace up oxfords on white background.
Vagabond Shoemakers Kenova Leather Derby
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White leather lace up oxfords on white background.
Cole Haan Original Grand Wing Oxford
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Black lace up almond toe oxfords on white background.
Josef Seibel Sienna 85
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14. Loafers

My comments on oxfords also apply to loafers, both classic loafer shoes and trendy slipper loafer shoes. Again, loads of choices, from platform to loafer flats to patent slipper styles, the only issue you'll have is which one to choose!

You can even get away with a silver or gold slipper loafer, or a patent black loafer for a fancier occasion. Paired with the right clutch, hair and jewelry, of course. Check out my guide on what to wear with loafers for more loafer styling tips!

Shop Loafers for Women :

Sam Edelman Horsebit Loafer
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Agathea Chunky Loafer
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Final Thoughts on Shoes to wear with a Jumpsuit

Now that you've read through this jumpsuit styling post, you'll see that when wearing a jumpsuit, there's a lot to think about! You need to think about the type of shoes you want to wear, the right color and which accessories to style them with.

You'll also need to consider the style of the jumpsuit for proper shoe pairing, where you'll be wearing it to, and the dress code that's expected.

With this list of what shoes to wear with a jumpsuit, I hope you are ready to create a fabulous look with your trendy one-piece. Just make sure the occasion you're wearing it to doesn't call for too many bathroom trips!

How are you planning on wearing your jumpsuit and where to? Let me know below, and I would be more than glad to help find the perfect shoes to wear with it! 

Photos by Bruna Rico and HZD Photography

xo ShoeTease

Lady sitting wearing Mule shoes to wear with jumpsuit blush accessories

Tammy

Wednesday 23rd of November 2022

For me everytime I wear a jumpsuit I always pair it with high heel sandals. I would make sure the leg length is short enough to show off my whole heel. High heel mule sandals or pumps works well too. Yesterday I wore a black jumpsuit with my favorite red 5 inch high heel sandals with no platform. I also wore a nice red belt too. Flats shoes sneakers etc don't work for me with jumpsuits. Only heels with at least 4 inches in height.

Nika

Friday 21st of October 2022

I am wearing a black lace jumpsuit to a Florida wedding in December. What style shoes do you recommend?

ShoeTease

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Hi Nika! With lace dresses or jumpsuits, I recommend a simpler shoe and material. My favorites are minimal sandals such as these from Stuart Weitzman (currently on sale) or simple pointed toe pumps (Sam Edelman's Hazel are great). A smooth leather, suede or satin shoe will work. You can go all black with black heels, or choose a contrast pop of color (love apple green and bright pink), white or nude-for-you heels. Clear heels are very trendy at the moment, so check out my post about clear heels here for styling tips. My post about the best shoes for lace dresses is also relevant for jumpsuits, so hop on over there for more shoe options if the ones above don't strike your fancy.

Karla

Friday 9th of September 2022

I’m wearing a black jumpsuit as a guest to a wedding in NYC in Oct cocktail attire - What shoe works best - over 60 yr old and don’t really wear heels anymore.

ShoeTease

Thursday 15th of September 2022

Hi Karla! For jumpsuits that are cropped, you can try either a black, or gold strappy flat sandal. If you want more coverage, a black satin, pointed-toe ballerina flat will look chic! You can also try a block heel tight fitted anke boot with a lower heel. I hope this helps :)

Sam

Monday 22nd of August 2022

Hi Lovely, I have a green silk kimono sleeve, wide leg jumpsuit in fern color.. gorgeous to wear to a winter wedding.. Which shoe might work best?

ShoeTease

Tuesday 23rd of August 2022

Hi! Many shoes can work, including pointed-toe pumps and ankle booties. If it's color pairings you're after, check out my post about what color shoes to wear with green dresses & outfits for all the pairing choices :)

Sharon

Sunday 10th of October 2021

What type of shoe should I wear with a sleeveless wide-leg navy jumpsuit? It is a cocktail-attire indoor wedding in Houston in November. Thank you!

ShoeTease

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Hi Sharon! It really depends if the jumpsuit is cropped legged or not. For all wide leg jumpsuit styles, I would choose an ankle strap sandal with a block heel such a this one. For navy, I prefer metallics such as silver or gold. Have a look at my post about shoe colors with navy outfits for more info!