Good American Denim Jumpsuit

A quick scroll through my archives and you'll see I love overalls and jumpsuits.  I've written before about a denim boilersuit I saw over a decade ago on the blog The Sartorialist that I have wanted in my closet.  I bought a denim boilersuit, had it tailored, customized it with sequined wings on the back, it was never quite right but I wore the heck out of it until it no longer fit (stay tuned, it will soon be in my Poshmark shop). I've learned that I get so excited by the idea, but once it's in my closet it's not terribly practical.  I'll choose dressy ones (the one here I've worn a dozen times), I'll choose breezy casual ones (like this one I recently featured), but denim… that's a toughie.  But that's where renting clothing is awesome – I can rent a denim jumpsuit or boilersuit, keep it as long as I want, return it when I'm over it (or realize it's not right for me), or if I do fall in love with it, I can keep it.  Needless to say, when I saw this Good American denim jumpsuit available in my size at Rent the Runway I added it to my next delivery.

jumpsuit | earrings | shoes | ring | bag

Jumpsuit: Good American Denim Jumpsuit via Rent the Runway Unlimited (size 4 which is equal to XL) | Shoes: BCBG (super old; similar) | Earrings: Cober Hoops c/o Jenny Bird | Bag: Andra Crossbody c/o Dagne Dover (Medium) | Ring: Sceptre Pave Ring c/o REALM

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I was surprised to find the jumpsuit wasn't too long for my short self.  While it's fitted I didn't feel self-conscious in it and thought it looked really good with my shape. I loved that it had a front zipper for ease getting it on and off.  I was able to slip it on just fine however, when it came to taking it off, it wasn't as easy.  I had to pull a sleeve, then pull on the pockets to shimmy it down, then practically be double-jointed to get the back and pull it, then the other sleeve… I couldn't imagine what I'd do if I was out and had to use a public restroom. 

I was invited to a happy hour hosted by a local marketing company and figured it would be a short night.  I didn't plan on drinking, so I'd keep liquids to a minimum and be home before I have to try to Houdini myself out of it.  Enjoy the style, get a few photos feeling fierce, send it back to Rent the Runway Unlimited the next day.  These mirror selfies are from window shopping before I met up with my friend for the happy hour.

The happy hour was in a super cute bar in Georgetown and they had the whole top floor.  And the top floor's A/C stopped working.  It was hot, even hotter in a denim jumpsuit.  I got sparkling water with ice, guzzled it in less than a minute, blew on the ice to cool my face.  Refilled that glass four times with water, blotted my face with a napkin, fanned myself with a happy hour menu.  I sweat so much I think all those glasses of water just oozed out of my skin instead of heading to my bladder.  

But then a friend and I decided to go to dinner afterward.  And I drank more water.  And before the meal was over I had to go use the restroom.  I was terrified, I was going to pull a muscle or wet myself or something in there and it wasn't a large multi-stall restroom down a hall.  Oh no, it was an individual bathroom right near tables, with a silly barn door that locked but wouldn't hide my screams or cries if I dislocated a shoulder while trying to pee.  But to my surprise, all that sweating must have stretched out the jumpsuit that little bit that I needed and with only a little wriggling I was able to get it off and get to business. 

So I totally planned to send this back but instead, I kept it for maybe another wear.  This time I glammed out with my silver snakeskin boots (previously seen here and here) but next time maybe I'll cuff it and wear them with my Adidas Superstars or an open heel. I also saw some customer reviews on the RTR site that showed it unzipped more with a cami peeking out. Or maybe after a week or two, I'll realize I'll never wear it again and just mail it back for something else to replace it.  If you're interested in this Good American denim jumpsuit I did find it still available in some straight and plus sizes at Bloomingdale's.  I also linked to other denim jumpsuits below in a variety of sizes, retailers, and pricepoints.  And if you rent this jumpsuit from RTR Unlimited and decide you love it, you can buy it from RTR at 10% off the retail price.  And I've seen the older an item is, the better the discount from RTR.  I recently rented something and it was 45% off retail, but no longer available in any stores/a previous season.  If you're not a member, every influencer under the sun is currently a Rent the Runway ambassador and offering a discount code and you already either joined or despise the brand thanks to it being EVERYWHERE.  Shocker of all shockers I too am one of those annoying RTR ambassadors; my code is AGARY50 for 50% off your first month though there may be other promo codes out there that are better (I've seen some for 3 months for the price of 2, first month free, etc.).  It's worth it to Google to find the best promo for your needs.

As for makeup, this summer I'm trying out spending more time on my skin and less time on makeup.  I did a hint of concealer (this one by Glossier) around the eyes just to hide darkness.  Did my brows (this pencil from NYX and Glossier's Bow Brow), curled my lashes and added mascara (Thrive Causemetics), sometimes a fine line of liquid liner, hint of bronzer, and then a neutral lip (often times just a glossy balm and if I want to be fancy, a matte red lip). So many summers I end up dabbing away my foundation and powders due to sweat or have beige-colored rivulets going down my neck.  So far I'm comfortable. The concealer helps; it may fade away through the day but makes my reflection match what I see in my mind so I can feel confident with or without it once I reach my destination. 

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24 Comments

  1. b
    July 14, 2019 / 8:37 am

    I love the fit of this on you- Except- for the flying boob covers. My pet peeve with chest pockets causing me to either sew them down or use double stick wardrobe tape to wrestle them into submission.

    • July 14, 2019 / 5:59 pm

      LOL I’d liikely do that if I kept it. I tried ironing them down to no avail!

  2. Val M
    July 13, 2019 / 9:21 pm

    Your blog continues to be simply fantastic! Love your posts and this one was no different with the whole bathroom scenario!!! Had to second the comment about the Thrive mascara, best mascara I’ve ever used! I continue to shop your recommendations as they are always spot on. Love this jumpsuit on you! Very fun!

  3. RoseAG
    July 11, 2019 / 7:33 am

    I feel hot just looking at those boots.
    Are the legs the wrong shape to roll up to your ankle and wear with your Birks?

    • July 14, 2019 / 6:01 pm

      It wasn’t too hot, but my feet don’t get especially hot. I love the idea of birks but they are the wrong leg shape.

  4. Clare G
    July 10, 2019 / 12:19 pm

    You look AMAZING in that jumpsuit!!

    Separately, *shout out* of thanks for the Thrive mascara recommendation. I bought it when you did a post about it, and it is absolutely the best mascara I’ve ever used!

    Thanks for the awesome content, transparency, and fun facts about your life!

    • July 14, 2019 / 6:02 pm

      I’m so glad you like it as well! And thank you!

  5. Lee
    July 10, 2019 / 11:08 am

    I was so nervous, reading along on this post! Will she make it to the bathroom in time?? Lol! So glad it worked out well & you look great in that.

  6. Vicki
    July 10, 2019 / 10:52 am

    My favorite one piece was a powder suit from the 90s. It simplified getting dressed for skiing, I was comfortable and warm all day out on the slopes, undressing for bathroom was easy enough. I experienced a similar ease of use with my stretchy Cabi jersey romper this spring-summer.

  7. Debra C.
    July 10, 2019 / 10:47 am

    I literally laughed out loud reading about your potential bathroom escapade. Glad it worked out better than you expected. You are totally rocking that jumpsuit though! And with the boots!!! *fainting* Love your site, and I always look forward to your posts.

  8. Linda B
    July 10, 2019 / 10:44 am

    You really do look great in that jumpsuit! And I can totally imagine it being too warm in the heat. It would be perfect though for spring and fall, and any cooler summer days. I wouldn’t be surprised if you keep it.

  9. LynninRI
    July 10, 2019 / 9:14 am

    You look fabulous in the jumpsuit…and thanks for the laugh about handling it in the restroom…. oh, and BIG thanks for the shopping site list – it makes it easier to find things when I remember something I saw on your site, remember who you bought it from but can’t remember “when” I saw it to click through the link….

  10. Wendy K
    July 10, 2019 / 8:46 am

    I had an outfit like this when I was a kid. I thought I was hot shit. I always dreamed that it would come back in style one day, and here we are. You look fabulous in it. I love reading your posts and had a good laugh when I read your plans of not drinking a lot so you would not have to use the restroom. Those kinds of things never go as planned.

    • July 14, 2019 / 6:07 pm

      I bet you WERE hot shit in that outfit! 🙂 And thank you!

  11. Susan L
    July 10, 2019 / 8:27 am

    I’m partial to denim so I love the jumpsuit. My first thought when I saw you photo was that it fit you very well and you looked striking. It may be a temp outfit, but for me, finally finding an item that I’ve thought about a lot is quite satisfying.

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