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Blake Lively’s Black Velvet Jumpsuit Is The One Piece You Need For Fall


As soon as fall hits, out come the oversized sweaters, raincoats, and — if you're Blake Lively — pantsuits. The A Simple Favor actor has been romping about the streets of New York in an array of show-stopping separates in flashy colors — including a fiery-orange Bottega Veneta piece (complete with a pocket chain) and a purple and Kelly green combo. But on Thursday, she officially broke the streak — Blake Lively's velvet jumpsuit could be her best look this month.

Although she put away her tuxedos and sport jackets for the evening, Lively's jumpsuit still heeded the menswear theme she's expertly cultivated this month. Featuring a plunging neckline and a button-up front, Lively paired the one-piece with a bejeweled blazer as she laughed and chatted about her upcoming film during an appearance on The Tonight Show.

The former Gossip Girl actor finished off the look with a pair of sleek, black patent-leather oxfords. For a relaxed, laid-back aesthetic, Lively opted for her typical beauty routine: a subtle smokey eye, neutral lipstick, and low-key waves.

Although velvet is already in Lively's repertoire (the actor wore a matching velvet pantsuit in late Aug.), black is a stark contrast from the neon hues and plaid prints she's relied on of late.

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It makes sense that Lively broke her suit streak with a jumpsuit. After all, jumpsuits are an easy, streamlined piece that makes fall dressing incredibly easy. Think of it this way: Not only is a form-fitting black suit with a cigarette-fit leg evening-approved, but you can pair it with an elegant blazer like Lively's, or dress it down with a casual pair of sneakers or mules. And what's less fussy than that?

The best part: If you're not quite ready to hop on the suit trend, Lively's jumpsuit is an easy entry point into menswear-inspired dressing, and there are tons of good ones on the market now. Take inspiration from Lively, and show them all below — and enjoy those extra minutes you'll save getting dressed in the morning.

Shop Blake Lively-Inspired Jumpsuits

Velvet jumpsuit



The kick-flare leg of this velvet jumpsuit by FRAME gives off major '70s vibes. You can opt for a relaxed look by layering this jumpsuit with a turtleneck, or you can dress it up with ankle boots and gold hoops.

Silky Velvet Jogger Jumpsuit


Eileen Fisher

Eileen Fisher's slouchy, velvet jumpsuit features a draw-string waist for a casual (and comfortable) weekend look. Plus, the neckline is perfect for layering your favorite gold necklaces.

Gloria Deep V Velvet Jumpsuit


by the way

Experiment with the velvet jumpsuit trend with this affordable option from By The Way. Featuring a deep-V, plunging neckline, a hidden zipper, and the perfect cropped length, this piece is an easy win.

Naomi Velvet Jumpsuit


Urban Outfitters

This high-neck jumpsuit pairs great with an oversized blazer and sleek loafers. Bonus: The tailored leg means this jumpsuit won't get lost underneath a parka or winter coat.

Savana Velvet Wide-Leg Jumpsuit



The wide leg of this L'Agence jumpsuit compliments its low-cut, deep-V neckline. Complete the look with a statement jacket and low-key makeup à la Blake Lively.