The 18-Hour Jumpsuit

The 18-Hour Jumpsuit

Having evolved from its former utilitarian connotations, the jumpsuit has now formally cemented itself within the fashion forward sphere.

But, when did the jumpsuit become so fashionable? It’s true, currently it has taken over the party dress as the uniform for cocktail hour. Corporate two-piece tailoring, the favoured office attire, is now being replaced with a smart one-piece and heels. Weekend? No one can surpass the simplicity of the one-and-done jumpsuit.

The jumpsuit is grounded in versatility. Heels, trainers, flats and boots – it’s your finishing accent that can transition your look from, ‘brunch with the girls’ to ‘date night’.  And honestly, how many outfits have that ability?

It was the 1970s that cemented the jumpsuit’s place within the epicenter of fashion’s repertoire. Consider the statement it made on the likes of Diana Ross, Bianca Jagger and Cher. The 80s saw an injection of shoulder pads and crimson hues, whilst the 90s embraced the denim dungarees.

The 80s Jumpsuits were grounded in opulent decadence. Much like the 80s themselves!
The timeless Bianca Jagger embraced the jumpsuit for on or off duty dressing.
Queen of nonchalant cool – Kate Moss relied on the humble jumpsuit during the 90s. The result? We all followed suit.
Studio 54 – the location required eccentricity, loudness and total individuality. Cue, Diana Ross rocking an asymmetrical striped number during the club’s heyday.


Now, the jumpsuit offers you a polished silhouette with minimal effort.I adore this jumpsuit by Rixo – a kaleidoscope of hues and print. How else could you so artfully blend in the celestial and the orient? It’s certainly a showstopper.

Alternatively, the pinnacle brand of jumpsuits and bygone 70s’s sartorial cool has to be Reformation.The subtle design permutations evident in their Missy Jumpsuit (subtle keyhole detailing at the back and the wide leg) means it’s a go-to for any social occasion. But, for weekend ease, simply pair with trainers.

Additionally, the simplicity of this Sleeveless Jumpsuit means it can be styled for work or play. For after hours, switch to heels and add some gold hoops and you’re ready to go.

Whether it’s downtime or out-time, the jumpsuit has evolved to become one of the most important, integral and fashionable items in your wardrobe.


Catherine McMaster
Editor | Writer | Content Producer Editor - Sunseeker Magazine Editor - Gaggenau Magazine Editor - Unique Magazine Contributing Editor - THE SUN | NEWS UK

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